Monday, April 13, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROB!

I remember so well 41 years ago, April 14, 1968. I went into labor about 3 a.m. in the morning. Your dad and I called your grandmother to go with us to the hospital. My pains were coming but not bad enough to leave yet. She arrived at our place with her dress unzipped all the way down the back! I guess she was in such a hurry she completely forgot. We left for the hospital about 5:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday morning.

I was in hard labor for hours and kept sending your dad out to ask the nurse if I could have something for pain. They gave me a shot but I wanted more. You were my first child and I had no idea what to expect.

I would get mad at your father and I remember telling him that he did not feel a "damned" thing and I was "dying". You were born at 1:30 p.m. that afternoon weighing 8lbs.10 ounces. Once I saw that big "shock" of black hair all the pain suddenly disappeared and was forgotten.

You were such a good baby and I loved dressing you up in all the new outfits and showing you off to all my friends and relatives.

Your artistic ability began to show itself at an early age and we gave you art lessons when you were about eight years old. Little did we know that you would continue with your drawing and even major in art in college. You also loved G.I. Joe and I remember your dad having to climb upon top of the house to throw G.I. Joe off the roof with his parachute!

Your love of motorcycles began when you got a dirt bike at an early age and a broken collar bone did not discourage you in the least.

We were so proud when you graduated college. Our little boy was all grown up!

In college you discovered you had acting skills and took off to California where you acted in several movies before deciding to give it all up and move back to Kentucky.

Then, you married that wonderful woman, Sarah! The days of being a gypsy, tramping around Europe, living in Florida, New York, and California. The days of acting in movies, riding across country on a motorcycle, and working as a comic book artist all took a back seat to beautiful Sarah! A girl you knew in college and did not even like became your sweet, darling wife and the mother of the cutest little boy on earth when you fell head over heels in love.
You have always made me so proud of you.
Now, I am proud of you and your family. Sarah and Thomas Wyatt complete you.
Happy Birthday, son. I hope you have a wonderful birthday and I love you so much.

36 comments:

Beverly said...

Nice memories of your son...now that he has a son he knows how much you love him....

Tabitha in Bliss said...

Happy Birthday To Rob!!!

Beth said...

What a lovely birthday tribute to your son, Judy! And what a beautiful family they are. I can see why you are proud of them.
Happy Birthday to Rob!

ugich konitari said...

Judy,

very interesting reading about your family., And my best wishes to Rob on his birthday. But between Rob and Sarah, and California and europe and acting and everything, I think the star of the whole show is clearly TW......

clairz said...

Judy, I sure wish you could come over for coffee.

I make my son listen to the story of his birth every year on July 13th. I kind of feel that his birthday is my day, too--it's so much fun to remember the first day we met, face to face.

I recently read that we should all write "letters" to our loved ones, just to let them know how much they mean to us. You have done that here, and in such a lovely way.

luv2gosup said...

Such a nice tribute to Rob. He and his family are beautiful. With such a creative person as you for his mother, how could he have turned out differently. I love all your blogs, but blogs about family are my favorites.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Judy---what a nice tribute to your son. He is so handsome---and now he has a son of his own. His wife is gorgeous---so they make a great family!!!! I can understand why you are so proud of him and love him so much.

Hugs,
Betsy

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful tribute to Rob, his fun past, his happy life now as a husband and father. Isn't it fun to look back over all the years and remember the fun, the LABOR! sounds like my first one, who weighed the same! This is truly lovely, Judy! Happy Birthday, to Rob!!

anewwayoflife08 said...

Happy birthday to Rob


Can I pinch the 'We change' poem on your side bar, I would love to send it my sister.

Rachel said...

What a lovely family and what a very lovely tribute to your dear son on his birthday!

patsy said...

your labor pain was worth it. guinaes eggs are smaller than a hen egg and pointed on one end.the meat of the guinae is all dark meat.some restrants in new york sell them as a special dish but guinaes are noted for eating bugs and letting you know if something different is passing thro' your yard. they make a loud noise that can not be missed.

Kate said...

