Wednesday, April 2, 2014

30...Seriously?

I can remember turning 30.  For some reason I struggled with that milestone.  I know I've mentioned it on my blog before.  I got over it and moved on. I even went so far as to have a baby the next year.  Which brings me to today.  30 years ago today I had my youngest son, Jordan.  He is at the milestone that took my breath away and somehow I just have to shake my head to realize how fast time flies and how it stands still for nobody.  Jordan was my buddy when he was little. He held the "baby of the family" status.   He and I spent a lot of time in the car together...in the store together...in the house together...in life in general together!  He's a good guy.  He's the one who gets the "Hey, I'm moving, can you come and help?" call...and he always comes and helps.  We got him a tee-shirt that says "Big Ape Moving Company".  He's hard working, loves animals (more than people!),  has a very quick wit and has his own opinions and views on life that suit him just fine.  He doesn't ever want to marry or have kiddos....of course that can change with time and the right woman to trap him...I mean change his ideas on that subject!  He's done some stand up comedy.  He wanted to challenge himself to get out of his element.  I was surprised because he's really a quiet guy..sort of.  He enjoyed it a lot and I think he would love to make that his life's work.  Someday perhaps...right now he'll keep his day job!  He's been living with us for the last couple of years. I guess he fits the term I heard the other day..."boomerang kids".  He's saved his pennies and paid off all debts and is looking to buy a house for himself and his dog, Eddy the Boxer.  We'll miss him and Eddy but I'll be happy he's not the sterotype of a 30yr old living in his parents basement...even if he does pay rent for the privilege!  So a big Happy Birthday to  you Jord.  Glad you weren't  born on April 1st...your Dad wouldn't allow it!  You had the last laugh weighing in at 10lbs, 8oz and making me have a C-section for the 4th and last kiddo!  Here's a few of my fav pics of him:
My giant 4 month old!  He's still a tall drink of water!
He didn't seem to mind his Mom with an attitude....his first Halloween.
He loved his first dog Ferris.  When he was 3 we went to the dog pound and he picked him out. 15yrs later he and I and Jack stood and cried together when Ferris had to be put down. 
He and his other favorite dog! Yep, time goes so fast.  We've had the good, the bad, and ugly times too, but all's good today!  You'll always be my baby anyway! Happy 30th!

19 comments:

Sweet Tea said...

Happy Birthday to Jordan!
I enjoyed hearing about him.
Some gal will want to wrangle that handsome guy so he'd better run fast. Besides, wouldn't it be fun to be married to a stand-up comedian?!! Fun seeing the photos of you too. Sweet times!

Hilary said...

Awww sweet. Happy Birthday to your boy. My older son turns 27 tomorrow (4th).

Willow said...

Aww ~ and a BIG Happy Birthday to your son !
Psst ~ so funny I had a problem with turning 30 too the other years haven't been so bothersome UNTIL this one coming up next month ( and it isn't even an even number year birthday age) I guess it is just hard to know I really am not even middle age any more unless I love to be over 100 ... eek !!

Donna said...

Loved the pics.....I remember when he was born! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JORDAN!!!!!

Shady Del Knight said...

Good morning, dear YaYa, and happy birthday to Jordan! Based on your description of your youngest son in this lovely tribute piece, he and I are very much alike. I love animals more than people. I have a quick wit. I have a different view of life than most people. I never had or wanted children. My definition of a bachelor is a guy who never makes the same mistake ONCE. I made the same mistake TWICE. :) I love to challenge myself to stretch out of my element and outside of my comfort zone. Although I'm basically quiet and shy I love to write comedy and bring forth my sense of humor through blogging. The similarities end there. I do not live in your basement. I live in your attic. :)

I learned something else from this post. I am surprised to learn that Eddy is actually Jordan's dog. That's a terrific picture of them at the end of the post. You need to promise me that if they move away you'll keep pictures and videos of Eddy coming.

The first picture in your post is a mystery to me, dear friend. I can't decide if I'm looking at Sophia Loren on her best day, Gina Lollobrigida on her best day or Isabella Rossellini on her best day. :)

Once again, happy 30th to Jordan and remember, YaYa, 60 is the new 30. Have a great day!

Becky Jerdee said...

Happy 30th birthday to Josh, your baby boy! My baby boy is 40!That was a hard milestone for him :)

Kim said...

Happy Birthday to your baby boy. Are you sure he was only 4 months old in that picture? No wonder you had a section. Lol.

acorn hollow said...

That is a lovely birthday tribute to your son.
Happy birthday to Jordan and you don't look a day older!
Cathy

Cindy said...

Still trying to figure out how you have a 30 year old when you're 35, right!? Your baby boy is always your baby boy! Happy 30th!!

Julia said...

You still look beautiful... Happy Birthday to your son Jordan. Wow, that was a big baby..........

Hugs,
JB

rosaria williams said...

Ohhhh! What a handsome young man. You must be most proud.

Sue said...

This was fun to read about your cute son, Jordan. Happy birthday to him!

=)

gin said...

happy birthday Jordon!! I loved the story about him.

Scriptor Senex said...

A lovely tribute to your son. He was big so-and-so at four months! And you were as gorgeous as previous comment has made.

Kay G. said...

Oh! I am a bit late, but happy birthday to your sweet son!
And that photo of you posing with him on his 1st Halloween is priceless!!
And you are still just as beautiful as ever!

Stacy Crawford said...

I love that last shot. He is a tender guy. Happy birthday.

selvageedge said...

Happy Birthday, Jordan, a bit late. :)

111 LaLa Lane said...

Sorry, I'm just seeing this. But sure hope Jordan had a great birthday! He sounds and looks like a great man. I know you are so proud of him.

CatieAn said...

hi sweetie am so happy your son turned 30 and all is well. Doesn't time fly by? our youngest will be 35 this summer and is the mom of two. I can't fathom it at times.
Sorry I have missed so many posts lots of family sadness going on here.