Monday, January 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Jackson!!!

yesterday my only baby boy that God has seen fit to graciously bless me with turned "10" yesterday. that's right ladies and gentlemen . . . double digits.

i cannot believe he is ten. jack was born to me at such an awful time in my life. i was still rebelling from my dad's death and was in the middle of an awful (but when are they ever anything but) divorce. i was living with my mom with two very trusting sweet baby girls and trying to find out what i needed to do with my life.

i was two weeks overdue, miserable and tired. they induced me at 7:30 that morning and after 5 short hours of labor he arrived.

8lbs 4 oz of beautiful darling baby boy


my brother and i knew he was going to be jack before we saw the sonogram, and we were right. instilled with my dad's laid back spirit, my sense of humor, and the wisdom and patience of solomon, jackson is my most peaceful child of the five.

he marks the beginning of me finally taking control of my life and turning an important page of maturity. in a lot of ways jackson is the true mark of my adulthood.
when he was only 8 months old i started college and began the slow and constant change i needed in my life to not just be a better person, but a better mother, daughter, sister and in just two short years wife (again).

thank you God for my jack

my blessed baby boy

Close your eyes,
Have no fear,
The monsters gone,
He's on the run and your daddy's here,

Beautiful, beautiful,
Beautiful Boy,

Before you go to sleep,
Say a little prayer,
Every day in every way,
It's getting better and better,

Beautiful, beautiful,
Beautiful Boy,

Out on the ocean sailing away,
I can hardly wait,
To see you to come of age,
But I guess we'll both,
Just have to be patient,
Yes it's a long way to go,
But in the meantime,

Before you cross the street,
Take my hand,
Life is just what happens to you,
While your busy making other plans,

Beautiful, beautiful,
Beautiful Boy,
Darling, jack


Indigo Children said...

Happy Birthday Jackson :)

We got to church early yesterday to serve snacks, and the girls and I were talking about Jack, remembering his birthday -- planning to call after church.

Then we didn't obviously.

Doesn't mean we love him any less (we all have ADD I think)-- maybe we will give him a late birthday call today.

We love you Jack!

vnessa6043 said...

Happy Birthday Jack! What a handsome young man you are and I Love you so much.

The Stearns Clan said...

Happy Birthday to the Best Jack in the World. You will always be my first boy and I love you so much. I can't believe you are such a big boy, but I can believe that you are such an amazing boy. You are a blessing.

Danell said...

I know I'm really late here, but...

Happy Birthday, Jack!

We love you!


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