Tuesday, May 12, 2009


It is hard to believe that you boys are 38 years old today. After posting about your birth last week, it seems like it was just yesterday that you were little and life was running at full speed. There has been so much joy over these past 38 years, watching you grow up into the young men you are today. There have been times of great heartache too, watching you learn the hard lessons of life, not being able to step in and rescue you from your own wrong choices. No amount of warnings and advice would keep you from learning your own lessons, your own way. But you did great through it all and it has made better men of you both. Your Dad and I are so proud to call you our sons and walk this life with you as you have your own families to nurture and love. To hear you say that we did it right with you, even though you sometimes didn't like it, makes us feel so special and honored. We didn't always do it right, but to not have it held against us is priceless. We love you guys more today than we ever thought possible, and we will always be mom and dad to you. We are so thankful that you both know the Lord and He is your savior. May you always rely on Him to direct your paths. He is faithful and keeps His promise to never leave or forsake us. We can count on Him.

I hope your day is full of joy and love and you know how special you both are to us and everyone who knows you. You are our treasures from God. And we just love that you only live 15 minutes away from home. Love and Blessings to you both today.

Love and Hugs, Mom and Dad


pam said...

So heartfelt, Laurie. I am crying reading and feeling the love and pride you have for your sons.

Sending birthday wishes their way.


Needled Mom said...

Happy birthday to both of them. They sound like wonderful men. Our second son was 38 yesterday.

Dawn said...

Great thoughts on your sons. I was so glad to hear from Kev on Mother's Day and got a wonderful card with a sweet message.

Today was Feisty's birthday - 5 years old already.

Happy Birthday to your guys!

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday to your twin sons. We share this date and we share having twins. Thank you for checking in on us, you faithful friend. Love you.

Always a Southern Girl said...

How wonderful!!

DeeDee said...

happy belated bday boys! Laurie, isn't it neat that God allowed usto parent such godly adults??? And in all the mistakes we have made, God continued to bless us "real good" w/their love and devotion. I know you enjoyed the memories of 38 yrs on Tuesday!

I am very busy w/grands in Ga...so I will catch up w/u later! Love an hugs!

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Happy birthday Laurie's Boys.
xoxo Nita