Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My Greatest New Year's Eve

Dear Austin,

I can't believe it has been three years since our lives were forever changed by your birth.

You surprised us with your New Year's Eve entrance. On the way to the hospital we were making phone calls to let people know that our party was officially changing locations. I have to admit that celebrating New Year's Eve and Day in the hospital was not great when it came to the food and entertainment, but celebrating you was one of the greatest joys of our lives.

You were born at 11:58 am. The first time I saw your precious face it brought tears to my eyes. You were perfect and soon revealed your sweet and sensitive personality. The months that followed brought your smiles, giggles, babbles, belly laughs, army crawls, first steps, first words and so much more.

There were and are so many days that I stand in awe of you. As a teacher, it brings me such joy to see your love of learning and how quickly you pick up on new things. You are gentle, kind and compassionate. I will never forget how on Christmas day when I started crying thinking about the recent loss of Abuela, you cupped my face in your little hands and said with your sweet little voice, "Don't cry Mommy. It's okay. Don't be sad. Awww, I love you Mommy." You made everyone's heart melt with your sweetness.

You love to laugh and find great joy in making others laugh as well. It has been so much fun to see your sense of humor develop and we are certain you will continue to entertain us with your antics.

You have always loved music and this year that has really blossomed. You sing ALL the time! You make music from the most simple things and I believe you hear music in simple things too. I can't wait to see what part music will play in your life as you continue to grow.

Your interests this year have mostly remained the same. You love all things transportation, but have a special love for tractors and trucks. You enjoy cooking, both real and imaginary. I guess it is in your blood! You like to figure out how things work and you ask a lot of questions. We often wonder if you will be an engineer like Daddy and Grandpa.

It is truly amazing how much you have learned, grown and accomplished in your three years. Becoming your mommy has changed my life in ways I could never have imagined. You are a daily blessing and I thank God that he entrusted your beautiful life to Daddy and me. My heart overflows with love, pride and joy over you.

I look forward to all that this year will bring you.

Happy 3rd Birthday buddy!



Elaine A. said...

Awwww...what a cutie! Happy Birthday to your little guy!

Hootin' Anni said...

Awwwwwwwww, so so sweet. Today is also my sister's birthday. Tho she was born at 11:58 P.M....and 66 years ago. LOL

Love the photo share.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU! My Wordful is posted. Hope you can drop by for a visit. Stay safe and sober, and enjoy tonight's celebration and seeing 2009 come to us with the hopes of a good year.

mommaof4wife2r said...

how in the world can a little dude get any cuter than that? oh my! he is great gift! happy bday dude!

Jaysi said...

Unbelievably sweet!! Happy Birthday Austin!

P.S. My son had that same red striped shirt and still has those Built For Speed PJ's! That is too funny!

The DeBolt Family said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUSTIN!!!! 3 years old, what an accomplishment! :)

Jenni Jiggety said...

Happy Birthday to you adorable son and Happy New Year to your entire family!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful letter and pictures. Happy birthday little guy!

Leslie said...

Awwww!!! Love the pics! We just got that same trike for Christmas, but in pink!!! ;) Happy 3rd B-day Austin!! Missed ya~~ Hope your family had a blessed holiday.

Casey's trio said...

Happy belated birthday to Austin!! He sounds like such a sweet boy.

Jennifer said...

How precious! I love his words to you while you were crying. Cherish those times! Happy Birthday Austin!

Kristen said...

Awww that was so so sweet! And seriously what a perfect way to celebrate New Years!!

He now forever has the best birthday day EVER!!

Happy Birthday to your little one, and Happy New Year to you friend! :)

I guess this now means you forever have new year's plans too! :)

Lindsay said...

That was so sweet. How close are your kids??

Thanks for visiting and the nice comments...even though I realy DON'T like you!! :-) I think I'd have 10 kids if I didn't have to go through this.