1.31.2010

Happy Birthday, Jude!


Five year ago today, on a cold and wintery night, Jude was born.

When I held him for the first time, he gazed up at me with his big eyes, so receptive and full of wonder. And something happened. To steal a line from How the Grinch Stole Christmas, "my heart grew three sizes that day". The old lens through which I once viewed the world was kicked to the curb. I now saw the world through the eyes of a mother. It changed everything.

This morning, Jude said, "Mommy, I love you one hundred, million pieces." Last night it was, "Mommy, I love you as long as a boa constrictor." I am mindful to soak up these sentiments now, while he is so eager to tell them to me.

I cannot believe that my baby is 5! It seems like just yesterday I was rocking him to sleep...

Happy Birthday, Jude! We love you with all of our hearts!

8 comments:

  1. He is so sweet! Happy Birthday Jude!!

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  2. Happy happy birthday to your handsome little man!

    Both photos and your beautiful sentiments truly capture the impish, joyful and amazing sweet boy he is!

    Thanks for taking us back a bit....I just loved it and am smiling so big!

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  3. Jude is so adorable, the pilot and the knight! Can't wait to give him a big hug and kiss.

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  4. Seriously....I have to meet this kid someday because there are so few boys that love to dress up like he does- and Sawyer was one of them too. I can SEE how sweet he is even in pictures. Wish we were neighbors!!!

    I want Chloe to marry Jude! :) Can we go ahead and arrange that now? ;)

    Happy birthday, Jude!!!

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  5. happy big 5!!!! what a sweet boy he is! and you are not old enough to have a 5 year old!

    thinking of you and your trip this month!!! so very excited for your family!!!

    love!!

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