Monday, February 2, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday!


To my dear sweet Joaquin,

Happy Birthday my love. My baby boy. You are one year old today and I remember the day you were born so clearly. It has been one amazing year.....so quickly it has passed yet so much has transpired that it feels like a lifetime ago.

When I look at this picture of me carrying you in my belly, I can't remember who I was then. I have changed so much as a result of your birth. So much for the better. You bring out the best in me and continue to challenge me to look inside myself and find the truth. The truth and beauty of imperfection. The sweet surrender to simplicity and the simple joy in the here and now.

Your presence is our present....our greatest gift. Thank you for blessing me, your dad and our family. You are so loved.

Mama

10 comments:

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Joaquin! Jennifer, you look so beautiful in that photo!

Sonia said...

Happy Birthday! February is a special month for babies :)

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday Joaquin!!! One year already...how exciting. What a gift you are and how very loved you obviously are by your family.

Kleidy said...

Happy 1st Birthday, Joaquin!!!.
Many Blessings to you ~

Karen Zolnier said...

Happy Birthday! What a beautiful boy and a gift from heaven.

Laurie said...

Happy 1st Birthday!!

Little Miss E said...

Happy Birthday, Little Man! And what a touching birthday entry! It is amazing how are children raise us while we are raising them!

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

Happy 1st birthday Joaquin! I LOVE the pregnancy photo, you look BEAUTIFUL :) Hope the birthday boy had a fun day!!!

Loren Stow said...

Happy Birthday Joaquin! I hope that the next year is filled with Love, Laughter, Learning & Light!

Cheri said...

Happy 1st Birthday Joaquin!

Jennifer...I like your comment about that you hardly remember who you were back when that picture was taken (which is beautiful by the way!!).

That is how I feel too, and started to feel soon after Reid was born. I remember right after he was born looking in the mirror and thinking I looked different...I felt different, and was different because of him and you because of Joaquin and the path set before us with these special people...roads we wouldn't have chosen necessarily but roads that we have since found to be just beautiful...and it is so hard to remember not being here. I am glad I have found you and Joaquin along our journey!