Today is my son Eric’s birthday. He is 19 years old! Everyone always says how time flies, especially when you have kids, and it is so true. I feel like it was just yesterday that he was little and needed me so much, and now he is 19 …the age I was when he was born… and he doesn’t need me as much anymore. And that makes me sad. And happy. And proud.

So everyone can feel a bit of my nostalgia with me, here is Eric…

4 months old

2.5 years old

3-4 years old (He was sucking in everything. I swear I fed him)

Unfortunately, Eric was  born pre-digital era, so I can only work with what has been scanned…and what happened after digital cameras.

10 years old

11 years old with his baby brother

3 days before he turned 12 with his henna tattoo

15 years old hanging out with his little sister

16 years old in the Bahamas on a school trip

A few months ago on a college tour

A month from now he will be leaving home to go to college. He said I’m not allowed to cry when we take him. Like that’s going to happen! I already have the kleenex ready.

Happy Birthday Eric! I love you!



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Sheri McDonald is a family lifestyle blogger who has been sharing her parenting and travel adventures online for the past eight years. You can find her discovering the world with her children when she's not at home enjoying a good book.


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