Friday, November 7, 2008

Happy Birthday, Jackson!

Dear Jackson,

This week marks your 6th month birthday.

I can’t believe you have only been in our lives for 6 months. It seems we have been a family forever. It is as if we knew you before you were truly you.

I want you to know what a gift you have been to your father and I. You brighten our lives each day with your adorable smile. We love watching you grow and develop. Each new milestone is a milestone for us too. We love to celebrate your achievements and I promise we will continue to do so as you grow older.

These past 6 months our lives haven’t been what I expected at all. I knew I would love you and I would cherish my time with you. I knew you would rely on your Dad and I to care for you and help you grow. However, I didn’t know how much we would rely on you.

Jackson, you have been our strength when we didn’t have any these past few months. You have been our joy when it was hard to find any. You have been our hope when life seemed to not have it. You have been our reason to continue to love life.

I am not sure how I would have gotten through these past few months without you. You have been my rock and you don’t even know it. We are all put on this earth for a reason. I will never doubt that God gave us you to help us move forward through something very difficult. I will forever be grateful to you.

However, I know this is not the only reason you are here. I know there are bigger and better things in your future. I don’t know what they are. But I can only imagine the possibilities. If you are capable of being this amazing strength for our family at just 6 months…I can only imagine what the rest of your life holds. I can’t wait to find out!

I love you.

Mom (Any chance this could be your first word?)

1 comment:

Jessy said...

He has been the strength that has helped all of us. I'm sure he'll grow up to be just as wonderful as his parents...

Love you all... Jessy