Apr 20, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday to our sweet Little Man!!!

Dear precious Jackson,

One year ago today you were born. One year ago today, our lives were forever changed.

We were anxious and scared, but one thing we knew for sure, was that we were blessed.  You see, we had prayed for you day after day after day, even before you were created. And then once you started growing in mommy's tummy, we prayed for you each night. 

Even after you were born, we have continued to pray for you. We pray that you grow up knowing how very deeply you are loved by not only us, but your heavenly Father. We also pray that you are humble, strong, willing to serve others, and compassionate.

We pray for you to grow up knowing what it means to truly love other people. And we want you to understand that the most important thing you can do with your life is serve Jesus. 

We have watched you grow and grow over this past year, and as each day has passed, we have seen more glimpses of your budding, and determined personality. :)

Each day as we experience the unfathomable love that we have for you, we are reminded of how much God loves us.

Although you are a small little guy, God has already used you in mighty ways in our lives. Your just being here is a testament of God's faithfulness and goodness, and sovereignty in all situations.

So today, on your very first birthday, we want you to know  three things.

You are immeasurably blessed.
You are diligently prayed for,
and You are deeply loved more than you know. 

We love you!

-your parents-


Fun Facts:

Fav. Foods  : cheese (still), sweet potato fries, oatmeal and fruit, waffles, grapes, turkey and cheese sandwiches, green peas

Foods Jackson will not touch:   carrots, tomatoes, broccoli

Sleeping: 11-12 hours at night, 2 naps (most days)

Fav. toys: books, books, and more books, anything with buttons or flaps, his stacking cups, his cell phone, his leap frog table, his big bouncy ball, and more books. He LOVES books!

Fav. activities: He loves to play chase. He loves crawling and wobbling away from us so we will chase him. He also loves riding his firetruck, and rocking on his giraffe rocking toy, and his airplane rocking toy. He likes playing in the water faucet outside, and he likes opening all of his DVD cases, and taking all of the baby wipes out of the container. :) He also loves going on walks around the neighborhood or park.

Fav. words to say:  We are not sure if he has "technically" said his first word, but he likes to say, "Ma-ma" and "Da-dee". Other than those two identifiable words, he babbles and jargons all the time!

Stats:  Size 4 diapers, about 24 pounds, and not sure on his length. (we go to the doctor tomorrow), but I'm sure he is  very tall! He also wears about a 5.5 size shoe, poor kid inherited our big feet! And Jackson is in 12-18 month clothes. 

To see pics of Jackson's First Birthday Party, click here.

Thanks for stopping by the blog! Have a beautiful day!



  1. oh my, this post just tugs at my heart strings! I love it! I love reading about how you have prayed for him for so long. That is just so wonderful to me. God has truly blessed your little family! Love you!