Our Son’s Birthday

August 27, 2014

Our son turns eight today.  It his third day of third grade and his first birthday without his dad. He has been very cognizant of the situation and talks about the loss with an extreme level of maturity and emotional stability.  I know that could change at any moment but am so grateful thus far.

Son, we loved all 10 lbs., 2 oz. of you when you were born (vaginally, without drugs – don’t ever say I didn’t do anything for you).


We loved the chubby, happy baby you became.



We were thrilled to watch you become a protective, kind big brother once.


You did such a great job, we let you do it again. Sorry it was another sister.  God gives what He gives. You’re a good sport.


We love you so much.  We could not have asked for a better son. You’re energetic,  funny, smart, and so sweet.



And no matter what our future holds, I hope you know that your dad loved you and was so proud of you.  You were his buddy. He wrote you this birthday card a few weeks ago and I can’t wait to give it to you today.

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  1. Cathy on August 27, 2014 at 7:34 am

    Happy Birthday to your son. Have the best day;)

  2. Karen Lamadrid on August 27, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Happy Birthday, eat a big piece of cake for me. Enjoy your day.

  3. Lori Rutherford on August 27, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Why did I read this at school?! “No, students, Dr. R. is not crying in class….” Happy Day of birthage, J!

  4. Steffanie Fitzpatrick on August 27, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Happy birthday J!!! We have a little something for you we need to bring to you!!!

  5. Jan on August 27, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    So hard to believe that J is 8 already! Happy Birthday to YOU!!!! And thanks, Kristy, for the walk down memory lane!!

  6. Pauline on August 27, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Happy birthday little man! Kristy you’re posts always make a mark in my heart. I won’t lie my eyes are blurry over here. Love you lots you strong woman.

  7. Erin on August 27, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Happy birthday big boy! Love from Texas!

  8. Kelly Caver on August 28, 2014 at 9:32 am

    He is such an awesome little man 🙂 I’m really happy that Simon was able to do some of the cards for his kids. What a gift for J to be reminded of his dad’s love.




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