Monday, August 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Son

                    As a toddler.                               First Holy Communion.                             Twelve Years old.


My son, Lee Joel turns 33 yrs tomorrow, the 21st August.
I remember the day he was born.
I went into labour early in the morning, yet felt the delivery would still be some time off.
Since everyone was sleeping, I go up and made school lunches and did quiet jobs around the house until the pain became too severe.
I was taken into the hospital around 6am and he was born later that afternoon. I had him in a maturity Unit where my own sister had worked as head Sister, so I was taken good care of.
He was a big boy weighing in at 9lb 2oz.

He excelled at soccer and played for the best club in Sydney.
                                                  Lee and Mummy.

At nineteen he competed a course in Graphic Arts, yet he preferred working outdoors so has since worked in concrete.
Lee is quiet and gentle, and he prefers to stay out of the limelight.

He is my son and while he wouldn't like me sharing too much, I have to say, how proud I am of him.

He is a wonderful caring and loving father to his own little boy, Izaiah, who we call Zai.


I love this photo of them, taken by my daughter Femia.

Happy Birthday Lee.
I love you very much and I am very proud of the wonderful man you have become.
With much love.
Mummy. xxxx

Remember always, your special verse:
"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
Phillipians 4:13

29 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to your darling boy :-) The photo of he and his son is so nice.

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    1. Thank you Victor. Lee's actual name is Pasquale, which stands for the Passover.

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  3. Happy birthday to Lee! He looks and sounds like a terrific person~

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  4. Happy Birthday Lee. Such a fine young family man. Thanks for the post.

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  5. Dear Crystal, what a wonderful birthday card to send to your son, Lee. Please wish him "Happy birthday" from me and the cats (Maggie, Ellie, and Matthew). That photograph of him holding up his son is a treasure. The look on Lee's face and the intensity of his son's eyes and the trust between the two. Quite beautiful. Peace.

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    1. Thank you Dee, he will appreciate your saying so.x

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  6. Happy Birthday to your son...
    Comparing baby pictures....Zai looks just like His daddy :))
    Happy Day!
    Love
    ~k

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  7. Lee is one handsome young man, Crystal. I love your growth pictures thru the years. Happy birthday & many blessings. AND, Happy BIRTHday to you Crystal. This is your day to celebrate as well.

    Have a beautiful week ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

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  8. You have a handsome son, Crystal. Such a sweep picture of him with his son. I like that he's doing what he loves. There are lots of years ahead for graphic arts.

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  9. You've good reason to be proud of him (as you obviously are with ALL your kids)!

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  10. From a beautiful baby to a handsome man and it looks like he passed those good looks on. :) Happy Birthday to your son.

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  11. Crystal Mary sounds like "PROUD MARY"...and SO rightly so! A FINE tribute to a fine son. Actually, for me, it is a fine tribute to YOU and your husband who raised these Peeps.

    Why have I not read your Introduction before now? Well, now I HAVE, and it is SO interesting, to know you better.

    Thanks for doing what you do, Crystal Mary.
    PEACE!

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  12. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR SON - I posted about my son's birthday today. Funny they are close, but mine is 4 years older. Love, sandie

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    1. Oh wow!! we are sisters,,, Always knew it. x

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  13. Hiya, Happy Birthday to your son, sorry it's late. May the Lord bless him in abundance. Imogen is 17 tomorrow :) Lots of love Nicky

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  14. What a wonderful tribute to your son. I'm sure he's feeling mighty proud too to have you for a mother.

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  15. We SO love our children... as it should be. Thanks for sharing this heartwarming post.

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  16. Hi Crystal Mary,
    Happy Birthday to your dear son, Lee Joel!!
    My 3 cats, Frank, Ositoy and Sonya, and me, Starry wish your
    dear son, a HAPPY and GREAT BIRTHDAY WITH HIS FAMILY and
    BELOVED ONES, and FOR MANY MORE YEARS TO COME AHEAD IN HIS WAY!!
    God may bless you all, dear friend, Crystal.
    Thank you for sharing your world with us!!
    Thank you for writing your heartfelt comments in my blogs!!
    Blessings,
    Poet Starry Dawn.

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