Friday, February 19, 2010

Happy 8th Birthday to My Littlest Boy

what happened to this?

sweet Jack, maybe it's the quiet way you move through the day or the intelligence that belies your years...or is it the tender heart and thoughtful repose that leads my wistful mommy-heart to believe that you'll be tiny and loving and hand-holding forever?

whatever it is, i am grateful for it. i am grateful for the thousands of ways you show me each day to simultaneously question and embrace this wonderful world and for the unexpected and forceful *i love you*'s that you dole out like penny candy. in so many ways, big and small, you make me proud to be your mother, but you also help me to see the beauty in the world and the good in humanity and to be proud of my place in it.

on this day, especially, the day of your birth, i am so grateful...grateful that 8 years ago, God gave me you.

1 comment:

Toni said...

I love his name, Jack has always been a favorite name but we do have one "J" in our family, our daughter Jenna.