Bittersweet…

… But more sweet!

Today we celebrate the birthdays of my precious Lil Man, turning 11 today, and my darling Mum’s birthday too!

Mum, 11 years ago, I gave you a gift, I could be ever better… Your first grandchild. All I can give you now are a multitude of thanks. For being my mum, for making me, for being there all the time, my rock, loving me no matter what…

We wish you a most wonderful birthday today, and hope to see you soon to celebrate properly πŸ˜πŸŽ‚πŸŽ

Lil Man, 11 years ago, you finally popped out, and into our world. A screaming ball of love and fun. So wanted were you, our first born, that when you were placed on my chest, we didn’t even think to ask whether you were boy or girl. The years of turmoil and heartache were worth it. 

You have grown into a young man I am so proud of, coping with difficulties with gumption, a superstar in your chosen sporting activities, a champion dhol player, and an all round wonderful boy.

Today is bittersweet because as I wish you happy birthday, you’re not here with us. Instead you are celebrating your birthday away, with your school friends. I know you will be having fun, but know that we miss you and love you so much!

When you are back, you will have grown even more, in so many ways. A new maturity, after being away, and another year under your belt. Who cares if you haven’t gained as many inches as your peers. 

Great things come in small packages, and you, my darling son, are one of the greatest small packages I ever did see!

Happy birthday Mum, and Lil Man!

πŸ’πŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰β€οΈ

56 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anthony Tornambe
    Apr 19, 2017 @ 04:42:12

    Well written post

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  2. Rareity
    Jun 30, 2016 @ 17:50:55

    Happy birthday little BIG man! and grandma too!

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  3. New Journey
    Jun 30, 2016 @ 02:45:03

    Eleven years old…what a wonderful age….Happy Birthday….

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  4. willowdot21
    Jun 29, 2016 @ 23:25:38

    Lovely, Happy Birthday Lil Man!!

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  5. Don Royster
    Jun 29, 2016 @ 21:48:29

    Happy happy to the two of them, Lil Man and Mum. Bet there’s dancing in the streets at your house.

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    • Ritu
      Jun 29, 2016 @ 22:04:46

      Thank you Don! We seem to have a habit of birthday sharing in this house… My Hubby was born on his mum’s birthday, my son born on my mum’s birthday and my daughter came on my father in law’s birthday!

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  6. Dorinda Duclos
    Jun 29, 2016 @ 21:33:06

    Happy Birthday Little Man & Mum. Many blessings in the years ahead! ❀️

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  7. Judy Martin
    Jun 29, 2016 @ 19:16:37

    Happy Birthday to Lil’ Man. I am sure he is having fun away, but will be glad to be home with his family!
    Happy Birthday too to your Mum. I hope she has a wonderful day πŸ™‚

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  8. Fourth Generation Farmgirl
    Jun 29, 2016 @ 18:28:57

    Happy Birthday to Lil Man and you Mum. Best wishes!! πŸŽ‰

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  9. Erika Kind
    Jun 29, 2016 @ 15:43:51

    Oh, so much love in this post! How amazing that this is a big day of celebrations. I understand that you are sad that he is not here. But I think it would be worse if he was here but you weren’t! So I am sure there will be a huge party going on the weekend! Happy Birthday to my amazing nephew and aunt 😘 😘

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  10. syl65
    Jun 29, 2016 @ 15:13:03

    Happy Birthday to your mum and your growing Lil Man πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ Blessing to all Sister!

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  11. Marissa Bergen
    Jun 29, 2016 @ 15:01:58

    Happy birthday to your son!

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  12. weggieboy
    Jun 29, 2016 @ 13:58:40

    Happy Birthday to them both! Enjoy the moment, love them hard and often, but especially today because life speeds by more and more as we – and they! – grow older.

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  13. D. Wallace Peach
    Jun 29, 2016 @ 13:21:42

    Happy Double Birthdays! Bittersweet, but better to have loved…

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  14. πŸŽ‘ 'M.' πŸŽ‘
    Jun 29, 2016 @ 12:22:45

    You reminded me of the cat lady in the Simpsons for the last illustration, hehe πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

    Happy Birthday!!!!!!πŸŽ†πŸŽˆπŸŽ‚πŸŽπŸŽ‡πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽπŸŽŒπŸŽ‹πŸŽƒ

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  15. Lisa A.
    Jun 29, 2016 @ 11:15:19

    Happy birthday to them! πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸ˜Έ

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  16. Charles Yallowitz
    Jun 29, 2016 @ 11:07:34

    Happy birthdays! Always cool when two people in the family share the same birthday.

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  17. Ann GrubbsnCritters
    Jun 29, 2016 @ 10:53:39

    Happy double birthdays, Ritu!

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  18. Shadeau
    Jun 29, 2016 @ 09:02:01

    Great to celebrate happy birthdays!

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  19. Somali K Chakrabarti
    Jun 29, 2016 @ 09:01:10

    Wow! A day with double birthdays! .Happy Birthdays to both. Enjoy!!!

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  20. eloquentparadise
    Jun 29, 2016 @ 08:47:20

    Happy Birthday to your mum and Lil man. πŸ˜€

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  21. Al Lane
    Jun 29, 2016 @ 08:04:41

    Happy birthdays! Lil Man will be home soon… πŸ™‚

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