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Wednesday, March 03, 2010


His stance couldn't look anymore like a 16 year old here than it does.

His aggravated look on his face because of my cameras presence couldn't scream teenager anymore than it does.

His style couldn't be anymore handsome than it is. Quite a good lookin' kid if you ask me. I know you didn't but I'm just sayin'...!

When he wears his under armour sunglasses he reminds me of the movie TOP GUN. GQ'ish and stealth like. Which character is he..."Goose" of course. Cocky and good lookin'! The hair is almost an exact resemblance.

I love that I convinced him many many years ago that real men wear pink. To this day, he'll throw on a pink polo and not even think twice about it. Oh day he is going to make that wife of his a very lucky girl.

In 10 days he will be 11 years old. It feels like just yesterday that the doctor looked at me and said..."He's breech. We'll need to do a C-section." That was my first clue that nothing about Brennen would ever be of the norm. He is a special kid. One who is madly in love with the idea of protecting his baby sister. (except when she comes into his room and dumps all of his cars) I'm so blessed and thankful for his caring and loving spirit. He has an overflowing heart filled with compassion which is just out of this world.

I love how he shares my same love of music. We share Itunes songs back and forth all of the time. He loves everything from Christian music to hip hop - just like his Mama. Yes, this child knows a good tune when he hears it. He makes me smile when he cranks the computer in his room and listens to my playlist on this here ol' blog. I hear him belting out tunes and think..."yeap, that's my boy."

In 10 days, he will be eleven. In 3 months, he will graduate from being a 5th grader in elementary school to a big 6th grader in junior high. I basically have three months before our world gets turned upside down. Let's face it...middle school was the starting point for all of us. The start of the distance which ensues between parents and their children. It makes me cringe at the thought. I want him to be 2 all over again. I want the chili bowl haircut back. I want the blues clues videos back that he would dance to, and the sound of his little voice when he would say "Close the gate Papa, close the gate!" (old joke amongst him and my Dad) minute he still looks so very small, playing like a child would when I gaze out at him...

and the next minute he stands so very big, straight, and tall - looking like he is 10 going on 25.

I'm clinging to each day - hour by hour.

Yes, he is growing up right before my eyes. They always do. Today I'm feeling it a little more than the usual. Because of that, I came here to journal those feelings and embrace them. Embrace the growth and the power of life. I love this boy. Love him to the sun and back ten gazillion times over.

Much love, Angie

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell me about it Angie. My baby graduates high school in a couple of months. And my oldest will be 26 in July. Time flies . . .

deb williams

3/03/2010 6:50 PM  
Anonymous Alison said...

Beautiful post, Angie!

3/03/2010 8:27 PM  
Blogger erin said...

This made me teary eyed! My little boy is 2 and has a cute little blonde chili bowl haircut. He was horrible today, wouldn't nap, ran all over the house getting into everything and was just hell on wheels. In the meantime my phone was ringing off the hook with work stuff and I was stressed. I wanted to pull my hair out.Your post made me realize I need to just take a deep breath, relaz and live in the moment. Before I know it he will be a big kid like your guy heading off to jr. high. Thanks for the post.

3/03/2010 10:22 PM  
Blogger Sparkles N' Sports said...

Oh my goodness, I will be in your shoes next year at this time. My baby turns 10 in May and I just cannot believe junior high is around the corner. You're right, that's when it all started to change. I'm trying to cherish all the moments with him until then!!


3/03/2010 11:07 PM  
Blogger agnestaborinnaples said...

What a beautiful post wish they had blogs back in the day when my son was "a little boy". they tell us to take the time to smell the roses because like life the smell disapears to quickly. Looks like your son has discovered that life is what you want it to be take each day and cherish it. We lost our son more than 30 years ago but he is ever present in our hearts. Thank you again for this post that honors our sons. Agnes

3/04/2010 5:29 PM  
Anonymous Lori McGuire said...

This post could have been written by me about my 17 year old son. My firstborn. He holds a place in my soul that I just can't put into words. It was so nice to read your words about your firstborn! He really is growing up and so handsome.

3/04/2010 9:14 PM  
Anonymous Cheryl from Miami said...

Hi Angie! Wow, what an ironic post! My firstborn and only son turns 11 in 16 days! I remember that first day dropping him off at the Montessori preschool he attended. My husband and I cannot believe that he will be turning the corner later this year from elementary school to head on over to middle school. In Miami, there are K-8 schools. Does Collier County have K-8 schools? I am hoping for a smooth transition since the K-8 center allows the kids to stay at the same campus and enter 6th grade. Time is so precious...I remember each of his birthdays like they were yesterday! Hoping your "baby boy" will have an awesome birthday!

3/04/2010 9:33 PM  
Blogger RockinMom said...

Angie. Beautiful pictures of your handsome young men. I think everyone around me thinks I sound like a broken record because I am always talking about how fast the kids are growing up. As a parent it is such a mixed bag of emotions as you watch your babies grow into teenagers. *sigh*.

3/06/2010 7:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A truly hansome young boy, that you have every right to be proud of, however he is so lucky to have the wonderful mother that you are. You are awesome!!!!

3/06/2010 8:32 PM  

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