Sunday, November 22, 2009

My Son

Although you might not know it from the number of photos or scrapbook pages I have, (or lack of) I really do have a son. It's tough for him, because not only is he the middle child, he is also the quietest and the most reserved. How do you make yourself noticed when your older sister is outgoing and talkative and your younger sister is gregarious and silly.

Although I am of course proud of all my children, J is the sweetest. He is the first one to say Mom, sit down and relax. When I was sick he told me he wouldn't allow me to make dinner and made me lie down while he made dinner. I am not the only one that J takes the time to help. He is like that with all those around him, both friends and family. If he thinks you're sad, he'll come sit with you, when a neighbour had to go to the hospital, he offered to take care of their cat. Yes my J is a bit of an unsung hero.

I always say thank you when he helps me out but if anyone tries to go beyond a simple understated thank you, J gets very uncomfortable. I don't know if he realizes how unusual he is especially for a boy. He reminds me a lot of my dad who is also very caring. I wish I could show him how much I appreciate his very special personality, which brings me back to the beginning of this post. How do you celebrate and document the life of someone who doesn't really like to be in the lime light. I guess I'm going to have to get better at doing journal focused pages.

Not that long ago I created a page explaining to J why his sisters have double the scrapbook pages to his. It actually has helped a bit and now he is a little bit better about letting me take his photo. Truth be told though, I think he is only doing it because he knows it makes me happy. I love you son.

Supplies: Background PP-DigiKit - Paris & Co-French Solid 1 Paper Pack by Carina Gardner, Accent Paper DigiKit - Watercolor Beach Papers by MaryAnn Wise @, Card- DigiKit - Study Hall - School Cards by Jen Alysson


  1. So nice! Boys are SO special!!!! Coming from a momma with seven of 'em. :o)


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