Three years ago…
I was frightened and excited and worried about what the future would hold. I looked at this tiny infant that had been gifted to me and shuddered at the responsibility and care that he would need. I worried that his road through the NICU would be tough, I worried that he would have physical difficulties, I worried that developmentally he would lag. I worried that I wouldn’t be up to the task as a mother.
But I also marveled at this feisty child that had already fought so hard to be in our lives
Two years ago…
Most of my fears were gone. The kid ate cake like it was the greatest thing on Earth. He was growing, he was walking, he did physical therapy but was already showing how bright he could be. He was the best little guy we could hope for.
One year ago…
The kid was on the growth chart! A pretty amazing feat for a preemie. He no longer qualified for Early Intervention. Jeffrey’s personality began to develop. He started to have an imagination, cooking us food and telling us stories. He loves to talk. Oh Lord, the child can tell you stories about his animals and what they did at school. The things that pass his lips? Absolutely hysterical.
Which brings us to today.
Today my amazing angel turns three. It’s hard to believe that he’s been in our lives for three whole years. He’s grown from a tiny angel to an amazing little person. He’s “big” now (just listen to him, he’ll tell you). He loves books and reading with you, he snuggles and giggles still. He throws fantasticly dramatic tantrums that make you laugh with the Drama of it all. He is logical and possibly a bit OCD. We love him. We take thousands of pictures of him and try our best to enjoy every moment we get.
Every day that passes, he just gets better. Two was better than one and I hope three lives up to the standard. We have an exciting year ahead of us. A new sister, new friends, new experiences and new chances to see his personality emerge.
Happy Birthday Jeffrey Loren.
I love you more than I ever thought possible. I hope that today and everyday brings brighter and better memories for you. You are my angel. I look forward to watching you grow and learn through the next year.