Monday, September 4, 2006

Labor Day Memories

I have zilch Labor Day graphics, imagine that?  Labor Day is a very important day in my life, though not what most would expect.  23 years ago on Labor Day, September 5, 1983, I had just given birth to my son, Joey.  I don't have a scanner.  Lisa Jo sent me this tag which amazingly looks much like my son did as a baby.

to my my one and only son a day early.

I am going to post two links to entries that I made in the past 11 months dedicated to Joey.  Forgive me as I know it's time consuming to read the links and also because some have read these entries previously.  The first is my all time favorite entry.  I have read it many times over and still burst into tears each time.    A Christmas Story

The second link was an entry I did for Joey when I first started my journal.  I did an entry for each of my three children at that time.  They constantly argue over who they think is my favorite.  I did entries so they could read and understand that all three hold special; yet different places in my heart.     Joe

HAPPY 23, Joe!!!!  Have fun camping this week; you deserve to be happy.  Don't give up...life is just opening up for you.  Love, Mom 

22 comments:

ally123130585918 said...

Joe happy 23rd Birthday ~ hope you are having a good day ~ and A Happy Labour Day to you all ~ Ally

queenb8261 said...

Joe and Tommy could have a birthday party. Tommy was 25 on the 2nd.  Happy Birthday Joe ~ many happy returns. I'll check out your links also.  Happy Labor Day, Chris!! Hugs, Barb

jckfrstross said...

Happy Birthday Joe:) hope its a good one

Deb

lanurseprn said...

Happy Birthday to Joey!  To be 23 again....he's got so much living ahead.  I hope he enjoys his day.
Pam

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

Happy Birthday to your Son!  Going to check out your entries...take care...Hugs,TerryAnn

siennastarr said...

Happy Birthday Joey!!!

I read both your stories about Joey, and enjoyed them very much!  Thank you for sharing them, Chris!

Hugs
Jackie

candlejmr said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Joey.  Those were wonderful entries that you wrote about him.  He sounds like an amazing young man.

((hugs))
Jeanne

chat2missie said...

Happy Birthday Joey!
Missie

pennietoonz said...

Happy Birthday to Joey! I hope he`s having a wonderful time. I remember those old entries, very touching.
Love ya...
penny

queeniemart said...

Goodness....first i cried at the story about Joe and your dad and then i read the Christmas one and now i am a blubbering idiot.......

You are such a GOOD mom, Chris. We all make huge mistakes, some that hurt those we love, but your soul is in these three kids of yours and they know you love them beyond words. Joe is special, i can tell. Boys are like that to us moms. He sounds so awesome, like he has a heart of gold and i am so proud of you both for how far you have come. For the rest of my life i will think of him when i hear of Teddy Ruxpin.

I did that to my mom once...begged and begged my 9th year of life for a Green Machine.....i never wanted anything so much in my life. She of course did not get it. She forgot. So, i am so happy you got that for him!
Love,lisa jo

oxobagladyoxo said...

Awe honey.... those two entrys are really amazing that the words just speak to my heart hun. I hope Joey has a wonderful Birthday!!

Hugs,
Chelle

lv2trnscrb said...

Happy Birthday, Joey!! Great tribute entry you did for him, Chris. I went back and re-read the Teddy Ruxin story and the other one that I hadn't read before. Thanks for sharing these special memories and your special son with us once again.

betty

lisa41076 said...

Happy Birthday Joey !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hugs Lisa

tpiez4me said...

Can't let you have 13 comments ONLY....ya know how I feel about that LOL!  Hope the kid had a grand day!

debbiewebb4465 said...

Joey I wish you a very happy Birthday mate :-) Have a good one!! Chris, LOVED this entry, and the links you gave ~ thanks my friend!
love ya Debbie ~xxxxxx~
http://journals.aol.co.uk/debbiewebb4465/TheLifeTimesofanEssexGirl

sugarsweet056 said...

Lovely tribute to Joey!
Hugs, Sugar

shayshaydc said...

Happy Birthday Joey!!!!! http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic
Sharon:)

xomywayox said...

Aww what a sweet entry.Way to go mom. Now I need to go back and have a look see at the past entries.

Brenda

xxroxymamaxx said...

Awww....happy belated birthday Joey!  Labor Day is a special day for you Chris! : )  Hugs and GBU, Shelly

zoepaul6968 said...

aww thats lovely,sorry i havent been by,no alerts grr,have a good evening xxzoexx
http://journals.aol.co.uk/zoepaul6968/DomesticAbuse/

dwhee70041 said...

Chris,
I hope they get the alerts fixed soon.  I miss getting the notice about your posts.   Sooooo.....should we talk football yet?  I'll be watching the Steelers.  Maybe there will be another matchup between the Broncos and the Steelers again this year!!!  LOL  I think it is way to early to even think about that!  

Happy Birthday to Joey!
Smiles,
David

trishaham said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Joey. What a proud mommy you are, As you should be.

Gods Love,
Tia