Monday, August 10, 2009

Happy Birthday, Zach!

It seems that lately I am writing nothing but birthday posts. Yesterday was my son's 17th birthday. Happy Birthday, Zach.

A child's teenage years can be tough for everyone, kids and parents alike. A teenager knows everything. Nothing is tentative. Everything is known with dead certainty. I know, I was a teenager myself once, many, many, many years ago. If I was ever insensitive or unbending or just plain obnoxious to my parents, I would like to offer overdue apologies. Really.

The photos shown above are of my son and taken long ago. Look at those poses. Do they suggest that he might be directing some lesser mortals to do his bidding? I can't remember the occasions, but have to wonder.

All kidding aside, I love my son, am grateful to have him, and wish him a long and happy life.


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  2. Think he knows everything now? Wait til he's 26!
    Ahhh 2 B 17 again...I think there are a few things I would change.

  3. He was adorable back then, just like his old man! Hope he had a happy day!

  4. I don't know how much I would change looking back, Ted, except that I would try to overcome my shyness earlier in life.

    Thanks, luckyzmom; We'll take compliments whenever we can! We had a bit of a strained day but that should be expected when you get two stubborn guys in the same room. It all turns out in the end.

  5. keep looking up, Zach.

    And many more!

  6. If you love your son, that's natural: There's no way to stop. Trust me.
    If he loves you back half as much, be very grateful!