Happy Birthday to My Son

Today is your forty-fourth birthday and my mind has gone back to the day you were born. I was so cocky about having a baby. After all, my mama had birthed eleven babies. I would say “Shoot, my mama had eleven! I know I can have one!” But it seemed you were hesitant to come into this world on time. They admitted me to the hospital to try to help you along a little bit. As I lay there, with a needle in my arm, waiting, not so patiently, for you to decide to make your long awaited entrance. In the next room, a part of the labor room, a local Doctors wife was trying to coax her little one to be born. The difference was, she was getting her husband told! She was hollering “This is all your fault.” But after her baby got there, I have never heard anyone so proud. She was the proud mother of a little boy. She already had three girls.

As for you, you drug your heels all the way. They sent me home the next day, then three days later you gave up and decided to join us. We were so proud. But I remember telling the doctor that I didn’t want any more. I found out that I wasn’t the woman my mama was!

But when they brought you to me and I looked into those bright brown eyes, my heart nearly jumped out of my body. It was instant love and I knew at that moment I would forever more be willing to give my life for you!

You have always been a light to me, especially on the dark days of my life. God knew exactly what He was doing when He gave you to me. We have always been there for each other! No matter what or when!

When you were five months old, I was very sick and in the hospital. I lay in that bed and prayed so hard for God to allow me to get well, so that I could go home to my baby. In turn, I told God that I would give my baby back to him to be of service to him. I have never forgotten that promise and I have the peace and reassurance that God is still keeping His eyes on you! He brought you and Victoria together so you would have someone, when He decides to take me home to be with Him. You can’t imagine how I have worried about having to leave you someday. But now i have such a inner peace to know that Victoria loves you as much as I do. But God loves you even more. I hope that someday we will all be in Heaven together. With all her family and all our family. It doesn’t end here, Thanks to a loving God and His only Son.

Thank you for 44 years of happiness. You have always been such a pleasure to me. Watching you grow up to be such a loving, talented, kind-hearted and just all around wonderful son! Happy Birthday Baby! May you have 44 more wonderful years.

All My Love, Mama

About Peggy

Peggy Chaney was best known as cook and co-owner of Peggy's Restaurant in Kings Mountain, North Carolina (which she and her sister, Loretta, ran for over two decades). You can find her pages on Google+, Twitter and Facebook. One of eleven siblings, she was the daughter of a Baptist preacher, and was well remembered for her kind spirit and regard for others. Her genuine warmth and grace is sorely missed.

6 Responses to Happy Birthday to My Son

  1. Irina November 18, 2013 at 11:18 am #

    Just beautiful! What a wonderful note from your mama Kevin!

    • Kevin November 23, 2013 at 6:55 pm #

      Thanks, Irina. It’s a treasure. πŸ™‚

  2. Beth Anthony McDaniel September 8, 2009 at 9:53 am #

    Wow.. this made me cry.. so beautiful.

    I’m glad I introduced Vicki to Wic years ago.. πŸ™‚ “Grits, no butter”..

    • Peggy September 9, 2009 at 1:20 pm #

      I’ve heard so much about you, I feel I know you already!
      It’s so hard to call Kevin Wic since I have always called him Kevin. He called ME Bert until he was grown. My sister-in law had a maid named Bert. I never figured out why he called me Bert unless it was that! Maybe he thought I was THEIR maid. ha.ha It’s so good to finally get to talk to you. Victoria loves you to death. And I love her to death. She is so sweet to me. Have a nice day! Thank you for the kind words. Maybe I will get to meet you, if my munchkins ever make it back up here!

  3. Kevin September 7, 2009 at 6:21 pm #

    Thank you, Mama. As always, you found a way to touch my heart and make me feel really special. Thanks for being the greatest mom on the planet. I love you!

  4. Victoria September 7, 2009 at 3:24 pm #

    That is SO SWEET, you made us both cry. Thank you for giving such a gift to the world 44 years ago, and as a result many years later….also a gift to me. He’s a wonderful man, the best I’ve known. I know you have so much to do with that! Thank you! LOVE YOU! ~Victoria

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