Sixteen.

Yes I have a sixteen year old. It’s pretty hard to believe myself, but there you have it. I sit here completely dumfounded that my son, my firstborn, is sixteen. The last 16yrs have quite literally flown by. I honestly feel like I’ve blinked and instead of him being a chubby little toddler, we’ve leapt into him on the cusp of being a young man.

The memories I have are just the most beautiful. From the moment he was born, his first smile, crawling, his first wobbly steps and more. I didn’t have a camera back then so I have very, very few images {heartbreaking, right! Not having photographic memories of your firstborn}. But I have the memories in my head and in my heart and that is more precious than having a photographic print of them I think. I can just close my eyes and I can see him toddling about as a little one and even his first school nativity play.
DSC_2588I remember one adorable moment between him & I. He was about 6yrs old and he had just developed his first wobbly tooth. A big milestone for any child.
We were sat on the door step of a friends, just chilling in the night air and chatting about this infamous wobbly tooth. He was so heartbreakingly anxious about this tooth that was once safe and secure in his mouth was now all of a sudden wobbly and on the verge of falling out. I told him about the tooth fairy that night, which intrigued him but didn’t lighten his spirits about this wobbly tooth.
DSC_2587I remember he turned to me and said the words “Mummy, will God help me get my tooth out?”, well, we’re not a particularly religious family but I just loved his question. The innocence of his words were so beautiful and I just leaned in, gave him a hug and gently told him that basically this tooth coming out was in his hands, noone elses. All it needed was a little twist and a tug and it would be in his hand.

Do you know after plucking up the courage he finally did it and I was sat there by his side through the entire process. That may seem like an insignificant mement to some, but to me it was everything. Truly everything.

Now my boy is no longer a boy, but a young man. He’s turning into a fine young man, tall, handsome and I could not be more proud.
11938180_852046661547493_532247916_nTo my son: If you ever come off League of Legends to read this dear boy. I love you. Happy sixteenth!! xx

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19 Comments

  1. 03/09/2015 / 8:54 PM

    Aww! Happy birthday to your boy! I hope he’s had a great day x

  2. Jennifer
    09/09/2015 / 4:05 AM

    Aww! Lovely post! Happy birthday to your sweet boy! What a lovely story and a great message to give a small child. #MMWBH

  3. Rebecca U
    09/09/2015 / 10:19 AM

    Wow 16! You can’t be old enough, surely?! Happy birthday to him #MMWBH

  4. Emma's Mamma
    09/09/2015 / 11:31 AM

    Aw what a lovely post! Happy birthday to your boy! #MMWBH

  5. Silly Mummy
    09/09/2015 / 11:43 AM

    Lovely post! Happy birthday to your son! #MMWBH

  6. 09/09/2015 / 1:29 PM

    my step daughter turned 16 last week. It’s hard to believe, isn’t it? It sounds like you are dealing with it a bit better than my wife is!

    • 09/09/2015 / 1:51 PM

      It’s REALLY hard to believe! Haha! Bless your wife, I know how she feels!

    • 09/09/2015 / 1:52 PM

      Thank you! It really does fly by fast doesn’t it!

  7. 09/09/2015 / 4:20 PM

    Wow that must be amazing and weird all at once. My boy will be in double figures soon and I just don’t know what happened to the time. I am told it speeds up as they get older to . So before I know it, I will be in your shoes. Happy Birthday to your son!! Kirsten

  8. Jodie Allen at Budget Beauty and Babies
    09/09/2015 / 4:23 PM

    Wow. 16!! Congratulations. I cannot imagine Lexie being 16! But i’m sure if the last 8 months are anything to go by ill blink and she’ll be 16 too!
    Happy Birthday!!
    #MMWBH

  9. Michelle
    09/09/2015 / 4:58 PM

    My oldest will be fourteen in two months and I can’t believe it! He’s already taller than me (of course, I’m short. LOL). I still remember both of my boys’ first loose tooth and how scared they were about the whole thing but also how happy they were when it was finally out and the tooth fairy came. Precious memories for sure! Happy 16th Birthday to your boy! Visiting from #madmidweekbloghop

  10. Melanie Greenhalgh
    10/09/2015 / 1:01 PM

    Wow – 16 years is just crazy. You look far to young. What a lovely post for him to read when the time is right. Mel xx #MMWBH

  11. 10/09/2015 / 1:17 PM

    Lovely post! Happy birthday! He’ll be so chuffed to read this when you feel the time is right to share. Have a great week. #mmwbh

  12. 10/09/2015 / 8:23 PM

    The years certainly fly by. #MMWBH

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