My son is another year older – Where’s the pause button?

Time seems to fly by quicker than I can catch up.

I blink and a moment is gone, a day, a week, another year.

My first, my boy…. my little chubby cheeked rebel has somehow turned into a gangly 15 year old teenager.

How did that happen? I look at him and see his childish smiling face, until I adjust the focus and bring into view the man he’s becoming.

This boy of mine, he makes me proud to call myself mom. This thoughtful, know it all, smart (in both brains and back talking), all rough edges with some soft spots hidden in the middle kid who breaks my heart every inch he grows taller.

Happy Birthday Kid!
You’re gonna go places!


(he looks a tad tired does he not? That would be from staying up 2 night in a row until 6 am playing video games with his 3 teen friends who took over our house this weekend! It was fun! lol )


About the Author

Henrietta Newman is a tech loving, video game playing, pr friendly single mom / gramma blogger who talks about life with a teen daughter, an adult son, a toddler granddaughter and all that it entails. Subscribe to A Hen's Nest for giveaways, delicious family recipes, reviews and more!


  1. Happy Birthday to your son! This is a beautiful post. My youngest daughter is 15. Where does the time go?

  2. Hi! I'm your newest follower from FMYH!!! :) Happy Birthday to your son! I love what you wrote about him, made my eyes tear up I have my 15 yr. old on my post today too. Looking forward to more on your blog.

    Hope you'll come visit me soon and follow back.
    Lisa xoxo
    Raising Future Leaders

  3. Happy birthday to him. I'm not looking forward to teen years but I know they are gonna be here fast.

  4. crochet lady says:

    Aww…great pics. I know I think about that with my boys too.

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