My Son.


                                                                           My Son.

                                           It still takes my breath away when I admit he's 20!

                                     I was his age now when they placed him in my arms. yikes!


                                             This evening he asked for a little "us" time.

                                                 I love that he still wants "us" time!


                            So he and I loaded in the ole' boat and headed into the backyard.


                                                                         He hunts.

                                                                         I watch.


                                                             He is pretty good at it too!


                                     Sometimes you just have to get into their world to visit.

                                    I don't mind getting muddy if it means a few good laughs.

                                               A few moments of having him all to myself.


                                            This duck will be smoked for Thanksgiving!


                                                 I know far too soon I will be replaced in his boat.

                           He has no idea that I have been praying for the wife he has yet to meet.


                                               I pray that she will love him and honor him.

                                                      I pray that she likes to hunt too :)


                                                            This evening I enjoyed our time.



                                                             I'm thankful for my family.


                                                "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be food for you. And to the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground--everything that has the breath of life in it--I give every green plant for food. And it was so" (Genesis 1:29-30).

                                                                                    Thank you Lord.

                                                                    What are you Thankful for today?

32 comments:

  1. Susie, I pray for the future wives of my boys too! I pray that they are godly women who know and love the Lord and who will love and respect my sons! This is a prayer that I've been lifting up for many years! And, hopefully, it's still way down the road!

    I am thankful for my family, health, friends, and my Lord! He gives me my strength each day!!

    Y'all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Love ya!
    Susan

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  2. Susie, that was such a sweet post. I know what you mean about taking advantage of thos times when our adult kids want to spendtime alone with us. I have a daughter that just turned 22 and we every once in awhile get mother daughter time just us...but it's rare nowadays since she has a serious boyfriend. So treasure those times...I know you do! I feel sorry for those ducks though. We use to raise baby ducks until they were big enough to be released to our backyard (the lake) otherwise turtles would eat them.YIKES!

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  3. Ahhhh. One of my (three) sons and I just had a mother/son night tonight too. I also was just thinking, "Hmmm...Wonder how much longer I will be his 'go-to-girl'? Isn't it wonderful tho? I have worked hard to get these boys groomed for their future wives. They all know how to cook, do laundry and clean anything! They will be good husbands....because they love their mama! ha! Lori L

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  4. What a sweet post and with a mom like you he is sure to find a good wife, he has a good example before him :) what a cutie he is!

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  5. Your handsome son looks like such a sweet guy. I would love it if one of my children wanted to have alone time with me {although we do and they just don't know it!!}. The younger of my two sons just got engaged. He couldn't have picked a nicer girl. Sometimes these things just happen whether we plan, hope or pray...or maybe that IS why they happen!!

    Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    XO,
    Jane

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  6. Very nice Susie. He is such a handsome boy! I know you are a proud mama! Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

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  7. Susie, You have every right to be proud of your handsome son. No many 20 -yr-olds would ask their Mamas to go with them out in a boat and watch them hunt! Great moments together...do it while you can!!

    By the way, who cleans that duck for dinner??

    Ya'll have a blessed Thanksgiving!

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  8. i can only hope that when my son is 20 he will still want to spend time with me. You are blessed

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  9. What a cutie! Beautiful eyes! How special you are so close, that is rare these days! ;-)
    Happy Thanksgiving!!
    ~michelle~

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  10. So great that he still enjoys you having "us" time with him. That's so cool.
    We do the same...praying for their future mates.
    Never had duck before. Sounds great. No standing in lines for you at the grocery store, eh?
    Thanks for stopping by with get well wishes. Hugs to you sweet friend.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

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  11. What a heart warming story! Sometimes I just wish they could be little again,so I could hold and rock them. For all of you young mothers,enjoy every moment because time passes quicker than you can imagine. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  12. This is such a beautiful post. I too pray for the wives my sons have yet to meet. I enjoy my time shared with my sons and truly believe that the relationship between a mother and her son is very special. We are very blessed.
    Your son is a very handsome young man.

