Edward Williams Carter

today he is thirty years old
and i've enjoyed almost all days 
of those thirty years
"almost" is true of every mama

he reminds me there was a day  
i threw a skillet at him
i was exasperated and fried
(no cooking pun intended)
only to get his attention
never aimed to do damage

just the same
you are looking at a good boy
eager to please
ever willing to help
a family man

  • always interested in the welfare of his brothers and sisters
  • attentive involved daddy
  • devoted to Valerie
  • values his friends
  • hard worker
  • knows how to play and have fun
  • enjoys discussing politics
  • steadfast in his faith
  • keen interest in South Africa
  • football and baseball
  • a good steak at a fine restaurant 
  • family history
  • serves the boy scouts
  • crock pot extraordinaire 
  • never stops trying
  • prompt and dependable
  • Garth Brooks and the Deep Blue Sea
  • a tease
  • Monopoly
  • a good movie
  • a beach vacation
  • black licorice
  • generous
  • kind to his mom
  • seeks council from his dad

every day for thirty years
blessed, thankful, honored
to be your mother



Unknown said…
Happy Birthday to your son,
and the pot throwing ... too funny !
we've all been there.
Grandma Honey said…
What an interesting combination of attributes. From making great crock pot meals to being interested in South Africa to liking Garth Brooks!
S. Etole said…
what a blessing Godly sons are ...
Relyn Lawson said…
I am laughing thinking of you throwing a skillet. And thinking of him impishly reminding you of it.

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