Today is my son's birthday.....

@Happy2BeMe (95966)
Canada
November 29, 2021 6:22am CST
He may be a grown man with kids of his own but he will always be my baby boy. I am so proud of him. He is a hardworking man with a good job who provides well for his family. He is an awesome dad to his two boys and a great husband. He has a big heart and would do anything for anybody. I love being a grandma but I miss my kids being young. Their childhood years went by so quickly. Wish I could have kept them little just a little while longer. I really struggled when he moved out. Empty nest syndrome is real. For those on here with little ones enjoy every moment you have with him and treasure these times because they will pass in the blink of an eye. Those whose children are adults now, did you suffer Empty Nest Syndrome when the last one moved out?
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@CarolDM (169058)
• Nashville, Tennessee
29 Nov
Happy Birthday to your son. I still think of Dustin as a baby.
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@Happy2BeMe (95966)
• Canada
29 Nov
Thank you.
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@CarolDM (169058)
• Nashville, Tennessee
29 Nov
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@TheHorse (146704)
• Walnut Creek, California
29 Nov
I suffer Empty Kindergarten Syndrome when my little friends get big (five). One of my best girlfriends (I've known her since she was 1 1/2) is now four, and I can tell she's already ready for Kindergarten. I will miss her when she moves on.
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@Happy2BeMe (95966)
• Canada
29 Nov
Awwww yes that would be difficult too
@1creekgirl (29726)
• United States
29 Nov
What a precious little fella! I think I kind of just slid into the empty nest thing. It was extremely hard when our daughter got pregnant and married at 17. Letting her be a "married mother" so young was emotionally devastating. But that grandbaby has been such a blessing to our family. She and our daughter lived with us for a while when the marriage didn't work out (no surprise.) So when our daughter and baby eventually moved out on their own, they were still nearby. You're blessed to have a wonderful family. We are, too, even through some heartaches.
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@Happy2BeMe (95966)
• Canada
29 Nov
That would have been hard with your daughter only being 17 but at least she was able to come back home with her daughter when thungs didn't work out. Thabk you.
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@Courtlynn (71893)
• United States
29 Nov
Happy birthday to him.
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@Happy2BeMe (95966)
• Canada
29 Nov
Thsnk you
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@Courtlynn (71893)
• United States
29 Nov
@Happy2BeMe welcome.
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@JimBo452020 (80419)
• Montrose, Scotland
29 Nov
Wow nice picture. I bet he loves that one.
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@Happy2BeMe (95966)
• Canada
29 Nov
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@Chakimmm (1123)
• Indonesia
29 Nov
At what age did you take your child's photo? Indeed childhood moments of children should not be missed it is very important and sometimes will be a very beautiful memory in the future.
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@Happy2BeMe (95966)
• Canada
30 Nov
This was at his 2nd birthday.
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@Chakimmm (1123)
• Indonesia
30 Nov
@Happy2BeMe how old is he now?
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@Happy2BeMe (95966)
• Canada
1 Dec
@Chakimmm he is 31
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@kobesbuddy (142717)
• East Tawas, Michigan
29 Nov
What really surprised me, my daughter moved out first. She was my rebellious child, who thought she deserved a much better life. Chad my son, he moved out three times, he was insecure and afraid he could never manage on his own. Now, both of them are doing beautifully. They're happily married and two of my best friends. Both of them view those growing up years, as a time that 'mother' did her best, to raise them by herself. Yes, the Empty Nest Syndrome hit hard, I felt abandoned and without purpose. Now, I realize this isn't true.
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@Happy2BeMe (95966)
• Canada
29 Nov
I felt the same way at the time but i slowly adjusted to it.
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@kobesbuddy (142717)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Nov
@Happy2BeMe Jay said, 'Honey, you should be happy the kids are out on their own!' He didn't understand why this made me feel depressed. It's a mother thing, something that men don't go through.
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@Happy2BeMe (95966)
• Canada
30 Nov
@kobesbuddy I agree with that. Most men dont get it but I remember my Dad would be very upset everytime each one of us left home.
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@snowy22315 (129986)
• United States
29 Nov
Oh yes, especially since my son is now in Brazil.... Such a cute picture. We always miss our children I think.
