Wednesday, July 28, 2010

** Happy Birthday, Scott! **

Today, July 28th, is my oldest son Scott's birthday. About 5 weeks ago, when he was in England on business, his appendix burst and he required emergency surgery. I posted about him quite often during those days and weeks of worry. I remember thinking then that it was possible he may not be alive when his birthday arrived this year. It's still hard to believe what all he went through, and all of it being so far from home & family. I'm so very grateful that he is indeed here, to celebrate his birthday, in 2010.
Scott and me the night before he left for London.



This is Scott at Stonehenge on June 21st.
The next day, he was in the hospital.


Scott, 5 years old, holding the little cage with his little gerbil!

This picture was taken the same day. He was proudly showing where he lost a tooth.

I was newly divorced that summer and the two of us lived in a tiny apartment, but he knew his mom loved him soooo much!


"There is an enduring tenderness in the love of a mother to a son that transcends all other affections of the heart." – Washington Irving , writer

23 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to your son, Becky. Your experience makes us all remember to enjoy and cherish life every day.

    Big hugs x

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  2. Happy Birthday Scott! It is good his surgery went well and he is there to celebrate with you!! Enjoy him!

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  3. Thank you Ellie and Terri! I do try to remember to cherish every single day, but as we all know, sometimes the busy-ness of life tends to get in the way. We just have to reel ourselves back in, shake off the dust, and jump back in...noticing and enjoying everything! Have a blissful day!

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  4. Hello Becky...Hope Scott has a wonderful birthday! So glad he has a great mom, too. Susan

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  5. Precious pictures. I am so glad he has recovered nicely. Happy Birthday, Scott!

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  6. Happy Birthday to Scott! He deserves lots of cake and ice cream this year, after the medical ordeal that he has been through.

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  7. Fantastic to know he's healthy again! Happy Birthday, Scott!

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  8. Hope Scott has a great birthday. I think he's due for a bit of fun after all that recovery!

    =)

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  9. This is the third person in two weeks who has had appendix problems. Must be going around. Glad he is doing well now.

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  10. Thank you Susan, Kathy, Janel, Anne, Sue and Mid-life Job Hunter!!
    It's great to be a mom to such a wonderful son...and in fact, both my "boys" are really great guys! And I'm not a bit prejudiced, either!! :D

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  11. Wishing your son a very happy birthday! I almost lost my husband to a ruptured appendix a few years back. I'm so happy for your family that all is now well:)

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  12. Happy birthday to you Scott - glad you are better now. sandie

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  13. Thank you Bee and Rose, and Chatty! I'm so glad your husband survived his burst appendix! It really can be a very dangerous thing. I'm sure Scott had a good birthday. We'll be doing something Friday with him and his family....probably go out to lunch or dinner! I'll also have all the family over sometime in August, to celebrate the May-June-July birthdays! Thanks to everyone, again. I'm really overwhelmed with everyone's thoughtfulness!

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  14. Great pictures, Becky! Happy Birthday to your son. I hope his day was extra special. This one you had extra reason to celebrate. :-)

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  15. Thank you, Daisy. You are so right!

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  16. Please send Scott Many happy returns from me, hope he's had a lovely day and that your Friday outing will be a lovely one!

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  17. Thank you, Estrella! I will definitely tell Scott for you!

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  18. Happy belated birthday to Scott!!! I'm still jealous he got to see Stonehenge on the summer solstice! But not the rest.... So glad he's okay!!!

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  19. Oh Becky, I cannot even imagine the worry you must have gone through with him so far from home!

    You two are so happy in this picture....it makes me smile to see the love between you!

    Happy Birthday to a wonderful son!

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  20. I have four sons, so it was nice reading about you and your son but sorry to hear what he went through. Happy birthday to him.

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  21. Happy Birthday Scott! wonderful to see pictures of your family and so glad you GET it!!! life is about living deliberately and, cherishing every moment

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  22. I love stuff like this, because it reminds me that my son isn't going to be this age (4) forever and that although time flies by, we moms get to hold on to the love and the memories from these early years.

    Love to both of you today and every day! Happy belated birthday to Scott!

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  23. Hey Tammy, Jenny, Sandy, Green Monkey, and Lora. Thank you all very much. As you all know, being a mom is a life-long job, and the love never ends.

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