REAL Housewives of New Jersey alum Jacqueline Laurita posted a rare photo of her son, CJ, on his 18th birthday.
The Bravo mom gushed 'strive for your dreams."
Jacqueline shared a carousel of photos of her eldest son writing: "Although CJ never lets me post pictures of him, it's his birthday today, so he said it's ok!
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY CJ!!"
She went on in the caption: "CJ has been such a pleasure to raise and he has brought so much joy to our lives. He's kind, considerate, patient, loving and has an awesome sense of humor!"
"My wish for you CJ is to have the ability to strive for your dreams. Never lose hope or faith in yourself or the world. Keep all things in perspective. Always be honest and fair with yourself and others. Have trust and faith in God and in yourself."
"#HappyBirthday #NationalBrothersDay," she added. "You are loved you very much! XOXO!"
The former RHONJ star has sons CJ and Nicholas, 10, with her husband Chris Laurita.
She's also the mom to 29-year-old daughter Ashlee Holmes Malleo, from a former relationship.
Last year she and Chris, along with CJ and Nick, relocated to La Vegas to be closer to family.
Nick also has autism and just graduated from fifth grade and will begin junior high in the fall.
She also shared news of Nick's special award from his class writing: "He won a special award “chosen by the classroom teacher and given to students whose lives amplify what it means to be a leader.
"The students take charge of their own learning by setting and attaining goals.
"They are role models to their peers, as members of our community and leaders of our school because they have learned and regularly use the 7 habits in all areas of their lives…On to new adventures! XOXO #ProudMommy."
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