Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Jake

Jake -

I can't believe you are already two. The last two years have been the best in my life. I have loved every minute of having you with me. I have loved watching your little personality grow. You were determined to be on the go from an early age, and you were not happy until you achived that goal. You have always had a very defined personality. Known what you wanted, can be independent if you want to be, but would prefer to have your mom or dad by your side. You are such a smart, happy little boy. You love to explore in the backyard, love to see the "kids" outside, always wanting to go somewhere. You've recently started using your scarry voice when you talk or sing. You are quite the character, always making us laugh at something new you're saying (and we have no idea where you got it from). You pick up on everything you see and hear. Your memory AMAZES me. The things you talk about months later I barely remember, yet they are still in that little brain of yours.

I remember the moment I saw you and the instant love I felt for you. The need to protect you and make sure you were happy at all cost consumed me and I'm sure it will for years to come. We will always have a special bond as you were my first. You have changed my life and my heart in ways I didn't realize were possible. I love seeing life through a childs eyes again.

I have loved every minute with you and can't wait for the years to come. I hope you have a wonderful birthday with cake, hot air balloons, rocket ships and submarines.

I love you,


marta said...

such a sweet little letter. happy birthday to big brother jake. hooray for being two.

polly said...

children change lives. He's a joy! Thanks for sharing him with me! love, your mom

whit said...

i love that abby..made me a little teary. you are a great mom and jake is the cutest little 2 year old.