Hi Judy, Great post and the photos are sooo cute, Thomas Wyatt is such a beautiful wee boy - he's gonna break so many hearts ..

Love to All, Kate xxx.

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

Hi Judy what a wonderful write for your son, I too had a baby in 1968 but not til the Oct. I loved how you briefly went throuh his life up to the present day. Happy birthday Rob from the UK.

Take care Judy.

Yvonne.

Charles Lister said...

Thank you so much Mom... For everything.

I love you,
Rob

Leigh said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWW, this is so sweet!!!! Robbie has done so many great things in his 41 years!! Love you Robbie!!

Leigh

Anne and Leigh said...

This is a wonderful blog entry!! Robbie is such a wonderful man, who has had so many amazing experiences!! Love you Robbie!!

Anne

Grannyann said...

Thanks for sharing your memories. I see where that darling grandson gets his looks.

Balisha said...

What nice words about your son. That little one is such a sweet blend of his two beautiful parents.

Jeannie said...

That was a very sweet post, Judy.

I hope your son had a wonderful birthday.

Amber Star said...

You nearly got a twofer this year Easter and your son's birthday. My youngest was born in 1965 and her birthday was just on
March 29th. TW is adorable in his little suit. Our grandson was in Houston at his aunt's with his mom and dad this year. My dil's sister was coming back through on their way home to Arizona and they met up with them there. It was quiet around here and it was ok with me.

Margaret Cloud said...

What a nice tribute to your son Rob, his wife and son are really cute. So happy belated birthday to him. Judy have a nice week.

One Woman's Journey said...

Happy Birthday to your Special Son.

June Saville said...

Boy, what a bithday gift!
June in Oz

grammyof13 said...

Happy birthday to Rob also. Took me back to 1962 - first child - didn't know what to expect - pain (Oh the pain!!!) - pain soon forgotten when I held him.

Now little Wyatt - he is soooo cute! What a kissy face.

Clara....in TN said...

A nice tribute to Rob. He is handsome and Sarah is beautiful. TW is blessed to have two wonderful parents. Happy Birthday to Rob!

Aleksandra said...

Dear Judy,congratulations with your son Rob and your grandchildren,you are sweet lady.Thank you olso for your kind words on my blog,it means a lot.I miss my mom very much but I can not turn the time beck and undo my choices.I live now to faraway from my parents and its hard,I must say.So injoy your loveones and your freedom,whish you all the best,Sandra

Kelly said...

Judy, What a wonderful tribute to Rob! I love this beautiful birthday tribute! It is just lovely! How wonderful that he found Sarah to complete his life and now they had Thomas Wyatt to complete their world!
Love and Hugs!

Nona Nita said...

You brought a lump to my throat with this lovely tribute. How can words ever describe how much we love our children? Your love and pride shine through in this.

Netts Nook said...

Wow that was a big baby.CRY Special family. God Bless.

Jamie Dawn said...

What a terrific birthday post for your son. I loved reading it!
He was such a darling little boy, and now he's a handsome man with a gorgeous wife and adorable son.
He is blessed and your are blessed.
He sure is talented too, also!
I hope he had a superb b-day!!!!

Grammy said...

Dear Judy,
A beautiful tribute to your son on his birthday! It is so very interesting to read about him and his interests. Isn't it wonderful when your child marries someone so well suited to them, and has babies that are granchildren for you to love?
Thanks for sharing about them. Love, Ruby

Lilly said...

Happy belated birthday to Rob. That was a wonderful post Judy. And doesnt the wee man look like his Dad. Your daughter in law is gorgeous too. Lovely family!

By the way I really love your new profile pic. Are you going to share your beauty secrets with us one day.

SILVER said...

Oh Judy, What a beautiful family!

Like your story reminiscing abt the LABOR!!

Judy said...

awww, such a cutie! Then handsome with his lovely wife!

Happy belated Birthday to your son. :)

Nancy said...

What a wonderful tribute to your son!

JunieRose2005 said...

This was great to read, Judy! Hope Rob's birthday was wonderful! What a beautiful family those 3 make! :)

I'm so late - but trying to catch up with everyone!!