Thursday, April 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Pickle




My Sweet Boy,

As I press your marshmallow soft body close to my chest and accept your sloppy kiss and enthusiastic embrace, my heart swells with love. Can it be possible that earth has already circled the sun since we first met? I remember that day, your birthday, with flawless clarity. You surprised us. I didn’t expect you to wait until the predicted arrival, but I also didn’t think you would greet us a little more than three-weeks before that date.

Trembling, I strained forward anxious to meet you, my newest love. The tips of my fingers barely touched your dark, matted hair before you were whisked away for measurements. You were so quiet. I feared your silence meant you were not well and I kept asking your daddy if he could see you. He and the nurses told me that you were perfectly healthy. After your weight was announced as six pounds, four ounces, you escaped the “preemie” label. Finally, I cradled your tiny body in my wanting arms.

How ironic it is that you will never remember a day that I will never forget. Happy Birthday to you, my precious Pickle. I love you; and I thank God that He chose me to be your mother.

For you created me in my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. Psalm 139:13 (NIV)





42 comments:

Kelsey Smith said...

Awww! Happy Birthday to Him! How cute

Beautiful Craziness said...

Happy Birthday! May God help you to treasure all these moments in your heart...and in your blog!

Chris @ Come to the Table said...

What a honey! Happy Birthday Pickle!

Susanne said...

He's so sweet. Happy Birthday to your little one!

i'm kelly said...

i loved your comment... about he never remembering a day you would never forget. that's beautiful.

Corinne said...

Lovely post. When my third child (a boy) had his first birthday, it made me so introspective. I couldn't believe time truly flew by that fast.

samismom22 said...

He's a cutie!!!
Happy 1st Birthday to your sweet son!!

Deidre said...

Oh, so cute!
Happy Birthday, sweet boy!

My cup runneth over... said...

What a precious little guy! Happy 1st Birthday buddy! I distinctly remember holding my son for the first time...what a moment. <3
Blessings,
Tracy = )

jen said...

Very beautiful post. Your son is adorable!

Tamara said...

What a precious birthday remembrance. I love these lines: "Can it be possible that earth has already circled the sun since we first met?"
and
"How ironic it is that you will never remember a day that I will never forget."

Lisa writes... said...

I loved the line about not forgetting a day he will never remember--so true!

Happy birthday, little one!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday little cutie!

Wendi said...

Wow! He is so wonderfully handsome! Enjoy this special day!

GrandCanyonMom said...

What a lovely post. He is such a precious boy. Happy birthday!
Jaime

Julie said...

He is so adorable.

Tori Shelton said...

happy birthday pickle! your momma has a gift of insight, and she will surely chronicle your life as you grow.

Elaine A. said...

Look at those eyelashes! He's so sweet! Happy Birthday to your little guy!!

CC said...

Happy Birthday!!

Julie said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your beautiful, affirming words.
Sometimes I wonder if what I am saying makes any sense as I am still trying to put it all together.... thank you for telling me it did.

I hope you have a blessed night.
Julie

PS. This sweet picture of your son reminds me of my son when he was about that age, getting his first haircut. He's almost 16 now. : (

Paula said...

You've so aptly expressed a mother's love for her new ones. Beautiful.

Monica said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet pickle!! He sure is a cute one!!

Joanne said...

Happy Birthday to your most precious pickle...

He is just beautiful.

BP said...

What a sweet post! You have a sweet little boy. I loved your line about the day he will never remember that you will never forget.

Alana said...

Beautiful post. Happy Birthday to your little guy. Love the nickname pickle!

Stephanie said...

What a great story! Isnt motherhood the most amazing journey! I'm new to your blog and just thought I would say hello!

Glass Half Full said...

Happy birthday, Pickle!! =)

Lori

Mel's World said...

Oh my goodness...Happy Birthday Precious Pickle!!!

MorningSong said...

How precious! He is so handsome! It is amazing how they will never remember such a life changing event for us!

Blessings!

Amanda said...

Really enjoyed reading this blog and Happy Birthday to the little guy!

annieck said...

Thanks for your sweet comment! Happy Birthday to your beautiful Pickle!!!

Pam said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I feel so connected to you that our little men are both just turning one (and SO close in their birthday!) and we both have 4 year old girls. I love meeting others that I can really connect with! I haven't gotten my little guys hair cut yet--how did it go for your little one?

LaskiGal said...

Your little pickle is adorable!!! My little man will be there in just a few short months. *sniff*

serendipity said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Pickle. He's so adorable! Thanks for dropping by my blog.

Gretchen said...

What.a.doll!!!!

Isn't it ironic that we'll never know how God felt when he knew we were coming to be, either. So funny the perspective we have as parents, and He must have as the ultimate parent.

Blessings to that gorgeous boy.

Elizabeth...mommy...etc said...

Happy birthday Pickle! YEAH FOR 1!

my TULIP is 1 on Friday, 4/25...so excited! She came 2 wks early...only 4 lbs 14 oz...she was a peanut and still is. :-)

So wonderful with your little Pickle...and such a cute little nickname.

*elizabeth

Liza said...

belated happy birthday to your sweet little boy. he is so adorable!

God Bless.

Stephanie said...

What a sweet post! Happy Birthday to the little man! :)

Beloved MaMa™ said...

what a beautiful little boy :o) What a blessing to celebrate!

Krystyn said...

What a sweet post! Happy Birthday!

Rebekah said...

He is so sweet. Happy birthday

livin with me said...

What a beautiful post! Happy Birthday Pickle!!

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