Saturday, March 21, 2009

Can't believe it!

My oldest turns 16 today. He would say "Yes"! I say "Ugh"! Letting him go to Agentina was way easier than seeing him turn 16. At least when he went to Argentina he still needed us to drive him to and from the airport. Now he doesn't need to depend on us in this way anymore. My husband made the comment about a week ago, that after all these years of driving him to school, weather they talked or not, they were together now that is over. Just another part of letting go. Oh I am pretty sure I will get used to it and at times be very thankful that he can go pick up that forgotten item from the store for me and that he can now take himself to and from school and practices but for now I am sad that the "taxi" chapter has closed.
Happy Birthday Chandler, you are an awesome young man that we are so proud of. Looking forward to what God has in store for you and our lives in the future.
We love you!
Mom,Dad, Carson & Cameron


Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday Chandler. I know that my oldest turns 14 this year and I am amazed everyday that my baby is growing up so fast. Where does the time go?

Anonymous said...

Chandler, Sure hope you had a great birthday.Yes, Linda, that does happen even though we can't see where the time has gone.
I am proud to be the great grandmother of such a fine young lad. Love, Grandma

MOM said...

Happy Birthday Chandler!!! Sorry this is late but we were off in France at Belleau Wood where the U.S. Marines stopped the Germans from entering Paris during WWI. Hope you birthday was as exciting as our trip was. The sun was out and we had a private tour of the battle grounds one Marine to another.
Love ya all,
Nana & Pop Pop

Sandy said...

It was great chatting with Chandler on his birthday!
Hope you have a wonderful week.
Love ya sis,

Julie said...

Happy late Birthday to Chandler!!! My niece is going to be 16 in August!! But I think she thinks she is 16 now!!! :-)

Shannon said...

Aww! That is such a fun time. I used to ask my mom all the time if she needed anything from the store. :) Just an excuse to drive!

justabeachkat said...

Happy Birthday to your very handsome son! Enjoy him every chance you get 'cause once they get their driver's license, they are on the move constantly.

I've enjoyed catching up with you and your sweet family. I'm so sorry "your move" didn't go as smoothly as you had planned it in your head.

Thanks for all of your visits while I was on my trip. We stayed so busy that my computer time was taken up with doing a post each day and downloading my photos. It sure feels good to be home and able to blog again.


Sheila said...

Happy Belated Birthday Chandler! Oh my being 16 is so exciting, I remember when Brittney and Ethan turned 16 they were sooo excited. You will survive it (I promise). Linda thank you so much for the sweet comments and kind words on my absence from blogging. I have been down in the dumps in regards to my mothers health. I just couldnt bring myself to blog no matter how many times I tried. I am so much better now (think this all caught me off gaurd). I have missed everyone so much and so happy to be back.
Have a blessed day.
Much love,

The Berry's Patch said...

Hi Linda,

Happy birthday to your son. My daughter received her drivers license recently. I'm hesitant to let you go by herself though. I'm sure I'll eventually get used to the idea. :-)

Paige's Petals said...

Thanks for stopping by yesterday! I have not been on here in two weeks. Yes, that first picture was Pat right before we were married 25 years ago this year. Dad is doing better, but no conclusive reasons. Thanks for asking! xoxo

Meredith said...

Aww...16! I know I will be there with Graham before I know it. Enjoy having the extra time for yourself. :)

Sandy said...

Okay Sister ~ where are ya??
Love ya

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