Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Isaac

I started off writing about all the things I love about this birthday boy, and then erased it, because I thought I could sum it up all in one story.

Two weeks ago, on Friday night, the documentary Babies came out to a theatre close by.  I was so excited to see it.  I would go alone if I had too.  I asked, "Anyone want to come with me?"  Isaac said, "I'll go!"  Really I said?  "Yeah, I want to go!"  Abbey of course wanted to see it too.

We rushed to get there...I have this thing about sitting in the second row in the middle and I just have to have those seats.   From the credit card machine in front, I bought the tickets and popcorn.  (And yes, I had my purse stuffed with waters and candy from the gas station...I am not paying $4.75 for a tiny box of Milk Duds.)  I asked Isaac if he could wait in line for the popcorn.

I notice so many people milling about..tons of teenagers.  I tell Isaac where our theatre is, and he waits in the concession line.

He finds us, popcorn in hand, in an empty theatre.  Bursts out laughing and calls out, "Mom, where are you?" in a scary kid voice like he can't find me.   He sits down and says to me, "I just saw tons of kids I know out there!  They are all going to the opening night of Iron Man II."   I said, "And you are going to the documentary Babies with your mother and your little sister. I'm sorry!", thinking I totally embarrassed him.  He says, "Yeah, I don't care." 

And truly, honestly he didn't.  He sat there and watched the whole thing with us. 

That incident says everything about Isaac that I could possibly tell you.

Love you Isaac and Happy Let's Pretend It's Not 16th Birthday!



















48 comments :

  1. Best boy teenager story EVAH.

    Also - I have been scouring the web for showings of Babies and it's no where to be found in the state of Indiana. What gives? And was it as good as it looks?

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  2. What a great post. I'm two years past this with Tucker, and there is just something about man/sons. It is fantastic. It makes them growing up and leaving a little less painful.

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  3. You have a beautiful boy. Love your photos.

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  4. What a beautiful beautiful boy!

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  5. Oh darn it, can't they just stay tiny forever!? But, seriously, he's a gorgeous kid and every mother's dream to go to a movie with you at his age. Awesome that you had a date night with your kids too! Fun!

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  6. Aww, I love that! I hope my boys grow up the same way! Such a cute timeline of photos too!

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  7. What a handsome boy...and mature too! Iron Man vs. Babies?! good choice!

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  8. What a sweet story and what a sweet young man he is. Hope the year treats you both well.

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  9. you look like you could have been 12 (or 16) when you had him! happy birthday to isaac! he's gorgeous...and a sweetheart too! congrats! :)

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  10. gorgeous post about what seems like a gorgeous boy. (it's nice to read posts like this about teenagers...it makes me think that it isn't something that is so foreign after all)

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  11. Gee Sarah,

    I thought you were his SISTER not his mother. Snort snort. Don't you worry, you make 50 look FABULOUS! Seriously, the boy is something else. How was "Babies"? Never mind, I'm sure it's awesome.

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  12. What a great story to share...tells us so much about him...and you!
    Cherish this special birthday together!
    Love the last two photos!
    Enjoy the day!

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  13. I hope my boys turn out as loving and kind as your almost grown boy seems to be:) Beautiful story.

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  14. Happy Birthday to Isaac! Great story - great kid - great mom! Love reading about it.

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  15. What a great story. It speaks of his character! Happy birthday to your *man child*. Did you like the movie? I went BY MYSELF last weekend. Wasn't too impressed!

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  16. Great great post!! Hey, I have a 14 year old daughter... any chance we could arrange a marriage for the two? ;)

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  17. What a great kid you raised there! Give yourself a pat on the back...he will make a great husband...someday!! :)

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  18. What a great story! That totally reminds me of my big brother. He's seven years older than I am, but of my six siblings is the closest in age to me. Growing up, he was one of my best friends. He let me tag along with him to everything....even when his friends were along. He's now the father of four boys, and is the best uncle. Congratulations on raising such a terrific teenager.

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  19. I love that story even better.

    Happy 16th Birthday to your very first baby!

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  20. That's awesome! You are such an amazing mother if I were him I'd want to sit with you too! I love how you sum it up, that says a lot and it also says a lot about how great of a parent you are for him to choose to be with you instead of his friends, especially as a teen. You must be so proud! What a handsome fellow Isaac is, I hope he has the most wonderful birthday and all of your family enjoys his special day! :-)

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  21. Okay, I am crying.

    Happy birthday and here's a hug for mama. You've raised quite a boy.

    Emily@remodelingthislife

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  22. What a great story! Happy Birthday! I hope he has a great day and so do you mama...you did a good job!

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  23. Sounds like you've got a great kid! I love reading your sweet birthday tributes with photos. :)

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  24. What a beautiful story. I would be so proud if my kids have that much confidence when they are 16. It's something I think about a lot. How DO you teach confidence or are some kids just born with it? Hmmmm...guess I'll have to keep thinking about it.

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  25. awwww! :) I want to tell story like that about my boys someday!

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  26. Great post...wonderful boy :)

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  27. Ahhh that was such a sweet story Sarah!

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  28. What a handsome boy! And even better than that...a great looking heart. Love that story. You and God did a great job raising him.

    Blessings

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  29. Now, that kid is a keeper!
    Happy B-Day Isaac

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  30. so sweet.
    maybe i will test out this movie theory on my boy....
    i am a little nervous.

    :)

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  31. if I had a boy I would want him to be just like that.

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  32. How wonderful! My baby brother just turned 18 the other day. I almost had a small meltdown. But his senior year of high school is coming up this year, so I'll save all my tears and emotional problems for that. :)

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  33. Love that story... sounds like you have raised yourself a great kid! :)

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  34. I'm teary. They grow up too fast! And my oldest is only 5! What a sweet kid. So confident to be himself. I love it.

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  35. My little boy will be 17 in a few days ...if that will make you feel any better.
    xokc

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  36. Don't they just grow too fast! My oldest baby is 19 and I can't believe it! I had him when I was 13 :o)

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  37. Love this tribute to your birthday boy.

    The story speaks volumes. Hope his day is great!

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  38. I just realized what it is about these pictures that are so great--even the ones that were taken with those old film cameras and had nothing fancy about them.

    You got down to his level! There are no shots of you towering above the baby while he's looking up, up, up at you. Very nice!

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  39. Okay, total tear jerker!! The story, the pictures . . . that kid is a keeper! He must have a pretty amazing mom. :D

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  40. Love those pictures! It's like he was growing up right in front of me. Happy b-day to your sweet teen! (and you don't look a day over 32!) :)

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  41. I love the peace sign! He is quite handsome and a lacrosse guy at that! We love lacrosse at our house--7 kids so far have played. Happy Birthday to your eldest!

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  42. Great story but he looks younger than 16...such a cutie!
    sandy toe

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  43. Such a sweet story! Today is a birthday celebration at our house too! 8 years ago I gave birth to my son Wes! Happy birthday to your son! I love reading your blog and have really enjoyed your "mommy interviews". I especially loved the one with Shawni from 71 toes! Thank you!

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  44. i can only hope cooper and max are as wonderful! btw... in the photo of you and isaac.... you look 16!

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  45. That's Awesome!!
    I can't believe how fast time goes by.
    You are such an amazing mother.

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