My eldest son is 45 today.

@Pose123 (21667)
Canada
November 28, 2012 6:44pm CST
Have you ever noticed that time seems to seems to fly by as you get older? My oldest son(I have three)is 45 years old today and it totally floors me! It seems just a few years ago that he was born, and I was so excited about being a father for the first time. Oh, the plans I had about being the perfect father lol! It's times like this that you really notice how fleeting life is. Who would like to share their thoughts here? Blessings.
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@nicanorr (1789)
• Philippines
29 Nov 12
I am sending to your eldest son thousand and one blessings today on his 45th birthday. I share the same paternal feelings you've had in 1967 when your son was born. Like you I was too excited when my firstborn a son saw the first light of day on the 20th of February 1961. Like what all new fathers would do, we took good care of him. Aunts, nephews and even friends take turns cuddling him taking precautions not to do him the slightest of harm. At 51, currently he's in the United Kingdom, working as a nurse. He has sired to a female and male who are now also nurses working in the Middle East. Four other children of his who are still schooling are left in the country.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
3 Dec 12
Hi nicanorr, Thank you for sharing and congratulations to you as well on having such a wonderful family. Blessings.
@betty1989 (752)
• China
29 Nov 12
from high school to college, seven years have passed. how time flies. From a student to a worker, I am getting mature. I can make a living by myself. So happy. wish you have a good day. I am so glad that your son is 45 and you have three. You must be the happiest father.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
3 Dec 12
Hi betty, Thank you for responding and yes I am a happy father. I also have two granddaughters. Blessings.
@Angelpink (4022)
• Philippines
29 Nov 12
Wow..in this age your so active , so happy for you ! Wish i am in your age i can be as productive and happy as you. God bless you with best of health so you can reach me and the whole globe. You are so lucky reaching that age , seeing how beautiful you children are growing up , spending , sharing life to them .That must me the most beautiful reward to a parents. Good bless your family , cheers !
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
3 Dec 12
Hi Angelpink, Thank you for responding and yes I am 73 years old and in good health. I have a brother and sister who are older than me and still in good health as well. We have much to be thankful for. Blessings.
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
29 Nov 12
Hello Pose. Yes the older we get the faster time seems to go. My oldest son turned 48 a couple of months ago. When i look back it seem like it was just yesterday. I have noticed how hard it is to keep up with my grandkids that I don't get to see all the time. Something else I have noticed is that the older I get the old moves. When I was in my teens old was anyone over 25. When I hit 25 old was in the forties and by the time I am now 68, 70 is no longer old neither is 80. Time is still going by too fast.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
3 Dec 12
Hi deebomb, Thank you for sharing and you make a good point. When I was a kid, anyone who was 25 was old in my eyes. As a young adult I realized that most people considered 70 as being old. As you say, many people today don't even think that 80 is old. I'm not even sure about 90 anymore, as I have a sister who will be 90 in March, and is still living on her own. She walks everyday and will sometimes invites company, at which time she cooks a delicious meal. It is still true however, that time drags for children and flies when we pass middle age, whatever that is today lol! Blessings.
@funfreak2k2 (1740)
• India
29 Nov 12
First, please say happy birthday fro me... :-). children look like small kids even when they become adults.. My mother treats me like that sometimes and offers me every kind of help she can. Just be a guide to him and let him live his life.. After all he has his own plans, feelings and potential to do that...
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
3 Dec 12
Hi funfreak2k2, Thank you for responding and I agree we should not get involved in our adult children's lives. I don't do that but they know that I am there if they want advice. Even then, I make it clear that it's only my opinion and they must make the final decision. Blessings.
