Today Jacob turned 6 years old. Six years ago I was terrified when I went in to have him. Jordyn had only been dead for 9 months and I was so scared I would not be able to love him. I missed Jordyn, I longed for Jordyn, and the thought of another child was so overwhelming to me. The moment I heard his cries, all the fears left me. I was so deeply in love with him and so protective of him from the moment he took his first breath.
Jacob's been such a gift to our family. He's so smart and funny. He has the biggest heart and loves Jesus.
I truly praise Jesus for the gift of Jacob. I love him so much, as any mother knows there are no words to describe how you love your children. I love that he loves to get dirty, he's all boy, he loves to learn, he loves drawing and coloring (which has become a favorite pass time). He's a wonderful big brother and he's so excited to have another baby to love!
I wish time could slow down, the past 6 years have truly flown by. I think that's normal for most parents. I'm truly in no rush for him (or Jack) to grow up, it's going to happen fast enough. I pray he's enjoyed his childhood so far and pray he will have far more happy memories of his childhood than sad (having Daddy deployed isn't easy).
Happy Birthday to my precious little boy, I love you!