Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Guest Post: From Mother to Son

Mr. Randolph's birthday  was yesterday and I hatched the idea of having his parents each write a letter to him. He is a very sentimental guy so I know that he will never forget this birthday.

Mr. Randolph turned the big 28 yesterday, old I know! We went to Zeus' for dinner and his parents surprised him with their heart felt letters. Since we all know that paper is out and to make sure you don't lose things you put it on the net somewhere.

My mother-in-law agreed that we should put these letter in my blog so that the Tater Man could read them when he gets older. So here goes:

Dear Matthew,

Today we celebrate your birth, Happy 28th Birthday, my sweet son.  I remember well the morning of your birth like it was yesterday.  I checked into the Lafayette General Hospital the night before and surgery was scheduled for 8:00 the next morning.  I didn't sleep well and was awake most of the night in anticipation of the next day.  The next morning arrived with a very tired Mommy who was prepped for surgery and we were on our way.  I really didn't think your Dad would make it through the surgery because he really does not like needles, but we all made it through just fine. Your delivery only took a few minutes once the doctor started.  I was so excited to see that sweet little face, born on Monday, September 26, 1983 at 8:11 a.m.  You weighed 9 lbs. 2 oz. and were 21 inches long.

When they handed you to me for the first time, my heart melted.  You were such a beautiful baby!  We were all so excited to welcome you.  Dad went to school to get Jason and we all spent the rest of the day hanging out with you and the many visitors who came.

Many times through the years I wished that time could stand still.  I've enjoyed watching you grow into a Man and sucked up all the memories and moments I could.  As time goes full circle, now is your time to enjoy your family and child.  As I watch you with Clayton, I remember so much the sweetness of your youth and it warms my heart.  You were, and still are, such a gentle heart and he is just like you.  The best advice I can give you is to put everything aside and enjoy your time. Time goes by like a blink but you will always have the memories you made, that I think is how we can make time stand still.

I look forward to spending many more days and memories with you for many years to come.  Thank you son, for all the memories and for being YOU!

I love you,
What a beautiful note and I could not help but shed a tear when I read it for the first time. Thanks again for that sweet note. Mr. Randolph's dad also wrote a letter to him, but you will have to wait until tomorrow to read.

My sister-n-law caught this great picture of Mr. Randolph truly enjoying his life and family.


1 comment:

  1. wow so i didnt just shed a tear i sobbed like a baby this was so beautiful and maria is right matthew is a gentle giant and a wonderful person we love him so much happy birthday big bro!!


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