Just Another Of The Lights of My World

Yesterday, my baby turned 21 !!!!!!!!

He's a fantastic man and one whom I am proud to call my son. He's always been a wonderful son, brother, friend, grandson, uncle (Purdy! ~that's what Bryn calls him~) and now he tops it all off by being a wonderful father. I feel bad for those of you who can't know him, 'cause you are MISSING OUT! Right now, he's laid up with a torn ACL. (Makes mama frown.)

Ever the one who doesn't let his bright light dim, even in the toughest of situations. These song lyrics remind me of the kind of attitude that keeps Brady going (you can hear it over there>>>>>>):

Well you know those times
When you feel like there's a sign there on your back
Says I don't mind if ya kick me
Seems like everybody has.
Things go from bad to worse
You'd think they can't get worse than that ~
And then they do.

You step off the straight and narrow
And you don't know where you are.
Use the needle of your compass
To sew up your broken heart.
Ask directions from a genie
In a bottle of Jim Beam
And she lies to you.

That's when you learn the truth ~
If you're going through hell
Keep on going.
Don't slow down, if you're scared, don't show it.
You might get out before the devil even knows you're there.

Well I been deep down in that darkness
I been down to my last match.
Felt a hundered different demons
Breathing fire in my back.
And I knew that if I stumbled
I'd fall right into the trap that they were laying.

But the good news
Is there's angels everywhere out on the street
Holding out a hand to pull you back upon your feet.
The one's that you been dragging for so long
You're on your knees
You might as well be praying.

Guess what I'm saying ~
If you're going through hell keep on going.
Don't slow down, if you're scared, don't show it.
You might get out before the devil even knows you're there!

Here's where Brady spent his birthday. He's a SoCal boy all the way and he ain't never leaving! And who can blame him?

Happy Birthday, Brady! I love you!


T said...

Aw! Happy birthday!!!

What a great tribute! I love the lyric...

if you're going through hell, keep on going

Ain't it the truth?!?

Eebie said...

What a beautiful post! Thanx for sharing - I'm so happy for you.

yellojkt said...

You do good work. Happy birthday to your son.

dadshouse said...

Happy Birthday to your son! 21 in Cali - he'll be drinking up a storm. What will his first legal beverage be? I'd point him to the cocktail recipes on my blog, but I have a feeling he won't be shaking drinks at home. He'll be out and about where there are women galore!

MindyMom said...

Love those lyrics! So true and I've definitely felt that way sometimes.

Happy b-day to your strappin son. You're obviously very proud and I'm sure rightfully so!

Jeff said...

Awesome! Happy Birthday Brady!