Friday, May 25, 2012

Happy 13th Birthday to my Nick xx

Nick's birthday has never been an easy time for me. He has no understanding of the significance of the day. The concept of birthday presents has no meaning to him and it has only been in the last couple of years that he will (not willingly) open one gaily wrapped parcel. Each birthday is a reminder of the severity of his disability. Each birthday is yet another sucker punch to let me know that his development is so far behind his chronological age.

I have spent the last couple of weeks going through hundreds of photos and its been quite a trip down memory lane.  Anyhow, I don't want to ramble on.....

Today I choose to celebrate my little boy who has now finally become a teenager... a spotty, hairy, smelly and a long string bean of a teenager. He is gentle, amusing, interactive, loving, innocent, sweet, noisy, passive, engaged and observant. He is my Nick and I am proud to be his mum.

































13 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Nick. Stunning pics Di. x

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  2. Happy birthday to your gorgeous boy! He is absolutely gorgeous (altho I suspect you already know that). You have a beautiful family XXX

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  3. Absolutely wonderful photos and a very happy birthday to your handsome boy xx

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  4. Happy birthday to your son! Amazing that, worlds apart, our boys share a birthday & a diagnosis. It's so good to find other parents who get it! Your son is very handsome - well, both boys! I'd love to add your blog on my blog roll, if that's ok? I'm sure it will be, but I always prefer to check first. Hope you, as Mom, have had a special day honoring your boy! xx

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  5. @Anonymous ~ Thank you! :)

    @Jean ~ Umm, I only put the good photos on... you should see the bad ones.. absolute shockers!! Thanks for your lovely comment! x

    @Blue Sky ~ I can't tell you how long I spend looking through all my photos. I had to really restrain myself with this post! Thank you for the birthday wishes. x

    @Becky ~ It is a small world indeed! You might be interested in this blog! Penny has twins who also turned 13 on the 25th! http://notnewtoautism.blogspot.com. I am very happy for you to add my blog, can I do the same with yours? x

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  6. Thank you - I'll check out her blog. Yes, please feel free to add mine as well. thanks!

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  7. A very happy birthday to your wonderful, gorgeous boy...and hugs to you ((xx)) Fabulous photos, a great way to celebrate.

    xx Jazzy

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  8. Happy Happy Birthday Nick!

    Di, you make beautiful children, and (from those photos) and even more beautiful life.

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  9. Thank you Jazzy and Valerie for your lovely words. xx

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  10. Happy birthday, Big Guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Bookworm. Time flies when you are having fun!!!! :)

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  11. I know I already said Happy Birthday but just wanted to say I love love the pictures!! My favorite is the one with the puppy! :)

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    1. Thanks Kathy... this puppy of ours is very time consuming!!! :-)

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