Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Ryan!

I can hardly believe that today my first born is 23 years old! I hope you have a most Happy Birthday Ryan--and you should let your professors know it's your birthday--maybe they will go easy on you!



This is a picture that was taken a year or so ago with some of his friends when they got together to have one of their LAN parties. My son Ryan is the one they are holding up, and Ryan is holding my youngest, Miss Scarlett.

How quickly the time goes...I can remember him going off to his first day of kindegarten with his little backpack and now he's starting his first year of law school. Sigh.

Just so everyone knows, you probably won't be hearing much from me over the next couple of days as we will be bringing my daughter to college today! Now I will officially have an empty nest, which I do admit I am a little nervous about. I am very proud of both of my kids--I've always known that after we raise them up we have to let them go, but does it have to be so hard? I know it will get easier with time, especially after watching them grow into courteous and responsible adults.

18 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Happy Birthday, Ryan!

Missy said...

Hope that Ryan has an awesome birthday!

Lisa said...

Hi Jo jo! I love your blog. I gave you an award!

http://bookblabbing.blogspot.com/2009/08/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Lezlie said...

Happy Birthday, Ryan!
Lezlie

Allie ~ Hist-Fic Chick said...

Happy Birthday, Ryan! I just saw my little sis off to Roanoke College in Virginia the other day...my how the time flies!

Janel said...

Happy B-day to Ryan!

stacybuckeye said...

Happy Birthday to Ryan. And Happy Empty Nest to you!

Ti said...

Happy Bday Ryan and congrats to your daughter for her first day at college!

It may be a little bit weird having an empty house but we'll keep you company :)

Veens said...

Happy Birthday Ryan!!!!!! ANd congrats to your younger one too!! Have fun in College!!

I know it must be had..but you are one PROUD girl aren't you!

RyGuy said...

Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes, I appreciate it!

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

Ohh, your last paragraph brought tears to my eyes. It is hard to let them go. I won't even try to give you some sappy platitudes about how it will get better.

Dar said...

Happy Birthday to your son Jo-Jo! I hope you get your daughter off to college ok.

Anna said...

Happy birthday, Ryan!

I can't believe my daughter starts 4th grade on Monday. I'm not ready for that. I can't imagine how I'll be when she goes to college!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Serena said...

Happy Birthday to Ryan! Wow 23...that's great!

lilly said...

Happy birthday to your son. Time does fly by, doesn't it? It's scary how quickly sometimes.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Doesn't that just make you wonder where the time went? I don't have any children, but I'm old enough I COULD have a 23 year old!

L. Diane Wolfe “Spunk On A Stick”
www.circleoffriendsbooks.blogspot.com

Luanne said...

Happy birthday to Ryan! time does fly....

Rebecca :) said...

I thought I left a happy b-day wish here, but obviously not! I hope it was a fabulous one!