Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Jacob's Birthday

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!


Sheri said...

Awww!! Hope he has/had a wonderful birthday!!

What a sweet post!

Linda said...

Happy Birthday, Jacob! Wish we could be there to celebrate #6 with you!!! Being the bad mommy that I am, I haven't even posted about Hannah's BD yet...but then again, I DID have surgery the next day....

Louie said...

Oh, Happy Birthday Jacob!!!! Have some cake for me too! :)

C, no matter how much I believed I couldn't love a second child the way I loved my first, like you, my fears were non existent from the moment she came into the world. And it amazed me with each one that I still had more love to give and it's a different love for each one. Love is a powerful feeling that is wrapped in mystery.

Stephanie Wilson she/her @babysteph said...

Oh, I hope he had a wonderful birthday, and you, too. Bless your heart.

C R Mountjoy - GDF said...

I do not know if I ever thanked you for visiting my site a few months back. I make a habit of hitting the sites of anyone who visits or stops by and adds a comment. Thanks.

You have a beautiful family. As a former Mil Dep and Active Duty, I know how hard it is to grow-up with an Active Duty Dad. It's a tough life.

Many blessings to you and your family.