• India
8 Dec 12
That's a great way to treat adult children.. I think I learned something today. :-)
@humairaku (2039)
• Indonesia
29 Nov 12
congratulation to both of you and your son. im a mother with a five y.o daughter. i also feel like you that i feel time runs so fast. i still remember all te process in delivering my daughter. i also still feel the pain..! being parent is amazing right? lol. if your first son is already 45, may i know how old are you then? you must be around 65 to 70 today. you have three sons, i think you are so lucky cos im dreaming of having son today. wish me luck, will you? :)
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
3 Dec 12
Hi humairaku, Thank you for your response and congratulations on your daughter and I wish you luck in having a son. I am 73 and I also have two granddaughters. Blessings.
@humairaku (2039)
• Indonesia
7 Jan 13
wow..you're 73..!! it's amazing not only because of your age but also your activity here! you are still active writing at your age. it amazes me. i think i will do like what you're doing today. i wont stop writing though i have already been very old. i hope God gives me long life like you so i can see my daughter gets married and delivering my grandchildren..
@marguicha (100035)
• Chile
15 Jan 13
I tend to forget the age of my daughter until I see my grandchildren become young adults. My three eldest grandchildren are out of school, each of them pursuing their own goals. Sometimes I ask myself whether I raised my children well, but I donĀ“t think it is more than an iddle question. Altogether, my both daughters have nice children and we are very close.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
16 Jan 13
Hi marguicha, Thank you for responding to this discussion and clearly you have done well. Blessings.
• India
3 Dec 12
Hi friend, good to hear about this, really time is flying great. I have two kids with 6 and 4 years, it seems that just now my wife give birth to our elder son, now both of my kids started their schooling.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
3 Dec 12
Hi vidhyaprakash, Thank you for responding and yes time flies. Blessings.
@squallming (1776)
• Malaysia
1 Dec 12
Time does pass so fast that we can hardly recognize it sometimes. When we were teenagers, we always think that time passes so slow and we wasted so much time and made a lot of silly mistakes with our raging hormone. When we aged and see how everyone around us has changed, we then notice that time flies and it waits for no one. We cannot pause it with our usual remote control or space bar. I am now 24 and my dad is already 48 years old. Just a blink and I would be my dad and I will have my own teenage kids. This is life.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
3 Dec 12
Hi squallming, Thank you for commenting and it's true, time drags when we are children. At 24 however, you should not think about it much. You are still very young and must enjoy every day. Blessings.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
1 Dec 12
Hi Pose! I think often about how fast the time goes by. A blink of the eye is certainly no exaggeration. I have two grown children on their own...one with a little a new baby of her own. Oh how that one is adored. I do have one at home, but she is in her first year of high school and I am sometimes afraid to even sleep. I'll wake up and she'll be gone too.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
3 Dec 12
Hi JenInTN, Thank you for responding and yes time flies. When we are children it drags but the older we get, the faster it goes. Blessings.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
29 Nov 12
I think my six year old Great Granddaughter did this for me. Wasn't she just born last year? Well my friend time soen't seem to slow down with age. Blessings to all your family.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
3 Dec 12
Hi savypat, Thank you for sharing and I know what you mean - I have grandchildren and my wife has three young grandchildren as well as great-grandchildren from her first marriage. It seems they are just born and before you know it, they are in school. A lifetime is just a flash in the pan. Blessings.
• Canada
29 Nov 12
I don't have kids, but my step-siblings and cousin have kids, and they're all growing like weeds. The eldest is 12, and the littone one is going to be four years old in February. Hard to believe!
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
3 Dec 12
Hi danishcanadian, Thank you for responding and it's just amazing how fast they grow up.Nothing speaks to the passing of time like realizing that a child has now reached middle age.Soon my grandchildren will be adults as well and I hope I'm still well and active by then. Blessings.
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
29 Nov 12
Hi Pose...well happy birthday to your son... kinda got the feeling...My son turned 44 las month and I had to just take a moment at that same evening and reflect on the pain I was feeling around that same time 44 years ago...I have to say that I have been very fortunate the last 44 years with my son...He never game me one ounce of trouble...Thank God...
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
3 Dec 12
Hi bjc66bjc, Thank you for responding and it's good to know that you've had a good relationship with your son.Blessings.
