With son #3 being my youngest son, it is interesting how I feel as a parent when these boys hit birthday milestones. I can remember when each entered the teenage years and then their 20s and the first 2 sons entering their 30s. Son #3 will hit the big 30 a year from today. Wonder how I will I feel when I finally have all 3 sons in their 30s?
There is a sense of feeling old, numbers only, not mentally or physically. I can remember back when I was a teenager and thinking my parents were old. Obviously they were only in their late 30s at that time, but I remember thinking to myself, it would take a long time for me to get to my 30s. My, does time fly, 30s came and went and now 50s are here and the sons are or soon will be in their 30s. Wow!
My son #3 was born 29 years ago today. He is recently married, manages a fast food restaurant and fosters dogs. He owns a home, is wonderful with children and an all-around good person. With the recent marriage and age 30 around the corner, I have seen a change in him – he is growing as a person; becoming compassionate, sincere and genuine. This sounds odd and if you know me by reading my posts, this will make sense – I am thankful he is not me when I was 29, approaching 30. He may have some struggles in life, and if he does he handles them with grace and this I am thankful for.
I am also thankful for him, my son #3 for he makes me proud. I want to think that I had something to do with the person he is; he has something of me in him.
I am extremely honored to be his dad and of what he has accomplished; his marriage, his life and who he is.
Birthday wishes to my son #3.