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My Weekend

Saturday, February 18, 2012

So as I ran 10 miles this morning, I decided that physically it was easier than what I was doing 16 years ago today... Lying in a hospital bed after 6 weeks of bed rest trying to prevent the premature birth of my first child. We bought 6 weeks of time, but couldn't get past 34 weeks pregnancy. So on this day 16 years ago, I had many tubes running in and out of me to keep my body and that precious baby's body alive until he could be born. This day was a day of great anxiety because on the morrow I was going to be put into labor to deliver a baby 6 weeks early.
(As it turned out, my 2nd child came 11 weeks early, and that 6-weeker felt like a cakewalk.)

So this weekend, we celebrate the awesome boy that is my Cameron!! Not only is he a great kid, but I would have never dreamed that a son could be such a close friend to me. He has been my running partner since the beginning (almost a year and a half now). I could not do it without that security blanket. Since the beginning, it has been apparent that he looked just like his daddy but had his mama's personality. (We share the same mp3 player because our taste in music is the same)

Okay, so what are we doing to celebrate? What else can you do for a "Camoflauge-Crazed, Country Boy"... a paintball party! All the nephews, dads, buddies, and a couple of moms...It'll be something!

So say a prayer that no one will be seriously injured. emoticon
Really, remember us in your prayers tomorrow. Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed. I am so grateful for all the Lord has blessed me with including my sweet, buddy Cameron!!!
and my sparkfriends!!!!


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LINDAKAY228 2/21/2012 12:34PM

    Hope the party was fun and everyone got through safe. So glad that you have your son for a running partner. That's awesome!

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    How wonderful! Hope your son has a great party and many, many more birthdays to come.

And how FANTASTIC for you to have a running partner.

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LEW0213 2/19/2012 8:26AM

    I hope you all have a great time today, Roxanne. Happy Birthday, Cameron!!!!

Hugs, Linda

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    ten miles!!! Yikes--thats a long way. Good for you. I have been thinking about starting running because of you. Just sayin'.
Yep..your son is blessed.
And paintball hurts like HECK!!!! FULL SWAT REGALIA NEEDED!

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SUNNY332 2/18/2012 6:24PM

    Happy Birthday Cameron.

Enjoy all the time you still have with him. The moments go too fast.


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TRAVELGRRL 2/18/2012 5:13PM

    Have a wonderful weekend! I would say your son is JUST as blessed to have you as a mom!

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JEEPERS4167 2/18/2012 4:57PM

    Cameron has come a long way in those 16 years, but so have you, Roxanne. Thanks for being such a great role model on SparkPeople and, oh yeah, life in general. Hope the party goes well (fun AND injury-free).
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