Wednesday, June 29, 2011

"I Thought We Had Just Begun"

Twenty-one years ago, today, the second of my two most beautiful gifts was bestowed upon me...



Happy 21st Birthday, my beautiful son.

I love you,

Mom

47 comments:

She Writes said...

Wow, he has amazing hair :). Congrats on your guy!

Linda said...

Happy birthday to Alex. I loved this video and will be back to view it again. I'm not sure how Alex is going to feel about the naked piano player shot, but you're just keeping it real. Right?

That Janie Girl said...

Happy birthday, Alex! Play on, play on!

This video was absolutely beautiful.

Birdie said...

It goes so fast doesn't it? Your video to him was so beautiful. A special hug to YOU mom because as wonderful as it is, it hurts just a little to watch our babies grow.

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Michael Manning said...

A Wonderful Celebration of Life! Happy birthday to Alex!!

texwisgirl said...

Happy birthday to your sweet young man.

Susan in the Boonies said...

I'm sitting here bawling. Beautiful song, beautiful presentation.

The days are long, but the years are short.

blunoz said...

Awww. Happy Birthday Alex!

Cloudia said...

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Pierre BOYER said...

Happy birthday Alex !
Regards from France,

Pierre

ladyfi said...

So adorable! Happy Birthday!

Moannie said...

Happy happy birthday to your son.

How the time passes so quickly, eh?

June said...

Happy Birthday, Alex!

Hilary, what a lovely montage. And Neil Young's voice along with it....it's all kind of...poignant...

Brian Miller said...

smiles...happy birthday to your alex...love that song too...fun pics...

Shrinky said...

What a wonderful compilation - it's actually got me all teary-eyed watching him instantly grow up before my eyes - the music is so poignantly apt! Happy 21st Alex, you handsome man.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

congrats to all :)

lailani said...

Sweet! Happy Birthday!

Snappy Di said...

He's one great looking young man. Totally see your pride in him. Oh, and keep the hair, Dude. Keep the hair,

DI

Anvilcloud said...

Happy Birthday from the Capital.

Jillsy Girl said...

fantastic!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Oh, that was beautiful. Happy birthday Alex. Well done video Hilary.

DJan said...

Happy birthday, Alex! I know where YOU were 21 years ago, Hilary. You are so fortunate in these blessed gifts. Amazing how fast the time goes by...

Daryl said...

Happy Birthday Alex and many more ...

the Bag Lady said...

Happy Birthday to your baby!!

He's awesome!

Pat - Arkansas said...

Happy Birthday, Alexander.

Our kids grow up so fast. I still remember my first look at my baby girl when she was born; she will be 50 this fall.

A wonderful compilation of photos, Hilary.

Dianne said...

Happy Birthday Alex
Rock On!!

what a beautiful photo montage
he has the most wonderful big smile
and amazing hair, then and now

Bossy Betty said...

Oh my!!! I am crying here. Such a beautiful tribute to your son on his 21st. Being the mother of two boys myself, this really touched me.

rosaria said...

Congratulations to mom and son. Beautiful video.

messymimi said...

I wish you many happy returns of the day, Alex!

Hilary, the best is yet to be.

Reb said...

What a great video! Happy Birthday Alex!

Barbara Shallue said...

Oh, that was great! It does seem like they grow that fast, doesn't it? Perfect song, too. Now I'm all wistful... I think I'll go make some phone calls...

deb colarossi said...

Congrats to both of you.
There is so much love here.
so much.

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday Alex! What a sweetie. Where does the time go?
Congrats to you all.

NJ said...

Great video. I especially love the 2nd last shot of your son. He has a great smile!!!

sage said...

Happy birthday to your son! Time does seem to move faster these days.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

What a beautiful boy - young man. Man. Sometimes I like to celebrate on my kid's birthday. Means I've made it, too, if that makes any sense.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Happy birthday to your handsome boy! Love those long locks! What a great video. I don't think I've ever heard that Neil Young song before, but I may have to borrow it when I do my son's video for his 30th birthday in 2 years. Hope it was a great day for all of you!

Slamdunk said...

Happy birthday to your big guy.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Happy Birthday Alex!!!

This is a beautiful tribute, Hilary. Love the birthday ballooons :-)

Rock on! xo jj

Frank Baron said...

A touching tribute, Hil.

Hippo Birdy, Alex!

chariskalee said...

Happy Birthday to your boy! Looks like he has grown into an awesome young man. I love guitars and music too! I hope my boys find an interest in it too like yours did. What a sweet video. And a great reminder to me to keep on documenting the moments while mine are still little. Thanks for sharing!

Suldog said...

Happy Birthday, Alex! Your Mom is an amazing woman. You were blessed.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Beautiful video . Happy Birthday to Alex. Time goes by so fast.

Maggie May said...

Happy Birthday, Alex. You are the spitting image of your Mum!
Great to watch you grow up through those photos.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Jayne said...

Oh Hilary--heartwarming! What a handsome young man he's become. Happy Birthday to Alex! :D

CherylK said...

Your boys are both beautiful. Well, the shot of him stretching out his face...not so much. Very funny, tho! And it shows a beautiful sense of humor.

thrviewfinder said...

Nice work by making a video

Happy B'day to alex