Thursday, February 22, 2007


Eighteen years ago today he was brand new: 6lbs4oz, mostly spindly legs and big feet. Now look at him - he's all grown up! 6 feet and a bit! (We haven't measured for a while.)

To paraphrase Mrs T, we have become the mother of an adult. :-)

I was 20 years old, I really didn't have a clue about parenting. I thought he'd be lucky to make it through his first year! But he was resilient and I learned and now his childhood is officially over - though he's been a man for years, of course.

I'm very proud of him: he's everything a mother could wish for. It's been a privilege to bring him up and we wish him the very best for his adulthood :-)



Blogger Tim said...

Looks like he is still mostly spindly legs and big feet :-)

Happy Bday1

10:12 am, February 22, 2007  
Blogger Baz said...

Happy Birthday to Tom and well done to you for getting him there with all his bits still attached, in relatively sane condition and without the aid of artificial stimulants :)

10:59 am, February 22, 2007  
Anonymous Paula said...

Happy Birthday to Tom

12:56 pm, February 22, 2007  
Blogger Allie said...

Happy birthday to Tom!

2:04 pm, February 22, 2007  
Blogger Gill said...

"Looks like he is still mostly spindly legs and big feet :-)"

ROFL yes! He and his brother both have size 13 feet ^^

Thanks all! :-)

4:25 pm, February 22, 2007  
Blogger Nic said...

Happy Birthday Tom :)

6:06 pm, February 22, 2007  
Blogger skypainter said...

Happy Birthday Tom xx How wonderful to have such a lovely young man in this world x

8:17 pm, February 22, 2007  
Blogger Unshelled said...

size 13 wait till they get to size 16.... lol like my little bro has.

10:22 pm, February 22, 2007  
Blogger Rosie said...

It was really lovely to see you all, and it did strike me what a great guy Tom has grown into. I hope you're proud of him, and yourself.
(Cheers for the rabbit food! they love it)

11:39 pm, February 22, 2007  
Blogger mamadillo said...

happy flippin' birthday!!

1:45 am, February 23, 2007  
Blogger Gill said...

Thanks all :-)
I'll point him at your messages, though I might be in trouble for posting the pic :-/

10:57 am, February 23, 2007  
Blogger HelenHaricot said...

late commenter here, but happy birthday tom anyway.

7:43 pm, February 23, 2007  

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