Friday, June 25, 2010

Happy Birthday, Sonny Boy!



Happy 22nd Birthday to my Sonny Boy!

(You're never too old to go to the zoo with your Mama)

My birthday wish for you:


May you always look at life through kind eyes.


May you always be willing to stick your neck out for others in need.


And when you are facing an uphill climb, may you always be sure-footed and know you are never alone.


May you continue to love and cherish the beautiful one with whom you have chosen to share your life.


May you be confident and secure of your place in the universe.


And may you always be close to your brother.


May you have time for self-reflection.


And time for curiosity too.


Even in the hurry of life, may you always take time to stop and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you.


May you always stubbornly look beyond any temporary barriers in your path and think about your unlimited future.


And may you always, always recognize and celebrate your beautiful uniqueness.

Happy Birthday, Sonny Boy.

We love you!

52 comments:

Ca88andra said...

What a lovely birthday wish!

Mamma has spoken said...

Happy Birthday to your son! Mine love going to the zoo with me too and I have found it is more fun now then when they were younger!

Daisy said...

Aw...what a great post! I love this! Happy birthday to your son. I hope he has a wonderful day. :)

Mr. Stupid said...

This is such a beautiful post and a great Birthday Wish. Happy Birthday to your Son. Hope he has a wonderful day.

sherri said...

dude, I'm just trying to have my morning coffee, and now I'm all teary! that was the sweetest post. happy birthday to your sonny boy and hope you and your family have a great weekend! xo, s

Old Kitty said...

Happy Birthday to your Sonny Boy!!!

And what a lucky son to have a wonderful mum! May all your wishes for your son be fulfilled.
And may you both go to the zoo and enjoy yourselves! :-)

Take care
x

magically ordinary said...

You have such a lovely way with words! Wonderful!

Joe Cap said...

Happy birthday to SB!
As usual, you are such a great photographer. Your composition, exposure, and DOF are always right on!

Sandra said...

This is a delightful birthday tribute to your son! Happy Birthday, kid!

Amy said...

What a beautiful way to say happy birthday! Hope you son has a fantastic birthday!

Georgina Dollface said...

What a lovely birthday wish. You are never too old to go to the Zoo with your Mom! Have a great weekend! - G

Tracy said...

Happy Birthday to your son! What a lovely birthday wish you've made for him.

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

I especially like the "sticking your neck out" pic. Happy birthday to your son! He's lucky to have you for a mommy, and I know you're lucky to have him too.
xoRobyn

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your precious son, Betty!!!
Awesome birthday wish!!
~B xx

DrSoosie said...

Happy birthday to your sonny boy. I love all your zoo images. I think the giraffe looks so feminine with her long eyelashes. I always love taking my kids to the zoo...it does bring you back to when they were young and full of wonder!

Christina Lee said...

I sooo love this. happy happy!

Ashley King said...

i love it! you always have beautiful pictures and beautiful words! =)

Happy birthday Sonny boy!!! =) you have a wonderful mama!!!!

Writing Without Periods! said...

How create you are. I love this. Very poignant.
Mary

Brianne said...

How sweet! I love the poem, and how they match up with the photo's. Beautiful. :)I wish your son a wonderful birthday!

Michelle Faith said...

What a lucky kid and a wonderful Mom. Lovely post.

Ms. Anthropy said...

What an amazing birthday post! Would you ever consider loaning out your brain. I could sure use one that works so well.

Happy Birthday, Sonny Boy!

Feeling Just Right said...

I love this! Happy Birthday, to Betty's Sonny Boy!

Beautiful pictures, beautifully creative! LO-VV-EE it!!!

KleinsteMotte said...

The snaps are so delightful. Enjoy the day, a happy birthday to all of you celebrating.

faye said...

Fantastic photos and wonderful
birthday wishes.
Happy birthday to your Sonny Boy.!!

Ann said...

I just love going to the zoo. Haven't been there yet this year, I need to go. What a cool way of putting together your sons birthday wish. Hope he had a good one.

Aging Mommy said...

Quite brilliant! Yet another very clever post from a master of clever posts and a wonderful birthday wish for your son too.

Liz said...

Did you take all those photos yourself? Giraffes are my favorite zoo animal, but the brother photo I liked best.

Are you a creative writing teacher, BB?

Mommy on the Spot said...

This post is so touching!

Mommy on the Spot said...

This post is so touching!

Jimmy said...

Very Nice Betty,

Happy Birthday Sonny Boy!!

Nicolasa said...

Happy Birthday to your son! What a great post!!!

Lin said...

And watch where you walk as there is a lot of dung out there. :)

Happy Birthday, Sonny Boy!

The Retired One said...

Very neat to express your wishes along with those awesome animal photos!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Happy Birthday Sonny Boy! I hope 22 is fabulous!

Great b-day tribute with wonderful pictures. I love how you tied them together :-)

jj

Sniffles and Smiles said...

I ADORE this post!!! What a fun way to celebrate your son and his birthday! You are so extraordinarily creative! Have a wonderful weekend, Betty!!! Love, Janine XO

Miriam in KS said...

Happy Birthday to Sonny Boy!

Amazing how quickly those 22 years have passed by us, isn't it BB?

Kazzy said...

My oldest son turns 22 in a few months. Great sentiment here.

Shan said...

Beautiful! Happy Birthday, SB, son of BB!

Lourie said...

Now that is a great visual and wonderful words of love and wisdom.

Eternally Distracted said...

I'm a little late with my birthday wishes but I hope that he had a fabulous day. Great post!

Pat said...

What a beautiful post! Love the pictures and the words of wisdom and wishes from momma!

Jerry said...

What a wonderful photo essay and love wish.

Karen in Camtown said...

A heartfelt message from a wonderful mama bear to her first born cub! Lovely!!!

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

Happy Birthday! Such great images! It's my wish that my girl is never too old for a trip to the zoo with me too.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Happy Birthday! What a fun post and I love the photos and quotes so much. That Zebra and goat are fantastic as are all of them. Going to the zoo has always been and still is such a treat for me. Love this post.

Leanne said...

Happy Birthday to Sonny.
Betty, you're fantastic!

Dreamfarm Girl said...

What a fun trip to the zoo for your son. thanks for sharing with all of us. Love the goat the best. I must think about that one for a while.

Donna B said...

What a fun and heart felt post. Happy Birthday to your sonny boy!

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

I want to join everyone and the animals in wishing your son 'Happy Birthday!'Such great images too.

loveable_homebody said...

Great pictures! Now I want to go to the zoo with my mama. Your pics of the giraffe are my favs. Such human eyes! I must confess that at first I thought you meant that the giraffe was Sonny. Hahaha.

Marlene said...

Fantastic photos, yet again!

Happy belated birthday to your sonny boy!

Jami said...

What a lovely and creative tribute!