May 23, 2022

Celebrating Twenty



Good morning, my friends! Look who turned twenty over the weekend? Let me repeat that...twenty. Ok. I am still working on allowing that to sink in! Twenty years have passed since this gentle soul brought blue into a house filled with pink and Tonka trucks into a playroom filled with Barbies. Back in the "Olden Days," when important family events could not be instantly available on social media, I shared our blessed news with family and friends this way.


And we brought our son home to join his two excited big sisters. A year flew by, and suddenly our Rhett was one!



I remember how fun it was to buy those little ball caps from Old Navy! And that little, happy, oh so funny soul grew into a precious, kind, hilarious little boy who loved his Grandpa so.


Rhett is a joy. He is empathetic, kind, hard-working, fun, respectful, and caring. He is indeed an old soul, as my mother always says. He is a fantastic son, great little brother, and awesome big brother too. He is what my father used to call me, The Peacemaker. Rhett got the very best parts of Steve and me. And would you believe he never once had to go to Time Out??? 


We got dressed up and went out to dinner here at the beach to celebrate this young man of mine. We were all here, except Chris and Peyton, who reminded him this was the first birthday they hadn't been together in all their lives. But she called. And messaged. And all was well.





Dinner was at a fantastic place overlooking the bay,



Followed by cake and presents back at the condo with his beautiful, kind, fantastic girlfriend by his side. Kyrstin is a joy. She is everything a mom would want for her son. And together, they are everything.

Twenty years. Sounds like a long time, doesn't it? And I suppose it is. Unless you count it by the years a mother gets to spend with her baby boy. Yet, as my mother says, "Growing up is their job. We are here to help them along the way."

Have a wonderful Monday, my friends!

Prayers for our country and our world.

Billie Jo



 

23 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to Rhett! What a wonderful family celebration! Have a good week, Billie Jo. See you again soon!

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  2. Happy birthday to Rhett! Looks like a great family celebration!

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  3. Happy Birthday Rhett! What a blessing it is to watch our children grow up. God bless Rhett and your beautiful family. Hugs to you. ~Juli

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  4. What a sweet post! Happy birthday to Rhett! I know you are so proud of him. I love his birth announcement - it's precious. And yes, prayers are needed for our country and world today more than ever. Take care!

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  5. Happy Birthday to Rhett!! Time flies by too quickly.

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  6. Happy birthday to handsome and kind Rhett. I'm glad you had a nice celebration. Have a blessed week.
    Becky

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  7. Happy birthday to your son!! Lovely photos and memories - they do grow up fast!!

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  8. Right?! The old days when every announcement was delayed by days or even weeks due to the mail haha! What a wonderful celebration you all enjoyed - beautiful pictures! Time sure does fly doesn't it!?

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  9. Happy Birthday Rhett! I so enjoyed looking at him through the years. Love that one with him and grandpa.......and YOU! Your dear boy, a young man now, will bring you years and years of joy and love, and a little bit of funny too. What a wonderful celebration you had just for him, Billie Jo.

    ~Sheri

    ps.....Madison's dress is so stylish, I love it!

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  10. Happy birthday to Rhett! Those mothering years are entirely too short.

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  11. Happy birthday, that house had way too much estrogen. You are so blessed.

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  12. I loved sending birth announcements…I must have missed a year or so by not reading blogs more…where is he in college?.

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  13. Happy Birthday Rhett! Those twenty years must have flown by. X

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  14. Happy Birthday Rhett and many more. And at your young age of 20 I am sure there will be many, many, more happy birthdays in your future. Has anyone ever told you you resemble a young Paul McCartney? Do you even know who Paul McCartney is? LOL

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  15. Happy Birthday to your handsome Son! Time really does fly by. That's exactly why we should enjoy every moment, when they are little and when they are twenty! You have a beautiful family! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

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  16. Oh Happy Birthday to your wonderful boy! So glad you celebrated well!

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  17. Happy Happy Birthday to your wonderful son! What a joy he is to all of you!

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  18. Happy birthday to Rhett! Sounds like a fabulous celebration for a fabulous young man!

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  19. Happy birthday Rhett! Oh my goodness those two are going to make beautiful children one day ... OK, sorry I'm getting ahead of myself. You are a lucky Mama for sure!

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  20. The anonymous comment above is me Dawn I'm sorry I guess I'm logged out of Blogger.

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  21. Wow! 20! Happy birthday Rhett! I love all the pictures! Wishing you a fun week of celebrations!! xoxo

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  22. Happy belated to handsome sweet Rhett! Wishing him every wonderful blessing. Love hearing more about his story too. ;)

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Thanks so much for saying hello!

Billie Jo