Monday, February 25, 2008

Shopping with the Birthday Boy

Friday afternoon, Mark and I carved out some time together to go shopping. He just celebrated his 26th birthday and likes to actually go shopping with me, any chance to spend some extra time together. He is very frugal, so I have to spoil him every now and then with a new pair of Ray Ban sunglasses and a comfy pair of cool 'nice clothes' shoes. We always enjoy each other and I feel so blessed to be this young mans mother. He wore me out with his newly healed energy.
He does the driving, picks the music, fills my car with the scent of his cologne and we spend quite a bit of time analyzing the plots of our favorite TV shows. I often wonder if the awe that washes over my spirit, whenever I see him, will eventually wear off. Somehow I don't think it ever will. The gratitude of his spared life runs deep through my veins. What a lovely day I had with him.
~*~struck by gratitude~*~
thoughts of you spark into my ordinary days
and quickly I am transformed in attitude
these moments, not spent in any other way
but with every raw emotion I conclude,
that life is altered when it's struck by gratitude

8 Comments:

Anonymous Right Brained Gal said...

I have been following your blog for quite some time and I prayed for your son when he had the accident. It makes me feel so good to read about him and how well he is doing. You are so lucky and I know that you are grateful every day of your life. He looks like such a doll. What a blessing.

1:40 AM  
Blogger Constance said...

I have also been a visitor since Dec of 06 when Mark had his accident. He looks great! I'm so glad that God spared his life! It's ovbious that Mark has some unfinished business in this life! Happy Birthday Mark!
Connie

4:46 AM  
Blogger Jack K. said...

What a great posting. Mark has really healed so well. He is a handsome young man and it is great to know that he is getting his energy back.

Thank you for blessing us with your story. You are all an inspiration. That is why I keep returning.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARK!

May peace and love be with you always.

5:03 AM  
Blogger Boho Girl said...

i heart marky!!!!

you two look so happy here.
we've been thinking of him and wanting to send him a giftie.

i don't have his home address at home. i had asked you last week to email it to me.

is your email all kooky again? i've sent you about 4 now...

love you.
love him.
love my family.

xoxo

8:34 AM  
Blogger Wanda said...

Oh this was such a delight to see and read...your handsome boy and you loving on each other and shopping...It doesn't get any better than that does it?

Love and Hugs to both of YOU!
Wanda Mom

11:50 AM  
Blogger BJ said...

I see two beautiful people in this photo! And a very handsome young man in the other.

Happy Birthday Mark! Love surrounds you!

5:28 PM  
Anonymous poet said...

I am so glad that you spent the day with the birthday boy. I followed your blog, sent prayers and positive vibes through cyber space, and am still reading,

I love the new look of the page. new year new look. i like that.

take care and i hope all is well in your world.

peace and HUGZ, poet.

5:57 PM  
Blogger LEstes65 said...

What a gorgeous post. No, I doubt that wonder will ever wear off. And you've shared it with us, too. When I hug either of my boys, I often think of you and Mark.

12:21 PM  

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