Thursday, February 24, 2011

When I Grow Up....


At Grans

"When I grow up, I want to be a little boy".  ~ Joseph Heller, Something Happened, 1974





My 'little boy' is now 13 years old. My eldest is a teenager! ..... we stand eye to eye (which isn't hard as I am a shortie). 13 years have gone in the blink of an eye.


He is a gorgeous young man... kind, compassionate, insightful, funny, eloquent, bright as a button, athletic, musical and handsome! I am so so blessed to be your Mum, my darling 'Brynley'... you are more than I ever imagined I would receive in a son. I look forward to being your Mum through everything that life throws at you. I will be there, when you need me, 'til the day I die.
I love you my beautiful boy.
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39 comments:

  1. Thanks to a great mum who's always there for better or for worst. And don't forget the upbringing.

    YOU done a good job my dear, Lady? Keep up that good work. ALways keeping my heart with you 3.

    Hugs so much to my lil AMs...

    x0x0

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  2. Happy 13th birthday Bryn...I remember how momentous the occasion was when I turned 13. Don't ever grow up. Best advice ever!

    XO, Andrea

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  3. He´s so handsome too - just like his brother! :-)

    I can imagine 13 years passes quickly, my oldest will be 9 in August and I don´t know what happened - he was just a baby!

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  4. Best wishes to your "not so little anymore" baby! I hope he has a great day. xx

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  5. Happy Birthday dude! He is gorgeous! Hope you all have a great day xo

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  6. Happy birthday Brynley and congrats A-M on being one of the best mums in the whole damn world! He is very lucky to have such a caring, strong, insightful mum. Its no wonder he is a darling - as they say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Have the best birthday ever!

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  7. Dear Brynley,
    Happy 13th Birthday!!!
    I hope you have a wonderful day! Being a teenager is really fun - as long as you always listen to your Mum :) Looks like you had a great time at Grans - my little William wishes he could have been there with you, he would have been straight into that water.
    Big birthday hugs to the three of you,
    Janette & Will xx

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  8. Happy 13th Birthday Brynley. Have a great day.
    xox

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  9. There must be something about February babies A-M! The HAPPIEST of HAPPIEST birthdays to your gorgeous boy. Being a MUM is the best job in the world - don't you think? When you look at your chidren and see the amazing people they are growing into - it just makes your heart glow with pride and joy. xxo Sharyne

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  10. Happy Birthday Brynley! You're a remarkable young man, never forget that..Rachaelxx

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  11. Happy Birthday!!! Teenager - wow, interesting times ahead.... Have a wonderful day. Gorgeous note, such passion and Grans looks like a fun place to explore. ;-)

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  12. Happy 13th Birthday Brynley!
    A-M, you truly are blessed with such beautiful (and very handsome) sons. You must be so proud of them. You have obviously brought them up well :)

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  13. Happy, Happy Birthday Brynley!!!
    I hope you have a wonderful, fun day!

    your friend,
    Joan
    (New Hampshire, USA)

    p.s. today is my neighbors birthday too, but he is a "little" older than you.... he's 91 today!!!:)

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  14. Wow! Congratulations to you both... that certainly is a milestone. Happy Birthday Brynley... gxo

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  15. Happy birthday Brynley! And congratulations A-M, for raising such a gorgeous young fella - you must be so proud. Hope you have a ripper of a day! K xx

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  16. Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a very special day Brynley :0) That is such a beautiful place also ..gorgeous photos:0)

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  17. Happy 13th Birthday Brynley.
    Have a wonderful day and enjoy being spoilt. So sweet that you are the favourite brother!
    xxx

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  18. The pay ain't much as a mother....but I wouldn't change it for the world.......... Happy Birthday Brynley. My daughter turned 13 last october so I know what it's like to have a teenager in the house.
    May your year be filled with good health and lots of fun and adventure!!!
    from helen

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  19. Happy Birthday Brynley xxx
    Hope you enjoy your special day. Love F

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  20. A very Happy Birthday to you Brynley...from Seattle, Washington! Welcome to the 'teens'...how exciting is that!?! Did the girls get some cake?
    Best,
    Jessica

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  21. How exciting!!!!

    Happy Birthday Brynley (I love their names A-M!). I hope you have the BEST day young man. Keep that smile and life will be a total breeze :)

    Once again, you have a priceless letter from your hilarious little brother. He doesn't give much away does he?

    Hope you all have a lovely day x

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  22. Kudos to you A-M for raising such lovely young men!

    Happy 13th Brynley!

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  23. Those photos show pure joy. I love it! Happy Birthday Brynley, you are well loved so you must be doing something right! Keep it up and don't give your mum too much of a hard time now you are a teenager!

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  24. Congratulations to you for teaching him to be a great guy! And a super Happy Birthday to him!
    God bless you all.

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  25. Happy birthday, young man .. happy birthday!

    From Bend Oregon in the USA.

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  26. Oh, happy 13th birthday, little man! What adorable photos of you and your little brother - he really does look like your best friend. You must have so much fun together. Your Mum has done such a great job looking after you - you're so lucky to have her there for you. Always. J x

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  27. Happy 13th Birthday Brynley, my niece just turned 13 on the 18th!! Those February kids are always good ones!! I hope you have a fantastic day!

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  28. aww happy birthday mr teenager!! My Madi turned 13 in August and she is my youngest so that will come for you quickly too A-M ! Where do the days/months/years go...i still see the cute little toddlers in my 2 even when they are being hormonal teenagers...hopefully boys are easier! Mel xx

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  29. Happy 13th birthday Brynley! What a special birthday as you become a teenager. A-M, your beautiful natured, handsome boys are a reflection of the wonderful Mum you are to them both xx

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  30. Yay! Happy Birthday Brynley!

    I love the birthday note ...and *did* he like his pressies? :)

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  31. Happy birthday Brynley from Italy!!! :-)
    You have a tresure in your boys darling!! :-) they are awesome!!
    Kisses
    Etta

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  32. Happy birthday, Brynley - officially a teen and a young man now. You're off to a brilliant start and you have a wonderful mum and brother who love you without limits. Have a terrific birthday celebration. I hope it involves some pretty cool presents!

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  33. Happy Birthday Brynley,
    You are a "gem", so priceless to your Mum and little brother.

    Hope your Mum has told you that I have you planned to be my princess's first boyfriend (she turned 4 last Monday) so you need to wait about 14 years!!!

    Have a wonderful day!

    Christine xo (and Sophie xoxo)

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  34. Enjoy the moment. Have a very Happy Birthday! Soon he will go from catching frogs and such and will be driving. They grow so fast.

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  35. Happy Birthday to Brynley!

    Love the birthday note from his brother - the part about Brynley being his favourite brother made me laugh :-)

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  36. Birthday wishes comeing all the way from Holland. Happy Birthday Brynley
    Hope you "had" a great day since we are on a diffent time. A-M congratulations on raising a fine young man. Julie in Holland :) Xo

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  37. Happy birthday, Brinley! I remember the last year, the first time that I saw this blog was in this exactly day, I remember the lovely photo of your son, and he was so beautiful! My little boy has 13 too.Congratulations, A-M for your amazing words about Brinley.
    Kisses from Brasil

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  38. Happy Birthday to your handsome young man!

    Kat :)

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  39. Oh wow. A teenager. You have been blessed with beautiful boys A-M, but you have played a big part in them being so beautiful. Never underestimate that. xxx

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