Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Happy Birthday, Cory!

Today is my son Cory's 24th birthday. I often think back to being a young girl and talking with my friends and wondering how our lives would turn out and what our children would look like and what they would be like. Young girls do that a lot.

One day you're telling everyone you want to be a nurse or a teacher when you grow up and have seven children (all boys) and the next, your amazing son and his beautiful, equally amazing wife are sitting beside you at a Cher concert (something I never imagined all those years ago listening to "I Got You Babe") .

I could never have imagined a more wonderful son (and daughter-in-law!) in all of my daydreams. I love you, Cory. Happy Birthday.




hatteraspainter said...

Hope he doesn't kill you for this, I (trying very hard to remember back) think I'd have said thanks to my mom for the thought... Anyway congratulations for not eating your young so many years ago when times were a little more difficult. (I would imagine anyway)

Zina said...


Gee, now I know when your birthday is! Thanks Laurie!

Lorna said...

I wanted to write something warm and congratulatory, but I couldn't think of anything remotely like that after "good on you for not eating your young"---back in those days when you were a girl dreaming about your family, I bet you never thought how satisfied that accomplishment would make you feel.

Laurie said...

Hattaraspainter! You're back. You'll be glad to know that Cory was very touched by my birthday wishes. He's a sweetheart. Sure, he was a bratty kid at times but he outgrew it. Thank God!

Laurie said...

Lorna, how right you are. It is a great feeling. The whole time you're raising them, all you can do is hope for the best and never let your guard down. I got very lucky. I think I can relax now.

Laurie said...

Zina, you're welcome.