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Thankfulness (Day - 2) - Thank God for Little Boys...and Big Ones Too!

Thankfulness (Day - 2) - Thank God for Little Boys...and Big Ones Too!

Those who know me, know my family is the center of my life - second only to my faith!


My boys are 18 months apart and they have been the apples of my eye since the day they were each born. Matthew (on the right) is the oldest and he embodies everything an older child typically does - he's very independent and has the biggesst heart of anyone I know. He's also incredibly confident but, has not always been that way!


Matt left for college a painfully quite introvert and we were very concerned - how on earth would he survive socially in college? Scholastics had never been an issue for him but, being social was just not his thing.


A few college parties and a total extrovert roommate brought him right out of his shell in about a half semester! We often joke that he could talk to a wall now - it's amazing the change in him. He has grown into a wonderful young man and will be 30 next birthday (in 2018).


It's so hard to believe how quickly time has flown by - it really seems like just a couple of years ago, we were sitting in the floor building crazy projects with Legos! Matt is now married to a wonderful girl who we absolutely adore and enjoy having a daughter now - thanks to Matt (Mr. Social)!


Matt & Ryan


Ryan, on the left, is my baby and yes, he too, embodies the yougest qualities - always! He knows that if he needs a shoulder, he calls me. He has always been incredibly social, athletic and the life-of-the-party kind of guy! He knew what he wanted to do, went off to college for it and graduated with degrees in business & marketing. 


He promptly took a job in recruiting and has never looked back - go figure! He was recently recuited himself and accepted a fabulous position at a recruiting firm in Uptown Charlotte. He has worked primarily with the DOD for the past 3 years and has a passion for placing our veterans in homeland jobs across the country. 


Ryan has a serious girlfriend and I'm just waiting for that engagement announcement! They are a very sweet couple, share a lot of interests and are just crazy about one another. I may have two daughters soon...we shall see!


I'm so very thankful for both of my boys - I'm thankful for a wonderful relationship with each of them and together as a family. We are always able to be honest with one another and we laugh SO much together - at each other and at ourselves too! 


Here's to being thankful for little boys - and big ones too!

And, thank you, Debbie Reynolds, for your Thanksgiving challenge!


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Comment balloon 20 commentsDebe Maxwell, CRS • November 14 2017 05:38AM


Hi Debe

What fun to read more about the boys in your life and to hear all about them. Family is the best!!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 11 months ago

Wow, Debe you do have some boys in your life and of course the oldest boy is not in the picture i.e.: your other half:) I am confident he will get his own recognition:))))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 11 months ago

Good morning Debe.

They do grow up so fast don't they.  We have 13 grand-kids and 5 great ones.  Hope I can survive to see the great-great ones.

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) 11 months ago

Debe-Such a wonderful post. You are a proud Mom and it shines thru in your words and in the picture.

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) 11 months ago

I thank God for my kids eveery day.

I may not see them every day but it is a blessing to know they are close

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) 11 months ago

Good morning Debe Maxwell, CRS ,

Oh yes..thank goodness for our little boys that turn into strong, independent men! What a blessing they are..thanks for sharing them with us!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) 11 months ago

How sweet Debe to share about your sons and their attributes...I too am lucky to have two wonderful men as sons and I thank God everyday for their goodness.

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) 11 months ago

College often changes people and it sounds like your boys are doing well, which is no surprise with a Mom like you!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 11 months ago

Good morning Debe. What a lovely post. Your boys are very special. Enjoy the day.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 11 months ago

Your boys are lucky to have you for a mother, Debe. I suspect you probably give all the kudos to their adult growth due to college, but it's really your upbringing, maternal influences over the years and child-rearing skills, love and attention that helped them to mature.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (Lyon Real Estate) 11 months ago

What a goodlooking two boys and you are so lucky.  I am sure the apple drop close to the tree.


Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 11 months ago

Debe you are blessed with your two boys.  I also have two sons but they have very different personalities and different talents.

By the way the name of my oldest son is also Matthew, and his middle name is Ryan

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 11 months ago

Debe- I loved learning about your sons.  It's so easy to see why you would be so proud of them and you deserve a lot of credit for how and who they are. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 11 months ago

What a lovely post about your handsome boys Debe Maxwell, CRS they do you proud!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) 11 months ago

You are blessed to have two fine sons, and there is nothing like a little motherly pressure for your younger son to pop the question!

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) 11 months ago

What a blessing and your love and pride for your sons is so strong. They are lucky to have a mom like you, Debe. It can't get any better than that.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 11 months ago

I don’t have children just yet but have family that I love and friends that I adore just the same. I’m very very thankful for them!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 11 months ago

Hi Debe,
I loved reading about your boys.  You're so blessed to have three amazing men in your life... and they're lucky to have you!

Posted by Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services" (U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.) 11 months ago

Thank-you for sharing a great post about your sons.  I have four and feel blessed every day (I also don't hold against them my gray hairs!!).  They obviously grew to wonderful men through your guides, patience, and direction.

Posted by Shirley Coomer, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az (Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living) 10 months ago

Thanks for sharing.  This post made me smile.  Your pride in the boys could be felt when I read your words.  Congrats on a job well done with them.  My family has been blessed with girls, but a boy would be a welcomed change.  4 grandbabies...all of them girls!

Posted by Chris Lima, Local or Global-Allow me to open doors for you. (Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise) 10 months ago