My baby became a teenager today. Sooo not sure how I feel about this. Certainly don't feel ready for what is to come and haven't said goodbye to what has been.
Feeling nostalgic and terrified all at the same time.
But I sure do love that boy.
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He’s very handsome, wait until he’s 15, 16 or so and all the girl issues….don’t envy you with that problem, glad my children are gone from home.
Being a mom of a 13yo boy myself, I am enjoying almost every minute!! and I’m terrified right along with ya!! 🙂 hugs and happy birthday to your handsome boy, Joanna!! 🙂
I have a 13 year old son, too, and I just find that he gets more enjoyable all the time!
oh dear, I see already the girls standing in long queues.
Hide him for a few years, so you get some quiet sleep.
best wishes to YOU !!
I agree, you need to hide him for a few years..Such a handsome guy!!!
Wait until 21! When my daughter turned 21 she wanted me to take her out for a drink, now THAT felt weird!
My baby turne 30 in a few weeks and it’s freaking me out!
Of course he’s handsome; yet still adorable! I hadn’t thought of it, but I think I must agree with the other commenters about the young ladies being at the door.
he’s adorable or should I say because he is a teenager now he’s very handsome!
Just keep the love at the forefront – the rest will fall into place! Happy birthday young man!
Happy Birthday to your wonderful young man! (You’ll do fine Mom.)
I have a son and a niece with birthdays today too! They are my best April fools day surprises ever.
He is so cute especially those eyes. Just love him ,trust him, and keep lines of communication open and I am sure you will do just fine. Happy Birthday young man.
Happy Birthday to your son! I have 3 children, the oldest is 18, then a girl who is 15 and the “little one” who is 12. Don´t panic and be confident of what you and your husband have taught him. Values and family life is the best you can give them.
oh my he is one gorgeous 13 year old. Change your phone numbers quick!!!
Momma, you better lock that boy up…he’s too good lookin’ for his own good!
Your baby and my baby share the same birthday… except my baby only turned 2! He’s our little April Fool. Happy birthday to your son! Hope he had a fabulous day too.
He is so dashing in this photo. Your troubles are just beginning I’m afraid.
he’s adorable…so Handsome… remember he’s a man in waiting… he’ll do wonderful things that seem silly at times… but he will survive cos he’s a survivor… men are..and you’ll manage Mom… we always do… My youngest DSon became a daddy yesterday (so yep I am a Nan now)… we are thrilled and to watch him change is wonderful…. they do grow up… enjoy..
many hugs Dawn x x x
handsome, handsome guy. enjoy these next few years. my best advice is don’t fret over the small stuff, everything passes in due time.
Your handsome son and I share a birthday! Hope he had a great one today like I did! Just love him and he’ll be fine! (You will, too!)
Oh I do so wish your ‘baby’ a happy day! I, myself, am looking at my 4 and 6 yr olds dreading the moment I have to face when they will no longer be my “babies” … Congratulations to both of you for surviving this long and best wishes for the next 13 years!!
Keep those sweet memories Joanna and have a. Blast making new ones. He is so adorable! I am sure he is a good big brother and a wonderful son! Look who his parents are! lots of love!
Awww, hugs, it’s hard when they hit those teenage years. I have a 16yo boy and my girl will be 13 in a few months…two teenagers, don’t know what I am going to do! LOL
Enjoy these years. They fly by way too quickly. Then they go off to college, get married, etc. And then we feel oh so lonely.
What a beautiful son you have !! All mothers are terrified looking forward !! I don’t want to loose my babies too but they are growing so fast ! 20, 17 and 10…. Already so tall and no more babies !!
Happy birthday to your son !
What a handsome guy, happy happy birthday! My son is now 24 and I remember those teen years, a mixture of awkwardness and confidence…wanting to be a boy at times, yearning to be grown up otherwise. Enjoy the moments!
Oh what a handsome young man. I felt the same way as you when my daughters turned 13. They are now 32 and 30 and have given me 3 beautiful grandchildren to love and enjoy. Regardless of his age your son will always be mommies little boy.
I know how you feel, I’ve been there 3 times. They grow up much too quickly. My children are now 44,42, and 40 and I have a 13 year old granddaughter who is about to turn 14. Keep the love flowing forever and ever.
He’s a cutie! My son turned 16 a few weeks ago and that is terrifying. Driving, yikes! But I’m taking it one day at a time and enjoying the fine young man that he is becoming. Tell him you love him often and give hugs even if you don’t get one back.
He is really cute! Now your concerns will be different. My children are grown with children. My advice, love and prayer.
you are surrounded by BEAUTY! May your children Bless you. It will be a few years before your teenager will think you are smart again but hang in there they do come around. Get to know his friends 🙂 and keep his feet on solid ground. give him something to believe in, After that a mothers prayers availeth much. Have fun with your new teenager!
Awe he will still be your baby and he will remember all the lessons you have taught him, even though at times you think he has forgotten them all… My baby boy is 19 and my best advice is to know his friends and let them “hang out” at your house!! I just finished a “Fresh Cottons” quilt (take a peek if you have a chance) and just in time for “Strawberry Fields”, I love your new line and all of your fabrics!
Oh soak up every moment. You know the saying. A son is a son till he takes a wife, a daughter is a daughter for life. Now is when you begin to see the little sparkles of the Man he will become.
What the? 13!!! But, the last time I saw him he was only 18 months. Where did the time go????????? BTW, I am in love with your quilt pattern “Kiss Me”-so charming:)
Happy birthday to your son! How do they grow up so fast?
I know how you feel. My oldest grandson turns twelve next week. Not to mention how old my daughter will be two days later. Where did the time go?
Oh my goodness, what a handsome guy. bet he already has a long line of 13 yr old girls swooning over those eyes! Enjoy it all, it races by so quickly!
Yes, that feeling of not wanting to let them fly, I remember it well. My girl is now 16 1/2 and just drove out of the driveway for the first time on her own yesterday – I may never get over it!! But she came back, in one piece and I felt a tiny bit better, but not much, I didn’t tell her how much I cried after she drove off. I keep telling myself we’ve raised her to the best of our ability, now it’s her turn to remember all those ‘life’ lessons. Give your boy as many hugs as he will still allow. Best, Ani
Handsome! He’ll be a heart breaker for sure!
They grow way too fast dont they… he is handsome.
Look out girls!!! Usually it’s the dad’s that have to keep the baseball bat handy… watch out there mom you may have to fight those girls off too! Teenagers… my dad calls it “the great sickness”… says we need to lock kids up til they are 21 and then maybe longer! LoL..
They do grow up quick.
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