Thursday, March 8, 2012

You Are My SONshine

This little boy looks very much like my son when he was little.  I used to see these pictures, and my heart would sing because the resemblance was surprising to me.



Don't let these sweet pictures fool you though.  He used to play football and rugby for many years.



Tough he may be, but also has a gentle spirit.



I protected and cherished him when he was a boy, and I am pleased with the man he is becoming.



To all the sons...
You are special.
You are brave.
You are funny.
You are loved.



~Sheri

36 comments:

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Sherri,
Oh I love this post. It describes my son completely. Love the pics. Thank you for sharing this for our dear sons. Have a great day my friend.
XO CMD

CraveCute said...

Your blog is very lovely. What a sweet post about little (and not so little) boys! I am happily following your blog. Thank you for visiting mine. ~~ Diane

Ginger Zuck said...

Sheri, love this post. How sweet. Adore these photos! Reminds me of my brother when we were growing up.

Cottage and Broome said...

Sheri, sweet pictures! It is fun watching our children become adults, they are always surprising. Laura

Trisha said...

Those pictures are always adorable. Sounds like you have a wonderful son!

~Trisha

NanaDiana said...

Darling pictures. I feel the same way about sons! What a blessing they are to us as mothers. xo Diana

Ashley said...

I love this post!! There is something so special between a mom and a son! Thank you so much for stopping by and thank you for the birthday wishes! Xo ~Ashley

It's me said...

What a sweet post !!...love from me...xxx...

oldthings said...

Dear Sherri
Lovely pics ! I know these feelings for sons . I have two and I am wondering when they grew up !!
Olympia

Susie said...

Sheri, What adorable pictures. My grandson Jake is turning 21, he's still my best buddy. We love the kids , don't we? Smiles, Susie(She Junks)

Twinkle Star said...

So beautiful! I sing that song to my oldest boy when he needs a bit of comforting, makes us both feel loved and comforted actually :) x
(p.s I did post about my exciting news last week - I have been accepted onto a Design Team.)

Becky~ said...

Lovely post Sheri!I never had a son, but it sure reminds me of my brothers so much.Thanks for bring back some really nice memories.

Blessings!

poppilinnstudios said...

Awwww, what a beautiful post Sheri. I feel the same!
-Lynn

bluebirdsandbutterflies.typepad.com said...

It is great to have sons. I, like you, adore mine. What wonderful photos! Love them all! Have a beautiful day. Boys love their mamas. xoxo Kim

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

Sheri, What a beautiful post. A smile immediately broke as I began reading. There's nothing like your boys, they are so special. Have a great night.

momto8 said...

fun post!!! and I am with you....I have 5 sons...they think they are big and strong, and they are...but I know how gentle they really are too!!
i am your newest follower..pls follow back if you an.

Teresa said...

So Lovely. You're a Blessed Mother with a trully Great Heart.

"You don't raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they'll turn out to be heroes, even if it's just in your own eyes."

forgetmenot said...

I love those photos--I have given and recieved several cards with shots like that on them. What would we do without our sons--how did they grow up so quickly!!!! Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

Nali said...

These pictures are darling!

xoxo, Nali

p.s. thanks for visiting my blog! Just followed you back.

magie said...

What a great post..the photo's are adorable :)
Have a lovely weekend..
Magie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Sheri dearest,

You have captured my heart. I love boys. I never had children, but I wanted a houseful of boys, just like Ruben. Boys and girls are fun to watch tumble about, learn, try to figure things out, but what is it about these little men that steal our hearts?

Thank you so much for coming today and commenting. Your kind words really reach to me and it is so fun to share one's passions. YOU ARE PART GREEK? My word, what a heritage you HAVE!!! Of all the places I have been to in Europe, no other beach has intrigued me as much as the PHOTOS of Navagio Beach, and I do hope that one day I will go. I thank you kindly for your wonderful friendship and sweet spirit that always transcends the distance and space!

ENJOY THIS BEAUTIFUL DAY!!! Anita

Shana said...

This is such a sweet post for your son. I love the pictures also...Thanks for your lovely words on my blog. I'll be following your blog now. :)
~Shana

Susie Swanson said...

I love your post and the pictures as well...it really touched my heart as I have a son too..Blessings, Susie

Donata @ DK's Craft Cafe said...

Dear Sheri,
I'm so glad you found me so that I could find you, this lovely blog and especially this post!
My son is 17. He was born in the middle of a war and was the one gift that kept me going for all these years.
It's amazing how we can still see those cute little boys in the young men our sons have become, whenever we look at them :)
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Of course I'm gladly following :)
Blessings

C'est moi Claudette said...

Exactly was I've been thinking too Sheri.
I have 2 boys, Riley, 21 and Colt 19. Yes I have Brittany, 23, but my boys are just a little extension of Randy and I that nobody can take away or adjust. They are both very very diff. Riley the "hands on" guy, Colt the book worm. Same values, kindness and love towards people and us, but such different characters. Brittany was the actress, the singer, the model, the leader and so so sweet and kind till she turned 16..... of course she never loss track of "herself", but her and I went through a difficult time for a few yrs. Now that she's on her own (since the age of 18) and has a guy in her life, a steady job, we see more of her. I can only still be in her presents for no more than 4 hrs. or so. We are both very head strong... so I guess she takes after me, HA!!
We love them all, but boys are special aren't they Sheri? I know you adore your girls, but I'm not sure I could have a house full of them, lol.
Happy weekend my friend.
Love You
Love me
xoxoxo

Shirley said...

These photo's are way too cute..I just adore them. I also think little boys are so much fun to be with..little girls too, but boy's...well you just have to hug em tight...

Vicki said...

Sweet, sweet post, Sheri! I can just imagine what a wonderful young man your son is! Congratulations on raising him so well. I have two sons of whom I am very proud, too. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, dear friend~ Vicki

My Beautiful World said...

Loving this post Son's are so very special indeed. Thank you for your lovely get well wishes my friend and I'm so honoured you have my blog on your page so very sweet of you. I'm resting up and hoping for a good recovery though I won't know for a few weeks though I'm staying positive. I hope you have a wonderful week my friend I'll catch up again soon.

Always Wendy xo

August Moon Society said...

What a beautiful tribute to your son! He is very lucky to have you as a mother.

Janet said...

Such a nice post about sons and very sweet photos, too! Sons are truly a blessing!

Sandy said...

Hi Sheri, I didn't know you have a son. I thought you only had 2 daughters. What a sweet posting. How old is your son? Three children that is so cool! This is a sweet lovely posting.

~Sandy

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sheri,

Lovely post and I think we can all relate to this sweet message, with our own Sons.
I love the very sweet photos, such an adorable little lad. Thanks for sharing and yes, we do have to cherish them all everyday.

Happy new week
Hugs
Carolyn

♥ Miss Tea said...

awwww lovely photos and what a lovely post for your son!

xx susan

Deborah said...

So sweet!
Boys are a precious gift!
I loved to hear your dear thoughts of your son.
What joy they bring to our hearts and lives!
Beautiful post Sheri

Deborah xoxo

Kristin said...

Dear Sheri, first of all what wonderful photos you share here today. And it must be a great feeling to see your son turn into a man. My son is 12 and I adore him so much. He is getting bigger these days and I know in no time he will be a man, too. I'm glad God gave us sons :) :) Such a joy! Hope your day is lovely!

Kristin♥

Tulla and Catie said...

This is a wonderful post about your son and the photos are lovely!
Have a nice day in California - I love it ♥.
Greetings from Hamburg/Germany