Sunday, October 19, 2008


My youngest turned 24 yesterday and it left me feeling old. Funny how a child having a birthday will do that faster than our own.
Somehow these milestone events leave me feeling a bit down. I tend to find myself reflecting back across the years and wondering where time when. Often wishing I had done things different. I know I was and still am a good mom to my kids, but I look at both my life and there's and know things could have and should have been better.
I suppose all of us have those moments when we look back and say what if...All you can do is look forwards, so I do then I smile, shed a tear...take a deep breath and then smile again.
Happy Birthday Baby



Blogger kim said...

I know I only "see" you through the blog, but I know you are an amazing mom because I think you are an amazing individual!

October 19, 2008 at 7:21 PM  
Blogger Em said...

Congratulations to you and your youngest. Hindsight always leaves us thinking of what we would have done differently...but when your kids are growing up happy you know you've done well!

October 19, 2008 at 8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to your baby. I thought I was the only one that felt that way about the children and grandchildren's birthdys. Man My oldest grandson when he turned 13 really made me feel old. Love Hugs and Blessings

October 19, 2008 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger peppylady said...

Happy Birthday to your baby.

Everyone hind sight is 20-20. I bet all in all you didn't fail raising your children.

Coffee is on.

October 19, 2008 at 11:30 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

A belated happy birthday to your youngest! My youngest daughter is still only 15 but my oldest is 27 and I can't for the life of me figure out how he got there as fast as he did!

I just turned 50 and it wasn't as bad as I thought it might be but that's because I got to celebrate it with a lot of good friends who made me feel as young as my mind still is versus the age my body is!

And you're right, we can only look forwards because if you spend too much time looking backwards, you only end up tripping over your own feet. Or something like that!

October 20, 2008 at 3:58 PM  
Blogger Nydia said...

Happy belated birthday to your baby, Autumn. All of us gets to a poit when we think weshould have done things differently... But I do believe that everything happens for a reason, so be proud to have raised a little boy into a good man and for being this sweet, wonderful person!


October 23, 2008 at 1:07 PM  

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