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@Happy2BeMe (95966)
• Canada
29 Nov
Wow he is so far away in Brazil. Do you see him much?
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@snowy22315 (129986)
• United States
29 Nov
@Happy2BeMe You'd have to ask him. Not since he left..but we do talk sometimes. It sucks that he is there.
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@Happy2BeMe (95966)
• Canada
30 Nov
@snowy22315 Yes that does suck having him so far away but glad you get to talk sometimes.
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@LadyDuck (375976)
• Switzerland
29 Nov
What a beautiful photo, happy birthday to your son. I have no children, but I know that mom was devastated when I got married, I was only 20. Dad was also sad.
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@Happy2BeMe (95966)
• Canada
29 Nov
Thank you. It is hard on parents to watch their children move out on their own.
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@LadyDuck (375976)
• Switzerland
30 Nov
@Happy2BeMe I imagine it would have been the case should I had children.
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@Happy2BeMe (95966)
• Canada
30 Nov
@LadyDuck Yes I think so
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@rakski (104026)
• Philippines
30 Nov
I'm enjoying every moment with my kids. They are really growing fast
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@Happy2BeMe (95966)
• Canada
30 Nov
They sure do
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@rakski (104026)
• Philippines
30 Nov
@Happy2BeMe that is so true
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@Atikaa1 (127)
30 Nov
Happy burthday to your son. I also feel the day goes by so fast
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@Happy2BeMe (95966)
• Canada
30 Nov
Thank you
@Atikaa1 (127)
30 Nov
@Happy2BeMe yeah, you are welcome
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@RubyHawk (50301)
• Atlanta, Georgia
30 Nov
From the first to the last. Happy as you are for your children, it’s sad to see each one strike out on their own.
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@Happy2BeMe (95966)
• Canada
30 Nov
It is so difficult to let go
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@RubyHawk (50301)
• Atlanta, Georgia
30 Nov
@Happy2BeMe The hardest thing in the world.
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@Faster16 (2121)
• Indonesia
30 Nov
happy birthday to your son, he is a cute and handsome boy
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@Happy2BeMe (95966)
• Canada
30 Nov
Thank you
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@Faster16 (2121)
• Indonesia
1 Dec
@Happy2BeMe you're welcome
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@DianneN (240637)
• United States
30 Nov
Birthday wishes to your son! I feel the same as you. Adorable photo! My older son had reddish hair, too.
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@Happy2BeMe (95966)
• Canada
30 Nov
Thank you.
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@DianneN (240637)
• United States
1 Dec
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@DaddyEvil (68801)
• United States
29 Nov
Pretty hasn't moved out... I don't know if she ever will. (She's welcome to stay for the rest of my life if she wants.) I hope your son has a nice birthday.
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@Happy2BeMe (95966)
• Canada
29 Nov
Thank you
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@DaddyEvil (68801)
• United States
30 Nov
@Happy2BeMe Welcome.
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@Juliaacv (61671)
• Canada
29 Nov
Happy Birthday to your son. He was such a cute little guy. We felt the empty nest syndrome. I am glad that we got thru that period and when we downsized we moved up here to be close to him and his wife and soon the twins. Kids grow up so quickly, but we will always hold tight to the precious memories of their childhood.
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@Happy2BeMe (95966)
• Canada
29 Nov
Thank you
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@Juliaacv (61671)
• Canada
29 Nov
@Happy2BeMe You're welcome.
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@askme123 (3250)
30 Nov
He was a very cute kid
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@Happy2BeMe (95966)
• Canada
30 Nov
Thank you
@cacay1 (67127)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
30 Nov
Someone leaving in a blink of an eye is like being hit by a sharp dagger. Happy birthday to your dear son.
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@Happy2BeMe (95966)
• Canada
30 Nov
Thank you so much
@JudyEv (264612)
• Rockingham, Australia
30 Nov
We did miss our boys when they moved out. And you're right. Those early years seem to fly by.
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@Happy2BeMe (95966)
• Canada
30 Nov
They sure do
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@RasmaSandra (50830)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
30 Nov
They do grow up so quickly, Happy Birthday to your son and all the best wishes,
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@Happy2BeMe (95966)
• Canada
30 Nov
Thank you
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