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  13. Such a sweet post~AND your son is a great shot!

    I'm sure you heard that Port Angeles got hit super hard yesterday with snow and wind-We did too but it wasn't as windy as over there. We did get 6 inches of snow though. I hope your dad faired well and didn't lose power. Today was beautiful and sunny (but freezing) I had to put my shorts and flip flops away! :) Enjoy that warm weather girl!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours,
    Robin~♥

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  14. What a wonderful post I know just what you mean. James sometimes puts his arms around me and kisses me on the head. Something I did to him when he was little.Love Lesley x

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  15. How sweet Susie! He is a cutie patootie :) I cherish my time with my son too (we just had a mom-son day vintage junkin last Sunday).

    Any 20 yr old son that wants to spend time with his mom is a "keeper"....ya done good mama :)
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!
    XOX

    Lolo

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  16. such a sweet post Susie. They grow up way to fast. Glad you two still get your time together...enjoy! What a nice looking young man too!

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  17. What a nice looking young man! I do the same. I have been praying since they were little that they have received God's salvation and that they meet a Godly woman to marry! What more can a mother ask for in life!

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  18. mother of 2 sons and i feel where your heart is.....

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  19. great post,, such a handsome young man too. I'm going to sit in the deer stand with my one and only son this afternoon, he's about to be 16..I've never gone hunting with him, but he wants me too and I cant wait. They grow up so fast. Have a Happy Thanksgiving Susie.

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  20. You make me cry FAR too often! My son is only 4 and the thought of him leaving the nest makes me shutter. A girl to replace me?!
    Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

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  21. Those times with our boys are special. Mine will be here soon, and I can't wait. I made a list of thankfuls over at my blog today. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Jackie

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  22. What a good looking fine young man. My boys are almost 12 and 14, and both of them are now taller than me. I am really enjoying this time with them as I am learning how quickly they are growing up.

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  23. I pray for the future husband my daughter will have someday too. Glad you guys still get some good quality time together!

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  24. What a beautiful boy you have...and what a wonderful and loving post.

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  25. This is my first visit to your blog and I can't believe what a touching sweet post this is! I have two grown sons and I cherish every minute I get with them. My two don't have wives or even girlfriends either and I pray that they both find someone who will love and cherish them.....thank you for letting me meet you and this very special son!

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  26. Such a heart-warming post Susie!
    Thanks for sharing.
    I treasure my time with my dear boys too and my precious daughter.
    Our children...the joy of our hearts...
    your son is adorable.

    Deborah xo

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  27. I enjoy your blog and I'm passing on an award to you!

    http://sewmanydreams.blogspot.com/2010/11/bag-for-under-tree.html

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  28. Susie- I've been praying for my girls' husbands since they were babies too. My oldest is almost 20 and she longs to meet her soulmate from God. Time and again, we've talked about His timing. I know at our kids' age it can be tough when the ones around them are beginning to meet their future spouses.

    I loved your post and it touched me. You're truly blessed : )

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  29. Hi Susie! Happy Thanksgiving! I loved your post and had to tell you how wonderful it is. How great you got to be with him. Boy is he handsome. My oldest got married 2 years ago and the girl is an answer to prayer. She is purehearted, totally sold out to God, very family oriented and more wonderful than I could have dreamed. God does answer a mother's prayer for her sons. You just wait girly...he will love her and so will you!! Hope your week is wonderful!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  30. Oh Susie, that is a wonderful post. I too have a son and he is 16 yrs. old. He hasn't dated yet but I know that day will come. We tell him that we hope he is blessed to have a happy marriage like his daddy and I.

    I love that your son wanted some us time. So sweet:)

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  31. This is the most beautiful post!

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  32. So sweet.. My oldest son is fastly approaching 14. We've only started the world of girls & I'm not even ready to think about his future wife. I can barely handle him dating.

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