Wednesday, February 24, 2010

At 3:08 A.M.

Seven years ago today, at 3:08 A.M., my life was forever changed.
I sat in the hospital room holding you and riding a high of love. Despite the pain and the late hour I couldn't go to sleep. Your eyes were wide open too and you stared from daddy to me and back to daddy again as you followed our conversation. As I held you I wondered, "Who is this little person?" It was all so foreign to me. This immense love for a person I had never even met before. My son. I had no idea what I was doing, but you made it all seem so easy.
You brought more smiles,
more cheers,
more laughter,
and more love than I could have ever thought possible.
You. My firstborn. My beautiful, smart, funny, wonderful boy. My Joseph.
I am so honored to have you as my son. Thank you for making me a mommy. I love you so much, and I am so proud of you.
Happy Birthday, Joey!

35 comments:

Jeni said...

What a beautiful post and tribute to a handsome young fellow who sure was a beautiful baby/toddler too!
Totally understandable how anyone could fall head over heels in love with a gift from heaven like that.
Here's wishing Joey the bestest birthday ever and many, many more!

imbeingheldhostage said...

happy birthday to your beautiful boy!

Riahli said...

OMGoodness, his eyes, they are so beautiful! That last picture is amazing. What a cute baby he was too, happy birthday!! :) My oldest's birthday is not until September and I still started to get teary eyed thinking about it, ha, ha.

Kelly said...

He is so beautiful! Happy Birthday to Joey. There's something very special about the child that makes you a mommy for the first time!

Rima said...

Happy Birthday to Joey! Those eyes! That smile! He is such a sweetie.

Allison said...

Happy Birthday, Joey! I hope he has a great day!

Beck said...

What a handsome boy and what a beautiful post - happy birthday to him!

ewe are here said...

Lovely post -- and gorgeous birthday boy! Hope he has a fabulous one!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Look at those EYES!
Many happy returns to your number one son!

Momisodes said...

There is nothing quite like those first few moments of parenthood. You captured how special it is so well. Happy Birthday to Joey!!!

His eyes are so stunning :)

Brittany said...

Awww! Happy Birthday, Joey!! :)

Cassie said...

Oh he is such a cutie.. He had the chubbiest little baby cheeks! Happy birthday to him.

Dawn said...

Oh my...those eyes of his are gorgeous! Happy Birthday to your sweet birthday boy.

Dawn said...

Oh my...those eyes of his are gorgeous! Happy Birthday to your sweet birthday boy.

Hattie said...

Happy Birthday Mr. Joey!!! Look at those killer blue eyes!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

So sweet! Happy Birthday to Joey.

Not Your Aunt B said...

Happy birthday to Joey! He looks like such a nice kid and I am sure he is the best! What a sweet post to him.

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Cara said...

What a sweet post Kat. I remember feeling the same way with Francesco.

Emily said...

What a special boy...and those beautiful eyes!!!

painted maypole said...

he has your eyes. ;)

Tonya said...

I love your birthday posts! So sweet.

WILLIAM said...

what a nice post. I love the goggles pic.

April said...

This made me cry. SO sweet, Mama.

Lindsay said...

Happy Birthday to the big man of the house!! He sounds like a WONDERFUL big brother!!

tweetey30 said...

What a beautiful/handsome boy... Happy b-day and hope you have many more....to come along...

Motherhood for Dummies said...

I have been gone so long from the blogging world.. and OH MY GOSH! YOU HAVE A BABY GIRL! Congrats! Wow, I have been gone too long. COngrats on the birthday and the sweet little girl.

designHER Momma said...

AH! Brings me back to having my son just 3 months ago. Needless to say, time flies by way too fast...

Happy Birthday!

lime said...

oh those firstborn children do turn our worlds and our hearts upside down, don't they?

happy birthday to yours!

Jennifer said...

What a sweet post. My youngest is turning one next week, and this made me even more emotional!!! :)

Love your blog!

Jennifer
www.thedaysillremember.com

Mom24 said...

Happy Birthday! He's such a cutie. :)

~SHANNON~ said...

Lovely post!

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just jamie said...

That boy? Is so, so darn cute and sweet. And loved. Awesomeness.

Jenn said...

Aww, what a handsome little man!! Follow you back (late) from Friday follow!!

Carol said...

You sure do make beautiful babies, Kat. And just LOOK at those eyes!!

Catwoman said...

He is so freaking handsome! Those eyes... If the girls haven't already started calling, you know they will be beating down your door soon!

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