Tuesday, 21 July 2009



11 years ago, at exactly 04.18 a gorgeous baby boy was born. although he was born 3 weeks premature, he turned out to be a healthy bouncing baby although tiny at 7.5 pounds. One of the happiest days of my life ever.

Today, is his 11th birthday and it starts to worry me becaues he seem to be growing up so quick! I don't think I'd ever let go of him as my baby so we had a pact that even when he's 90 years old, he will always be my baby. Although I try to be 'a cool mummy', he always say that I'm a great one but he's not sure about being 'cool'. I blame it on the time when I had to tell him off for doing things he knew he should've not done.

Being mum is the best job in the world no matter how tricky and challenging. I feel ever so lucky to have been gifted such a beautiful, loving, affectionate, clever, caring son. When were together, we tell each other 'I love you' several times a day. Sometimes when I'm busy on my housework, he comes to me to tell me how much he loves me and gives a kiss on my cheeks!... something I'll miss when he grows up and leaves home eventually.

Nearly everyday, I look at his old photos both on my pc and photo albums, and just looking how much he has grown puts a smile on my face. Being a single mum in a foriegn land, no matter how hard things got for me, the thought that I've got a beautiful son I love so dearly makes every effort worth while.

To my dear Sammy, I just want to greet you a happy happy birthday and I wish you all the best the world has to offer. As your mum, never forget, I'd always be here for you and there is nothing I wouldn't do to give you the best that i could. I love you baby! You will always be my baby.

So, today my friends, let me share with you a few photos I have randomly picked and posted. I'm sure that there are some proud parents out there like myself and my message to all of you is never to stop telling your children you love them... it really mean so much!!!

This photo was taken for the Evening Post. He has also been featured on BBC regional news but I left the video file on my old laptop I gave my sister 3 years ago. Typical!

Sam on red vroom vroom!!!

Sam at 11 months old

Grumpy Sam when he was 1 year and a half. The studio was dark and hot... he hated it!

Sam in the Lake District... One of my favourite photos of his.

A few minutes after he was born. I wish I was there to see when this was being done... I was left in the delivery room with my OB Gyne. My sister was there though and she managed to take great photos. Camera was part of my baby suitcase, would you believe that?

Sam on his Christening... How many 21 days baby you know who can cut their own cake? Clever eh? There was I, looking... well... healthy!

At friend's Christening we attended. That little girl wouldn't leave Sam alone even during the reception.

Finally, Sam practicing to be a graduant. Taken during my graduation day.


tinedangganda said...

Happy Birthday Sam!!! I wish you and Momma have a very wonderful day!!!

I'm greeting you in behalf of my daughter.. ha ha ha

Take care of your Momma, there is no one else like her.. remember that!!

Sis, you're so lucky to have a cutie son...

~tHiAmErE~ said...

im pretty sure you are very proud of him..
well, im not a mum yet, but i know that children are really wonderful blessings!

im happy for you because you have a very bright son!

Chrissy said...

Aw, you have a cute son! Happy birthday to him!

Askmewhats said...

awww this post was written by a proud mom!!!! sis, you made me love you more!!!! I can feel the love talaga from this post and sam is too cute! the grumpy shot is my fave! hahah actually I love all the shots, just shown the motherly love you give for Sam :) He's a lucky man!! To have a great mom like you!!!

Gracie said...

Thank you ladies!

@ Kristine: Sis! Makakarating! Hahahahahaha!

@ Thiamere: Sis, I am... I'm such a proud mum hahahahaha! When you have your own child/children, you'll feel exactly how I feel :)

@ Chrissy: He is my little heartbreaker sis hahahahaha!

@ Nikki: Sis, I love you too! Hahahaha! You're right sis, I'm a proud mum and Sammy is my pride and joy :)

Hugs and kisses ladies! xxxxxxxxxx

twinsouls888 said...

Aw happy birthday to your son ^_^. I have an 11 years old boy too, one & only hehe ^_^. Followed you ^_^

Gracie said...

Awwww...! Thank you sis! xxx

teeyah. said...

Wow, you guys are so cute! Especially your 90 yr old baby, i love it :) I can see Sam loves you back so much, too. Happy birthday to Sam :)

Gracie said...

Thank you Teeyah! :) xxx

funkiimonkee said...

You have a cute lil boy:) I must say you are gorgeous and I envy your skin! It's so youthful looking! What's your secret?

Gracie said...

Thank you Funkiimonkee! Hahahahaha! Not sure about that... Loads of moisturizers I guess :) xxx

Elsa said...

geeezzzz he's growin fast.... but i think you just looked like his sister... happy birthday sam!!!

twinsouls888 said...

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