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At 12:07am, November 20, 1990, my son James arrived in this world... he was unexpectedly calm, wide-eyed (after a painful, 30-hour induced labor for his mom [profile] patgreene) and looking fascinated by all of *this* around him in the delivery room, as I held him closely.

He's still a very observant and analytical, even philosophical person today, with the same wide-eyed blue gaze at times. I'm very proud of him and how he's grown and developed and matured, and today he is legally an adult. We're going to go get his driver's license at the DMV office this afternoon, and will have cake at home around 9pm. Happy birthday, James!

much love, your father...

Date: 2008-11-20 07:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] satyrlovesong.livejournal.com
Oh, how wonderful. Happy Birthday indeed. And he shares his natal day with the glorious [livejournal.com profile] labelleizzy.

Date: 2008-11-20 08:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brian1789.livejournal.com
Thanks! And him being born just after midnight meant that Pat got a day and a half post-partum before being sent home from the hospital, instead of at 5pm the next afternoon... today, he seems rather low-key about the event, but that may be a teenaged desire to not look overly excited.

Date: 2008-11-20 08:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cyan-blue.livejournal.com
Happy Birthday to James, and Mazel Tov to you and Pat for raising such a wonderful and creative person to adulthood.

I have long admired your parenting relationship with your kids... you two have raised him to be an independent thinker, you give him both freedom and boundaries, he trusts you to be a good person to talk to, and he knows that he has your support as he explores the world along his own path.


Date: 2008-11-20 08:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] freyaschild.livejournal.com
that is wonderful, hon.

Date: 2008-11-20 10:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] samtosha.livejournal.com
WOW. Alex, my youngest son, turned 18 yesterday. Milestones!

Date: 2008-11-21 03:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bdot.livejournal.com
happy birthday to james!

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