Monday, April 4, 2011

"C" is for Celebration....




A to Z Challenge:
ABC's of My Life~


Celebrating the life of my boy…

At 8:12am on Easter Sunday, 4-4-99 our little Easter bunny came into the world via emergency C-section; aka-Nicholas Scott Spaine. He weighed 7 lbs. and 7 oz. and was 19.5 in. long. If  numerology intrigues you, doubles abound! When he turns 21 years of age, perhaps we’ll all go to Vegas to commemorate :)


However, we applaud the caring and compassionate companion. He is considerate of others within his world and even those outside his realm of everyday connections. He continually gives of himself in his words, actions and material belongings. He cries at sad commercials and horrendous news displayed on the television; he pleads for reason and offers prayers to those in need.


In my search for his baby picture I spotted a photo of Nicholas at three years of age designing stadiums on the kitchen floor; he’s clings tight to that dream of being an architect as he creates elaborate golf courses, detailed sports arenas and cityscapes. He’s creative beyond imagination.

He is comical, charismatic and courteous. He is calm, capable and fiercely competitive as well as communicative . . . did I ever tell you he continually talked as a toddler to keep himself awake-and still does-sleep is finally upon us when our world has become quiet and still; ahhhh….


Nicholas is all of these qualities and more, wrapped into one cute twelve year old child both inside and out who is truly a gift from God that both his parents cherish deeply!



The things which the child loves remain in the domain of the heart until old age. The most beautiful thing in life is that our souls remain over the places where we once enjoyed ourselves.

By Kahlil Gibran

44 comments:

Siv Maria said...

beautiful tribute to your son. I love the words of the prophet, I have read it so many times that the pages are starting to fall out :)

From the Kitchen said...

Happy birthday to your precious boy! The photos brought back fond memories of my two boys--the treasured stuffed animals, sports and, most especially, sweet grinning faces.

Enjoy the day.

Best,
Bonnie

Jules said...

I'd say you definitely have reason to celebrate. Love the second photo but that little Cincinnati Red is priceless :)

Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Bish Denham said...

Sweet. Nice looking boy you got there.

Out on the prairie said...

If they would only stay as puppies longer, I still see my grown kids as youngsters.

Oklahoma Granny said...

Happy Birthday to your son!

Old Kitty said...

Awwwwww!!! This is so lovely!!! My heart is melting!! What a sweet amazing boy you have!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR SON!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope he has a wonderful special day today! Take care
x

Rae said...

Such a sweet post! It reminds me of my only son- who will turn 27 next month. Aren't we blessed?

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

what a cutie!
Happy Birthday to your son!!!

Out of My Mind said...

Well, the "Cs" are certainly covered in that post.

Concentrating, I hung on every word and was getting ready to
Congratulate you on having such a
Charismatic son when I saw: By Kahlil Gibran

Curious....is this your son? I had to run and get my reading glasses to Carefully
Compare the last photo to the one on your side bar.

Coming to the
Conclusion that they are?

Cracky! You sure make your readers work hard! kt

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday, Nick! You look like a fine boy and if your mommy has anything to do with it -- you will be a great man! :)

Bossy Betty said...

Oh! Posts like this just melt my heart! Happy Birthday to Nick and his Mama too!

Arkansas Patti said...

Happy Birthday to a handsome, special young man. You paint a beautiful picture Tracy and somehow, I don't think you will have to fear his teenage years.

Munir said...

Happy Birthday to a handsome young man !
He must have been the cutest Easter Bunny for you guys. I am sure he is as nice inside as his looks are:)

Dawn said...

What a wonderful post to a wonderful guy.
Happy Birthday to him!!!!

Talli Roland said...

Aw, he's gorgeous! You must be so proud.

PS - Feel free to ask away!

texwisgirl said...

what a sweet soul you've brought into the world... :) happy birthday, young man!

Ginny said...

He is a very beautiful child, both inside and out!!! That has quite a bit to do with the parents, as well!!! He seems so much like Ella. Give him a big kiss for me!!! What will you be doing for his birthday? I hope you will post pictures!

Ellie said...

Happy Birthday to your son! A beautiful post. Thanks for sharing.

Ellie Garratt

Kea said...

Such a beautiful post for son! We wish him a very happy birthday and hope he has a fabulous celebration!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Tracy, What a wonderful tribute to a very special young man. I know you are proud of your son---and you and hubby have done a great job raising him... Kids do grow up much too fast for sure...

Love that last picture, since he has Tennessee ORANGE colors on!!!! ha ha

Back from vacation --trying to catch up a little!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Myne Whitman said...

This is a wonderful tribute! Happy birthday to your son Nicholas.

Rae said...

What a blessing he is. He is a handsome young man. Happy Birthday to Nicholas.

maggie's garden said...

Happy birthday Nicholas....all the best. Have a happy celebration.

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Special wishes sent to your son and the mother that is very proud to be his mom... Such a nice post.... Your a blessing to each other.

Shay said...

What a lovely post! Happy Birthday Nicholas.

Clarissa Draper said...

How wonderful! I like it when parents do a blog to their children because it's a way it can last forever.

Wanda's Wings said...

What a beautiful post. Happy Birthday Nicholas!

Jayne said...

Aw - such a sweet post celebrating your wonderful lad! Wishing him a very happy birthday. :)

Donnie said...

Happy Birthday to Nick and many, many more. I know he'll love this post. Sweet.

Wanda..... said...

Happy Birthday Nicholas!

You are a special young man, with many qualities, to make your parents proud.

Mildred said...

What a blessing your son is. Such a cute baby and handsome young man. Wishing him all the best in the year ahead.

The Words Crafter said...

He sounds like a very special little boy. I love it when the kids in my class build elaborate towers and castles in block center. I hope he does go on to achieve his dream! Maybe he can build me a real castle some day....

Beautiful quote, btw :)

Julie Harward said...

What a beautiful son..Happy Birthday to him and you! May God be with him and bless him always. :D

Mamma has spoken said...

Children are truely a gift from God! Happy birthday to your son.

Canyon Girl said...

How wonderful and happy birthday to Nicholas.

Rural Rambler said...

Well I said I was looking forward to "C" and "C" did not disappoint! Happy Birthday to your son Tracy! I loved getting to know him better. Love the quote :)

Catherine said...

Mwaaaa... heart swelling! What a beautiful post Tracy! Such a sweet sweet boy! Lovely 'C' post today my friend!!

xo Catherine

Susan Fields said...

Happy birthday to your son! What a lovely tribute and great photos - thanks for sharing with us!

Corine said...

Happy birthday to your wonderful boy! WHAT A BLESSING HE IS! :D (... not to mention, a total cutie! :D Love those photos! :)

KathyA said...

Happy Birthday, sweet and handsome Nicholas!

LDH said...

Happy Birthday wishes to your dear boy! Precious photos!

Daisy said...

Very sweet post about your son, Tracy. Hope his birthday was a happy one. :)

Rita said...

Nicholas is adorable;hope is was a perfect birthday. I had 4 sons and I know they are precious they are; my baby was just 39...now I really feel old.
Rita