Sisterhood Stories – To my Gentle Giant

You’re going to be 15 next week…  How fast the time has flown! I remember the moment you entered our lives, my advanced Christmas present. You had lots of spiky black hair, you were so precious and beautiful.  And tall.  You were already a tall baby, now looking down on me from your 5′ 11″ I’m the one feeling so small.  The doctor told me to expect you to still grow in the next two years.  Oh! My!  My clothing budget can’t follow your growth!

Joking aside, I just wanted to write how proud of you I am.  You are becoming a wonderful young man. You’ve always shown compassion and generosity, but now that you’ve matured, I’m amazed at the way you see and feel the world. You have that deeper knowledge now, where you see how faulty humans are, but where you understand that these faults are just scratches on the surface.  You are showing compassion and tolerance in a way I wasn’t able to at your age (and sometimes I still have trouble with my tolerance level, I’m faulty, as you know really well by now, but you forgive me and love me just the same ).  I love you deeply, and all the nights I spent awake worrying, for no good reason, that was just my anxious self rambling, are slowly becoming history now.  You are brilliant, confident, funny, healthy and show a great sense of morals and justice. You will bring so much to the grown-up world, I just know it. I do hope it welcomes you like you deserve it to.

I was terrified of facing the teenage years, I was certain not to possess the maternal skills to get through it.  You definitely made it easy on me and I thank you for it 🙂 You’re a beautiful athlete, one that’s not afraid of commitment and one that knows how to be a team player and how to play by the rules.  You’re intense, I’ll give you that. But it only serves to challenge me in a good way. I never need to push you, in fact, only some broken bones can stop you LOL

Happy birthday, my gentle giant.  Wishing you a world with endless possibilities, much love and a whole lot of joy, and a son just like you (but not soon, okay?).  xox


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10 Comments on Sisterhood Stories – To my Gentle Giant

  1. Ingrid Douglas
    November 27, 2014 at 4:43 pm (5 years ago)

    Isabelle what a wonderful heartfelt birthday message to your handsome son. You are indeed a very lucky woman to have so much joy with him. You must take a bow for you have instilled all those values into him. Wishing you all the most wonderful exciting awe inspiring future.
    Hugs across the oceans. Ingrid xx

    • Isabelle
      December 3, 2014 at 9:02 am (5 years ago)

      Awww, thank you very much Ingrid xox

  2. Claudia
    November 27, 2014 at 5:45 pm (5 years ago)

    Awww, such a sweet – how do you say – ode? to your son. I can feel the proud Mama and your love in every sentence. You are lucky to have him, you deserve him and somewhere in him there is your doing. So, here’s to you, too!
    p.s. still, I am pretty sure, he does not like this post, he is a boy after all 😉
    pps. Happy birthday to your son!

    • Isabelle
      December 3, 2014 at 9:01 am (5 years ago)

      He did read the post and told me he liked it, so I guess I wrote just the right dose of love without it being embarrassing 🙂 Thank you Claudia xox

  3. Kate
    November 27, 2014 at 8:03 pm (5 years ago)

    Such a beautiful post. Wishing him an amazing year ahead!

    • Isabelle
      December 3, 2014 at 9:00 am (5 years ago)

      Thank you Kate xox

  4. Lisa Gordon
    November 28, 2014 at 2:42 pm (5 years ago)

    What a beautiful post. this is.
    There is nothing quite like a son.
    I wish him a wonderful year ahead.

    • Isabelle
      December 3, 2014 at 8:59 am (5 years ago)

      Thank you very much Lisa xox

  5. Kay Maguire
    December 2, 2014 at 5:20 pm (5 years ago)

    what a wonderful birthday dedication to your son. I have followed your photos and you family photos for many years now so I feel I have watched him grow with you. Its great to see the wonderful young man he has grown into 🙂

    • Isabelle
      December 3, 2014 at 8:59 am (5 years ago)

      Thank you Kay xox


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