Saturday, September 15, 2007

Happy Birthday Jacob!

Sunday, September 16th ............ Happy Birthday Jake! Every September I see sons and grandson age... guess this means I see me age... wow... time is flying by now! And I WONDER why I have a tough time every September???
23 years ago I gave birth to the biggest of my boys weighing in at 10.5... can I get an OMG? Today he towers all of us at 6.something, but whos counting? He has been home from Iraq now a difficult year, and we fear headed back for his second tour any day now. I'm not happy about this. He is in Transportation and I dont even want to talk about that.. so lets discuss other stuff, K? He is a new Father now, so he will deployed with even more interests left at home. Oh I forgot.. not talking about that.
Jake has always been a curious, knowledge seeking kid..oh sorry, he isnt a kid anymore right? Question boy back then(and now) he had himself into everything! He loves to cook, and always has. Baseball was his claim to fame as a child and we loved all the games. I especially liked his MVP years.
He loves Pismo too, and tearing up the dunes on the ATV's. He doesnt like my parrot, and the feelings are mutual. Below is a collage Walt made for him to take with him with all of us in it... ( see rudy? LOL) (its funny!) I honestly dont see where 23 years went... It seems like yesterday I was hauling he and his friends around with baseball bats and koolaid. Reality is, yesterday was actually a rough Christmas with him away in Iraq. But 23 years ago, a special day indeed. Happy Birthday Dear Jake, I love you.

8 comments:

Randi said...

What a gorgeous young man! Happy Birthday! Wishing you all the best life has to offer. And that you get to stay home...

Desert Threads said...

Handsome young man! I know how badly you miss your kids!

Deb said...

What a handsome young man! I know how proud you must be! I'll send up my prayers that he does not have to go back to that hell that is Iraq.

Jan Thompson said...

Now that is a big, strapping, good-looking guy! God bless you all in this difficult time, and a very big thank you for all he is doing for all of us.

The Sarah Bear said...

I remember playing basketball with Jake (can I say Pooter) in your driveway... and now he's 23? Where did our little boy go?

Carla said...

10.5?????? THAT is so deserving of at least a few OMG!!! OMG OMG OMG! My oldest was 9 lbs, so wow from me.

PS: what a handsome young man!

Lynn Douglass said...

I'm gonna give you another OMG for that big strappin' boy! Collin was 1 ounce shy of 10 lbs.! Jake is a mighty fine looking young man, Gina, and your love for him resonates in your post. How do they grow up so quickly? Please pass the tissues.

Nancy H said...

He has the genetic good looks! Aren't birthdays special memories for mom? I say one tour is enough already!

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