Our little boy is 50 today!

@1creekgirl (10346)
United States
September 8, 2017 8:39pm CST
Gracious, that makes me feel old. But I was a child bride and a young mom. He and his dad played golf this afternoon, then later they joined our grandson and myself at Texas Road House for supper, gifts and cake. This day, 50 years ago, was one of the happiest in my life. I was missing my husband who was still in the Navy in Hawaii, but got out two weeks later and saw our newborn son for the first time. In those days, it was hospital policy that you couldn't hold or feed your baby yourself until you left the hospital, usually three days later. Isn't that barbaric? No mother would stand for that now. I joked that it's a wonder we bonded so well in spite of having no contact for three days. But we've always been very close...we just understand each other. (Our daughter is just like her daddy!) Of course, since I decided to stop aging , he'll soon be older than me! Anyway, happy birthday to our son who is a great blessing and a wonderful man. But no matter how old he gets, he'll always be my baby boy.
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@CinnamonGrl (5807)
• Paradise, California
9 Sep
I have a 47 year old daughter, so I know the feeling. Sometimes I think "how can Holly be 47 when I am 37" It's a funny feeling. My son is 42. I remember holding my babies in the hospital but I can't remember if I fed them there. I don't think I did! Happiest of birthdays to your 'little boy"!
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@1creekgirl (10346)
• United States
9 Sep
Thanks, Sue. You're right...I think how in the world can my boy be 50?
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@much2say (39274)
• United States
9 Sep
Hope your son has a lovely birthday! I heard similar stories from my mom and mother in law . . . they didn't question doctors like we do today!
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@1creekgirl (10346)
• United States
9 Sep
Back then, especially if you were a first time mom, we just accepted the rules.
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@AmbiePam (49113)
• United States
9 Sep
Three days?! That's nuts. The photo is adorable.
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@1creekgirl (10346)
• United States
9 Sep
Thanks, he was almost too pretty to be a boy! Back then, we just accepted "policy", but you're right...it was nuts.
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@Kandae11 (37175)
9 Sep
I wish him a happy birthday and many more. I feel the same way about my son.
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@1creekgirl (10346)
• United States
9 Sep
Those youngins are special, aren't they?
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@rosedust82 (2075)
• Philippines
9 Sep
That is such a cute picture! I think one of the good things about having a child early is you get to see them grow up and be with them through all their ups and downs. Plus the bond is stronger since there isn't much of an age difference between you two. I have a few friends who married early and they often get mistaken as an older sister... sometimes younger! Haha! I hope your son had a great day.
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@1creekgirl (10346)
• United States
9 Sep
Thanks! I don't regret having my children early and I've been young enough to enjoy our grandchildren.
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• Philippines
10 Sep
@1creekgirl My daughter is turning 7 and I hope I will be able to be with her during those important days of her life. A 50th birthday would be awesome... I'd be around 70ish then. Haha.
@cintol (6455)
• United States
9 Sep
Wow, three days, and now a days you go in and have the baby and you are sent home the next day with them. Funny that they are always our babies in our eyes isn't it. Happy birthday to him
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@1creekgirl (10346)
• United States
9 Sep
Thanks for the wishes, Cindy. I just came across a video of a song I did in church called, "You Will Always Be a Child in My Eyes" and would love to post it here if I can figure out how to do it!
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@cintol (6455)
• United States
9 Sep
I wouldn't know how to do that either, haven't mastered pictures yet either
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@Courtlynn (66133)
• United States
9 Sep
Happy birthday to him
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@1creekgirl (10346)
• United States
9 Sep
Thanks, Courtney! He's a special "young" man.
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@Courtlynn (66133)
• United States
9 Sep
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@YrNemo (12662)
9 Sep
Happy Birthday to the Birthday 'boy'... Don't think I will be around when my kids reach that wonderful age since I married late.
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@1creekgirl (10346)
• United States
9 Sep
You never know!
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@toniganzon (50006)
• Philippines
9 Sep
I have a 13 year old boy now and like you, he will always be my baby no matter how old he will be. Happy 50th birthday to your son.
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@1creekgirl (10346)
• United States
9 Sep
Thank you so much, Toni.
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@prashu228 (25811)
• India
9 Sep
Happy birthday to your son..
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@1creekgirl (10346)
• United States
9 Sep
Appreciate the wishes!
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@Srbageldog (8597)
• United States
9 Sep
What a cute photo! Happy birthday to him. Your mention of hospital policy back then reminds me of a story my boyfriend's family tells about his grandma. When she had her daughter, she left the hospital without taking her with her. She didn't know she was allowed to take her own baby home! They had to call her back to come get her baby. Now it sort of makes sense if hospital policies were so strict back then that you weren't even allowed to hold or feed your own baby!
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@1creekgirl (10346)
• United States
9 Sep
That is funny and sad. It does make sense after my experience. I remember walking in pain down the hall to look at my baby through the nursery window.
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@andriaperry (50737)
• United States
9 Sep
I love the photo! I also love when people called a just a baby and I am 52.
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@1creekgirl (10346)
• United States
9 Sep
Thanks, Andria. You're still a youngin!
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@kobesbuddy (46722)
• East Tawas, Michigan
9 Sep
I got married at 18 years old. My son is 45 and my daughter is almost 43:)
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@1creekgirl (10346)
• United States
9 Sep
I had just turned 18 when we married. What were my parents thinking! I was almost 20 when our son was born, then had our daughter 5 years later. But, I've been young enough to enjoy grandkids. Do you have grandchildren?
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@kobesbuddy (46722)
• East Tawas, Michigan
9 Sep
@1creekgirl Yes, five grandkids (my daughter married at 18(lol) and my granddaughter had her first child at 19 and another one when she was 22, two months ago. There's a baby picture of them, I just posted today, if you want to see it!:)
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@1creekgirl (10346)
• United States
10 Sep
@kobesbuddy Just looked at your post and what a couple of cuties! I know you enjoy them.
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@dgobucks226 (12201)
9 Sep
He will always be your little boy!
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@1creekgirl (10346)
• United States
10 Sep
That's so true. I told my son that even when he's 80, he'll still be my baby boy.
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@dgobucks226 (12201)
10 Sep
@1creekgirl Very nice
@thelme55 (14574)
• Germany
9 Sep
Happy birthday to your baby boy
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@1creekgirl (10346)
• United States
10 Sep
Thanks, Thelma!
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@thelme55 (14574)
• Germany
10 Sep
@1creekgirl you are welcome.
@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
9 Sep
Happy 50th to your son. I hope he enjoyed his special day.
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@1creekgirl (10346)
• United States
10 Sep
He did except for having broken up with his girlfriend. But they're talking, so we'll see.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
11 Sep
@1creekgirl maybe they will be able to work things out.
• United States
12 Sep
My oldest daughter turned 50 this past year and it's crazy thinking we have kids that old I'm with you about not doing any more aging and pretty soon the kids will be older than us!!
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@1creekgirl (10346)
• United States
12 Sep
@kobesbuddy (46722)
• East Tawas, Michigan
9 Sep
Absolutely true, our kids will always be our babies!:)
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