All Blog Posts
Happy birthday to CJ! He shares the same birthday as my dad, who would have been 73.
By: PT Dilloway on June 27, 2014
Your son is so lucky to have you as a father- Happy Birthday CJ! Your father and mother are two of the best gifts you will ever have!
By: Kathe W. on June 27, 2014
I can picture your next painting of CJ in my minds eye. A tribute to your son's heroic efforts on that snowy day. CJ the super hero and his CJ-7 Transformer Jeep. Happy birthday!
By: Daniel LaFrance on June 27, 2014
love this post. thanks for sharing your heart and your love for him.
By: TexWisGirl on June 27, 2014
Happy Birthday to your son! He has your smile.
By: Coloring Outside the Lines on June 27, 2014
Aww - made me tear up. Happy birthday CJ!
By: The Bug on June 27, 2014
Please wish him a very happy birthday from me. He's a find looking guy, and yes, you and Mrs. C are awesome parents. :)
By: Scott Park on June 27, 2014
Beautiful post. I have the happy but almost about-to-cry tears of joy. Favorite Young Man is 34. I take such delight in staring at him as he speaks because he has my father's expressions and voice. Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on June 27, 2014
Aww. That made me tear up. Happy Birthday to CJ!! :)
By: Lexa Cain on June 27, 2014
Many happy returns of the day to your wonderful Son!
By: mimi on June 27, 2014
What a lovely post about a parents pride in his special son. Wonderful memories you have shared. Happy Birthday CJ. Enjoy those cool parents.
By: Akansas Patti on June 27, 2014
Beautiful--i know how you felt!!
By: fishducky on June 27, 2014
I loved this post! Isn't it great when you can look at your grown-up son (I have two) and know that somewhere along the way, you must have done something right?
By: Eva Gallant on June 27, 2014
Well told. A moment like this is almost as if you can see the figurative tables turn in this game of life.
By: Pixel Peeper on June 27, 2014
Awww. That even made me sniffle. Happy Birthday, CJ.
By: Val on June 27, 2014
This is so beautifully written. I have two sons---one is a teen still at home, but the oldest is 27 and I feel the same way when I see him---he's all grown up.
By: Marcia @ Menopausal Mother on June 27, 2014
You've written a very nice tribute to your son. Happy birthday CJ.
By: red on June 27, 2014
awwww Stephen, you are an old softie and can bring a tear to my eye so easily. storytelling is surely your gift. your art ain't bad either. happy birthday to CJ
By: Fran on June 27, 2014
Happy birthday to CJ! This is a wonderful tribute to your devoted son! What a handsome portrait too! I'm so glad to meet you, Stephen!
By: Julie K Pick on June 28, 2014
Happy Birthday to CJ!
By: Izdiher on June 28, 2014
Wonderful portrait and wonderful reflection. Happy Day to CJ, and to Mom and Dad!
By: Tom Cochrun on June 28, 2014
Beauifully written and a highly moving and loving tribute to your son on his birthday. I love the story and the painting, You are rather like me - a dad who loves his children.
By: Eddie on June 28, 2014
What a lovely post, and what a great portrait to accompany the text. I envy you your son.
By: Snowbrush on June 28, 2014
Awww ... I know those feelings, too. Beautiful post and hope your son has a happy birthday and many, many more.
By: jenny_o on June 28, 2014
Lovely post, you always leave me with a tear in my eye!
By: Tabor on June 29, 2014
Best wishes to your son on his birthday. It certainly sounds like your family has much appreciation for each other and I also like that you know how to take care of each other.
By: CiCi on June 29, 2014
A belated happy birthday to CJ. I know that feeling too, I have 3 adult sons and a 13 year old step son and I am blessed!
By: John on June 30, 2014
I kind of wish I'd had a kid. But given that it's incredibly difficult for me to be able to support myself, I don't know how I could possibly support another human being. We'd have to live in squalor and that just doesn't sound right.
By: Michael Offutt on June 30, 2014
Moving story - my hay-fever kicked in when you referred to glimpsing immortality.
By: Bryan Jones on June 30, 2014
What sweet birthday tribute to your boy. I can relate to the pride you feel for how your baby tuned out. Lovely story, CC. Happy Birthday to CJ.
By: Hilary on June 30, 2014
No child could do better than to have a dad like you. By the way, does CJ stand for Chatterbox, Junior?
By: Jerry E. Beuterbaugh on July 1, 2014
I am so very late to this posting but it is so dear. Congratulations on your wonderful son and his insightful father
By: omalinda on July 6, 2014
The portrait and the stories warmed my heart. There is nothing like those little moments when you suddenly realize how filled with love you feel.
By: Mitchell is Moving on July 11, 2014
Return to All Blog Posts Main Page