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Monday, 12 August 2013

Happy birthday to my wonderful son

24 years ago today I gave birth to the best son a mother could ever ask for.
He was a wonderful baby (apart from the not sleeping at night until he was 2!); a gorgeous toddler, who coped really well when his baby sister came along; a loveable little boy who played nicely with Penny, enjoying dressing up as Batman and playing imaginary games with his action figures, his sister and friends; a teenager who was at times a bit gruesome, but on the whole not a lot of trouble (we won't mention the time Hugh had to go and collect him from Southend as he was too drunk to get up off the pavement - there is more to that story for another time!); and he has grown into the most wonderful young man, who is achieving everything he has set out to do.
He is working for his dream company (Microsoft) and almost has his dream job there! He has a lovely girlfriend, a great group of friends and is going off to hike Madagascar in two weeks' time (I'm hoping for some good photos to scrap!).

Yesterday we celebrated his birthday, and also that of my sister Pippa, my Dad and my niece, Emily as they all occur very close together. We were very lucky with the weather and spent the afternoon in the garden, eating, drinking and chatting. It was so relaxing and so lovely to have all the family together.
Penny made Ben his cake - a huge Cookie Monster cupcake! He was thrilled with it and took the half that wasn't eaten back home with him.

So, happy birthday my darling - love you loads and hope you have a wonderful day.

12 comments:

joy said...

Happy birthday Ben xx

Sian said...

A lovely birthday post! Funny how birthdays in families seem to crop up close together like that

scrappyjacky said...

A very Happy Birthday to him.

S said...

Happy birthday to him.

Missus Wookie said...

Happy Birthday Ben! What a great cake :)

Abi said...

Happy Birthday Ben,

Carrie Rosalind said...

Happy birthday Ben! Now I'm totally curious to hear this drunk story! Ha! I have had to call Doug a few times to come rescue me...

alexa said...

Happy birthday to you all.. Your love and pride just resonates n every word :).

Beverly said...

Happy birthday, Ben, I hope the coming year is filled with love and glorious adventure!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

What a lovely tribute to your son, Becky!

Happy (belated) birthday, Ben! I think your mom is awesome!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I can feel the love and pride in your words as you describe Ben! So uplifting!
Rinda

Gail said...

What a wonderful post and tribute to Ben. Isn't it funny how family birthdays all seem to come in groups?