• India
29 Nov 12
Dear Pose! Dont Pose too much. (well I said just for Pun - dont get angry either) I am 44, and still I am feeling like a senior college student but when I remember that my elder daughter is 13, I also wonder the same way you are wondering now... Already she has grown up to an age but still I am not yet ready to take the responsibility. I have so many of my wishes and plans pending and I am feeling somewhat run out of time for all those. Well, being much younger.. I cant give any blessings, but GOOD WISHES ... yes, in abundance.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
3 Dec 12
Hi drravikiran, Thank you for your response and yes time flies. You however, are still young and never give up on your dreams. Blessings.
@bhelle76 (354)
• Canada
29 Nov 12
Your son is about the age of my brother, happy birthday to your son. Well, I am 36 years old and have two kids, even me I realized that time flies so fast. Every time, I looked at their pictures when they were babies, I thought that was just yesterday. I really like to commemorate their gestures and features since they were born and the present.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
3 Dec 12
Hi bhelle, Thank you for sharing and yes time flies. Blessings.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
29 Nov 12
Hello Pose. Times swifts so fast. It is just a blink of eyes that we are already at a different stage of life from the youth to fatherhood till grandfather. Everything seems to be yesterday with so many fresh memories if we recall it. On thise special day of your eldest son, I wish him to enjoy his birthday. Take care, Pose.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
3 Dec 12
Hi william, Thank you for your comments and yes times flies. Blessings.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
29 Nov 12
Give him wishes for me....my oldest is 42 and yes....those years just flew by....my youngest is already 34......and that seems like it just happened yesterday..add to that the fact that my oldest grandson is 20 and in the army.....wow~! The older I get the faster time goes by!
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
3 Dec 12
Hi jillhill, Thank you for sharing and for the good wishes and I agree that time flies - and the older you get the faster it goes. Blessings.
@Mavic123456 (12392)
• Thailand
29 Nov 12
Is he single? hmmm I am single and I am 44 years old. LOL Happy birthday...son. Yes, it is so nice to hear the feelings of the father about him. I wish he can see this post and be grateful that he has a father like you. You seem so proud of him and this is very inspiring. It is very seldom to see father talking about feelings about their sons specially at this age, 45 years old, maybe toddlers or teenagers or grade school ages. but 45 years old...such rare. the glory should be yours, you have made it. You have a 45 year old son, and maybe successful one. such a great father you are. ten claps for you.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
3 Dec 12
Hi Mavic, Thank you for responding and yes I am proud of all three of my sons. He isn't single by the way lol! I'm looking forward to spending Christmas with my family. Blessings.
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
29 Nov 12
Time flies when you're having fun! I was 23 when my first son was born, such a tiny miracle! I remember stuffing him (wrapped in a blanket) in the oven, and closing the oven door, what fun we had with him. Later when he 4, and playing with a 4qt wooden fruit basket, I suggested he place a foot in each end and try lifting himself off the floor, while I took a picture. We were always best friends, and we still are, after working together farming beef and bees for more than 40 years. He was 56 this November, and is taking good care of his parents!
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
3 Dec 12
Hi barehugs,Thank you for sharing those great memories and it good when a father and son can be best friends. Blessings.
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
29 Nov 12
When we are ourselves children time seems eternity, there's an endless supply of it and we were forever wishing our lives away, looking forward all the time, counting the days, then we get older we find that time seems to speed up rapidly and the years slip away like sand through our fingers. We are but a blip in the Universe shining then fading and dying. I cling to my fondest memory of when I left home for the first time, I had my own flat, had friends, had a great job and life was great I was 27 years old, I am now 41. I also remember walking out on my ex for the last time walking out of an abusive relationship and 'disappearing' this year is the 5th year since I left my ex, where has time gone?
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
3 Dec 12
Hi wolfie, Thank you for responding and that is all so true. As a child we can't wait to grow up but as we get older we realize just how fleeting life is. Blessings.