Wednesday, January 30, 2013


January 31
I started having some strange pains...
I was scheduled for a C-Sec March 14
and because I had never been in labor with Grace,
I didn't know for sure what I was feeling
I called the Dr. who was 2 hours away ~~ we were in the middle of a very cold blizzard
He told me it was Braxton-Hicks..take a if something changes
in the middle of the night when my water broke
I called the hospital and asked that they call him
the nurse said
"honey, you come on over to the hospital and when you get here, if your water really did break then we'll call your doctor"
I said ok...I'm headed that way...btw..I'm down for a C-sec March 14

met me at the door

He was born February 1, 1984 and currently is in possession of all baby photos
this is the day he took my scissors and cut his hair
he was born with a high and tight
or as he called it when he combed it...
"a shelf"
like his Uncle Jamie's
I always dressed him and Grace alike
something I think he's never really forgiven me for
nice shirt
the tree he's leaning on is just a few blocks down from where we live now

here he is
a man
choosing art
baby on the way
I think Grace has on a pink shirt and khaki skirt

these are the kind of photos I get from him
these are his cucumbers
sometimes he sends photos of
his roses
cardinals in his trees
his dogs

 the new car 
and just the other day
a new little man
that I can only pray that will give him as much 
as he has given us

Today...this is the email I got from him
I hope you will take the time to watch it because it is where we live
and it is truly amazing
both that it's where we live and that these are the kinds of things he sends my way
pura vida

Wyman, the photographer, used to live in the old jail in BenjaminTX.  The photo of the coiled rattlesnake appeared on the cover of a wildlife magazine in the 80's. He said, there were times he crawled a long way on his belly to get a good shot of a wild animal.

The music is by Doug Smith from PetersburgTexas




Anonymous said...

oh my gosh this was lovely and what a beautiful son you have , inside and out,

carolyn bradford said...

What a joy to have children that care and send us videos and emails and literally make us a part of their lives…I can't imagine life without that! It was a beautiful video! Thanks so much for your sweet comments earlier! I truly appreciate them!

Marissa said...

What a sweet post!! Happy Birthday to your son!! Loved the dog picture!!!

helen tilston said...

A beautiful loving post. He was beautiful and original from the very beginning. A very Happy birthday to your son.


Maureen said...

Thank you to you and your fine son for sharing that video. I've never been to Texas and am awed at the beauty captured in those photographs. It's a lot like Alberta, my Dad's home province with wide open spaces and blue, blue skies!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Good morning! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful video and music.
Happy Birthday to your wonderful grown up baby boy and congrats on his new baby boy.
This made my heart happy. :)

stefanie said...

life is beautiful!!!!

Marina Pérez said...

What a beautiful son! 1984 s great year. That was the year when I met my husband.


Style Maniac said...

I can't imagine you could give your son any better of a birthday gift than this lovely and touching post.

Stacy Curran said...

My daughter was six weeks early too! Kind of scary then, but she's all caught up now. Happy birthday to your son, who I know will always be your baby!

Leslie said...

Loved this! Happy birthday to your son! These are great photos .. so funny when they cut their hair!

Heather - New House New Home said...

Happy Birthday to Gina's son - and happy birthing day to you Gina. How lovely that your son takes after his mother in so many ways - caring, creative and gorgeous!


Parabéns ao sei filho que Deus dê a ele muito sucesso e felicidades. Como é bom recordar essas fases.
Tenha um ótimo fim de semana.

designchic said...

What a wonderful post and such an exciting time in both of your lives...he's definitely a chip off the old block!!