He turns 15. Happy Birthday Ethan.

Today, 15 years ago we were blessed with our eldest son Ethan Dugan Phillips. We named him, Ethan because of its meaning. It speaks to his character.

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It took him 16 and half hours to show his face, and when he did we were so happy his dad was so proud he cut his umbilical cord. When the nurse place Ethan on my chest I knew I had found love, a never-ending unconditional kind of love. My heart was full.

We watched Ethan grow into an Incredible human being, he has such a gentle spirit, a quiet yet very present energy. He has developed into such a great young man. Pride fills my being when I talk about Ethan or when I hear others talk about him. The first thing most people say when they see or meet Ethan is, he has an infectious smile and simply ooze’s love.

He is our champion, our hero. Happy 15th birthday to an Incredible being, watching you grow has been an absolute joy and parenting you is an absolute privilege.



Continue being you son, don’t change no matter what and remember you are enough, You will always have 5 people supporting and cheering you on, always. You have 5 people who believe in you and will never give up you. We’ve got you, son. 




I love you more than I love myself son. You deserve everything Great, Incredible and breathtaking that this life has to offer. Go and achieve every dream you have. Thank you for being you.



Today, we celebrate you.

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About myself: I am Simone Phillips, a blogger (www.11yearsofnappies.blog), content creator, brand ambassador and Influencer (@momwithtatts), this after having been a corporate mom for 15 years within the Financial Services space. I am a mama bear to 4 amazing beings, Ethan, Micaiah, Zoe and Eden and a wife of 15 years to an incredible man, Robert Phillips. Not only that, but I am a Gangster rapping, R&B lover, ink-lover, Jesus'' girl, crazy dancing, and tea lover Kinda mom. Summary: My book is my journey, my story about being a woman, a wife and mom. This is my truth straight from my heart strings as raw and as authentic as can be, this has made me who I am today. A story about a girl who was lost, overwhelmed and who had no sense of being. She had to make a conscious decision to stop existing and start living. She had to become intentional about her life. My hope is that my story will inspire, impact and give hope to a woman, a mom, a wife, or someone who does not know who she is, who is lost and overwhelmed with all the different roles she has to play and the hats she is required to wear daily. I need for HER to know, she can change things, and she can press the reset button on her life irrespective of her age. That it is ok to let go of her past pains, triggers and batons that may have been handed over to her. She is enough. She is worthy. Proud to be a Top 50 Blogger voted for by Get Blogged.

2 thoughts on “He turns 15. Happy Birthday Ethan.

  1. So beautiful. I love you more than I love myself. So perfect. Happy birthday Ethan enjoy life to the fullest


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