Friday, February 11, 2011

DEAR GREG

(I needed to post Happy Birthday to Greg today so all comments on this post will also qualify you for Ree Drummonds book…I may even have THREE….you will need to read the above post to get all the details) 
THIS BOOK IS THE BEST  LOVE STORY EVER   TOTALLY a GREAT VALENTINE WIN

now for my annual love letter to my boy(he writes me one too)

happy Birthday Greg,
It seems like yesterday that you were born.  funny how I cannot remember yesterday, but I can remember my nurse that February night, what she looked like and what she had on.  I guess Those important Days and all their details Never leave you.  I remember the over the top Excitement of having a BOY.  I had always prayed I would have one of each.  God answered that prayer.   I also ask for the boy to be First, so he could take care of his sister.   How true that would be many years later at such an important time in her life.  There was a January day in 1999 that I saw you become the essence of Son, Brother and Uncle ALL in one day.   Never had I been so PROUD of you.
I know this has been one of the hardest years of your Life.    I think I already knew that, but you confirmed it to me in an email you wrote me  recently by saying those exact words. Almost losing Dad, seeing him have to suffer to regain so much, seeing him helpless in some situations was enough to say it was the Hardest YEAR.  Add to that some other problems, some I know and some I may not know…the best part is that I know you…(remember I have known you the longest) and you will get through this. This has been a Year when we have all learned who our real friends are. Its been a year you were able to reconnect with lots of old friends from dad’s earlier coaching days.  we have been through Hard years before.  And when at the time it seemed there was no way out, God made a way.  I am trusting him to do that again for YOU.  I know you are carrying a load.  I know you are still worried about Dad.  I know our record time trip to DALLAS on OCT 2, as we raced to Baylor, praying to find Dad alive, still Haunts you. I saw it in your face then and I still see it.  Losing your Dad means different things to different people, but I know what it means to you.  So along with  your birthday, we have Dads recovery to CELEBRATE.  You notice I am not mentioning your age as it would give a good hint at mine…so lets just stick to the story that I had you when I was 10. Since you are a Dad, you will understand it when I say I want to hurt people that hurt my BOY.  I have had a running list all year and the same name appears on it over and over…
I am so proud of the husband you are.  Dana IS BY FAR the best thing that EVER happened to you and please do not EVER FORGET IT. She is super LOW maintenance as opposed to me being HIGH MAINTENANCE.  Low is easier.  Never forget  that.  On the hard days, start your day counting your blessings….You have a GORGEOUS wife that loves you for just who you are….no changes required.  That rarely happens….You have TWO wonderful healthy sons that adore you…..two nephews that think UNC is SO COOL, a sister that likes you on most days…..but will never forget THE relationship you had with Parker in his early years.   I pray this will be the best year of your life…
I love you,
Mom

Greg Dana GraysonDana and Greg
GREGS BOYS
GREG SNOW

28 comments:

jojo said...

great post to your wonderful birthday boy...;j

Grami's girls said...

Oh please tell Greg I said Happy Birthday! I still remember when he was that little first grader starting to school with my Jonathan! Hard to beleive they are grown men! And I know how old he is so that means I know how old you are!!! I will confirm you had him at 10 yrs old!..ha!

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday Greg! Hope it is a wonderful birthday! HUGS!

Nezzy said...

I hope he know how very blessed he is to call you Mom!

Here's sendin' that beautiful boy of your a great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY GREG!!!

God bless you dear lady and enjoy this day filled with celebration, love and bocoos of cake baby! :o)

BTW: Not bein' greedy or anything(she says crossin' her finger AND her toes) but I'd love to win Ree's latest. I kinda think I might identify...

Brenda said...

What a sweet birthday letter. I'm sure your son will treasure this for years to come. I love how you always share your heart so openly.

ANNEMARIE said...

Such a lovely post! Though they act tough there is such a vunerability about our boys. They will always be our baby!He is also lucky to have such a lovely Mum!

Linda said...

Awww this was so sweet! Happy Birthday to your Greg! I hope he will have a very good year...one that is just filled with blessings and love from above!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Happy Birthday to Greg. I know he has a great Mom!!

ShirleyC said...

What a sweet note! I hope you all have a wonderful year enjoying each other.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a beautiful post. A very Happy Birthday to Greg. Praying that this year is one of his best.

Kat said...

What a beautifully written post!

Happy Birthday Greg!

Hugs,
Kat

Lisa said...

Awww SWEET!
Happy birthday Greg! I hope this year brings you all the joy and peace you can stand!hugs

Sally said...

Such a beautiful letter to your birthday boy! I pray this year will be better for all of you. I wanted 4 boys, and had ONE GIRL! lol But,I wouldn't change that for anything.

Also, I wanted to thank you SO VERY MUCH for the lovely package of gifts I received yesterday in the mail. Girl, it was too much! The funny thing, my granddaughter and little great-girl were here, and they were squealing, I want that & this. lol

Thanks again!! ((hugs))

Laura said...

What a nice letter. What a great mom you are! New follower from the Saturday Stalk Remix.

Laura
www.agoddessoffrugality.blogspot.com

debi said...

Love this post ...Happy Birthday to Greg!

Debra Ann Elliott said...

Found your blog through Spotlight Saturday. Following

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clif, somer, vivian, bauer & frances said...

what a sweet note to your baby boy!

Michelle said...

Such a beautiful, touching post.
Happy Birthday to your son.
God is a God of miracles!
You are truly blessed!
moma3homeschool(at)gmail(dot)com

Tanya said...

Hey Teresa,
It's obvious now that you have one terrific son and it's even more obvious he has one GREAT Momma who is probably very responsible for his greatness! So pat yourself on the back too Mom....he had a great influence! What a wonderful post to your baby boy. So very sweet and kind!
Blessings,
Tanya

Lindsey said...

How sweet! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jennifer said...

What a touching letter to your son!
I am a new follower....and am thankful for your Blog.
Blessings!

Rebecca said...

Happy birthday, Greg!

Rebecca said...

Congratulations on your Blog-A-Versary! Quite a milestone...and a very successful one, too!

Theresa said...

Hi Teresa, Thanks for stopping by and reminding me about the giveaway! I did leave a message on the post but wanted to let you know that I am getting an error message all over your screen... it says "Bandwidth Exeeded, photobucket, Upgrade to PRO today"! Just thought you would want to know! Happy Valentine's Day my friend! HUGS!

petrii said...

Thanks for letting me know about the give away. I hope I'm commenting on the right post.

Happy Birthday to your son and what cute Littles =)

Have a Blessed day,
Dawn

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

This is so sweet!

Sharen said...

Thanks for stopping past my blog the other day and leaving a sweet comment! Beautiful pictures of all your 'littles'!! So sweet!!