Special Occasion

Recently, I’ve only been posting on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. But when a special occasion occurs on a day other than one of those, I make an exception.

And today qualifies as a special occasion.

Today is Marshall’s birthday. This is the first photo we have of him.

marshalls first pic 10-30-2001 10-32-16 PM

In that photo, he was ten days old, and that little newborn outfit swallowed him whole.

Marshall wasn’t due until July 17, but because of some health issues on my part, he came five weeks prematurely. He was also born with pneumonia in both lungs, so he spent ten days in the hospital before we brought him home.

The above photo was taken as we were preparing to leave the hospital.

And this picture was taken a couple of weeks ago.

 marsh 6-4-2015 8-08-44 PM

The “older folks” told me to cherish every moment of his childhood, because time would pass quickly; but there’s no way I could have known just HOW quickly.

And as those years have passed, that special little baby has grown to be a special young man.

Happy Birthday, Marshall.

~These Days Of Mine~

18 responses to “Special Occasion

  1. What a handsome, fine man I am proud to call friend! Enjoy your special breakfast with the family that loves you so much . Happy Birthday Marshall!

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARSHALL! I’ve always thought that baby photo was adorable….and just look at him now……..have a wonderful celebration…..


  3. Happy Birthday Marshall!!
    OK Dianna – my birthday twin – just discovered another similarity in our somewhat parallel lives – our second son was born 5 weeks prematurely as well:)

  4. Please tell Marshall happy birthday from me! I miss talking to him at lunches!

  5. happy happy Birthday to you, Marshall :o)

  6. I hope Marshall has a wonderful birthday. I wish we could be with him to celebrate. That cute little baby grew up to be a handsome, and considerate young man. Happy birthday, Marshall!

  7. I don’t know Marshall but I can tell he is well loved. Happy Birthday Marshall! 🙂

  8. Well, your little guy sure has grown up into a fine young man. Happy Birthday to your Marshall! Hope you all have a wonderful day celebrating him.

  9. happy birthday, marshall!

  10. Happy Birthday to that handsome son of yours. Hope his birthday breakfast was special.

  11. Thanks for all the wishes !! – Breakfast was great !!

  12. He is now a handsome man! I have to agree they grow up faster than we ever anticipated!
    Now Nellie wants to sing Marshall the song!
    *•.¸¸♪♫•Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*
    ¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Dear Marshall!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    Nellie & Barb

  13. Happy Birthday, Marshall! Celebrate well. 🙂

  14. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Happy and Blessed Birthday, Marshall!! You are a fine young man.

  15. Happy Birthday to you, Marshall!

  16. I hope my Gemini birthday twin had a great birthday! 35 years old… we’ve reached “middle aged” now, and still going strong! Miss ya buddy!

  17. Belated birthday wishes to Marshall!

  18. A little belated Happy Birthday to your son, Marshall.
    I sometimes love to stop by, read post and comments, push like and move on but found I need to say I hope his year is special and he finds moments to pause, be in those moments. We wished we had listened to those who tried to get us to slow down. 🙂

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