Wednesday, April 18, 2007

ANOTHER YEAR GONE

From 16 months to 16 years and the first big beautiful smile after the braces came off.
Today he would have been 36. Almost twice the age I was when I had him. I still can't imagine having a son that old. All mothers wonder what their children will become and I like what he became.

13 comments:

Lord Sedgwick said...

G'donya mum. Woulda given an arm 'n' a leg to have had a good'n like you.

(Well, maybe not. Would've ended up a poor man's Douglas Bader.)

Cheers, Coppertop.

JahTeh said...

You did what with a n**** s***** of J******?

Me dear old Dad would have adopted you and given you both daughters in unholy matrimony.

Andrew said...

And you could have had a terrible argument with and never spoken again, but it makes no difference hey.

R.H. said...

Well done.

Meredith said...

A beautiful boy.

GoAwayPlease said...

Dear JT

if he not been so handsome,

the pain and loss
would be no less.

A normal life is simply a series of losses and compromises.

peace and love from me.

Zoe said...

xxx

JahTeh said...

Andrew, it's why I despise mothers who toss out their gay children because it wouldn't have mattered to me if he had been.

Meredith, Brownie, Zoe, He really was the most gentle person and I hope I always remember how he used to laugh. He had my rotten sense of humour. One of his first wildlife photos was a little skink on a log framed with ferns, the position, shading, everything was perfect. I thought of him staying still for ages to get the shot, little beast told me later, the skink was dead and he'd propped it up with matches. I bet he's still laughing.

Middle Child said...

Reading this has taken me a little out of my own misery and made me realise how much people mean, children mean all of that an all the rest is just frills around the edges...
Thanks for your thoughts on my blog...I haven't been able to write a new post can't figure out how to do it from away...but have posted a comment on my last post which will fill you in...haven't the energy to do it again.

Your son was so neautiful and no reason to think he would not have grown even more beautiful...

He would be with you in some way and will be till the day you die. Okay

Zoe said...

hehehe....The cheeky little bugger alright! Yeah I bet he's still laughing JT, but what a terrific memory he created for you.

Count your blessings, if he hadn't left when he had to, you mighta been stuck with a horrible daughter-in-law like me every xmas .....cause I would have snapped him up!!!!

Zoe XXX

Zoe said...

oh I forgot!

http://psisimulacra.blogspot.com/

Thats where you'll find me these days JT!

Love Zoe XXX

Ampersand Duck said...

Damn, came in a few days too late, but you have my utter sympathy and best wishes. He looks beautiful.

JahTeh said...

MC, I remember the waiting in intensive care, first with my Dad then my boy. You do have to have hope but at the same time you have to be practical about what to do if the worst happens. It's like looking at the world with one eye on each outcome.

Zoe, that blog is supposed to be secret but I found it through my site meter. Lovely photo of your boys.

&Duck, I think the first comment I made on your blog was when you wrote about Bumblebee's heart problems but look at him now.