Thursday, June 25, 2009

One Whole Year

Today in honor of your  (ugh, it makes me tear up just tying it)  first birthday, Daddy and I wanted to start a tradition of sorts. We both want to write you a love letter. 

Mommy's Letter:

Sweet Jackson,

One whole year. 365 days, I swear it seems half as long. I could not have imagined how much you would change our lives. How our goals and views would change. You have made us a family. Blessed us beyond our wildest imagination. When I held you for the first time you were the smallest baby I ever had in my arms. I was overcome with love, fear, excitement. I knew this would be the greatest adventure of Daddy and I's life. The first few months I will admit were overwhelming. You were so tiny, but we hit our stride and figured out what worked for us. You have been such an easy baby. So full of smiles and "that look". People tell us all the time the next one will be a doozy. I say we just make em' sweet ;) . I have prayed for you and your future. Sang songs, told stories, held you while you slept. You are the most amazing little man and Mommy loves you so much. I can not wait to see what is to come. 

Hugs and Kisses,

Daddy's Letter:

Jackson Rush W,

Where do I begin? Well I guess I'll start with your name. Your mom and I were on the same page with your name. We fell in love with Jackson ; a strong southern name. Rush ; something handed down. Your Great Grand Father and Papa 's middle names are Rush so I wanted to continue with the family name and we did so very proudly. Such a strong name. Jackson Rush. We had actually decided on your name 4-5 years before you were even born. 
One year ago about 6am. I was rushing your mommy to the hospital. So many emotions... excited, anxious, nervous, scared. Had begun to take over. We didn't know if we were being blessed with a boy or a girl. We were soon to find out that Jackson Rush W (our beautiful baby boy) was finally here with us.
Watching you grow each and everyday has been the highlight of not only this past year, but the light of my life. Everyone brags about how good of a baby you are, and we can't go anywhere with out strangers telling us how beautiful you are, and guess what everyone also thinks you look like your dad! I could go on and on about how proud it makes me that you are my son. Jackson, always know that mommy and I love you more than life, and we pray to God everyday thanking him for blessing our family with your presence.
Today I am wishing you your first Happy Birthday wishes, with many more to come. I look forward to the blessings that God has planned for our family and I am looking forward to watching you grow into your own little person.

Happy Birthday
I love you,
Your #1 Fan.

So with that Happy Birthday Sweet Boy. We love you so much! 
31,556,926 of the sweetest seconds ever!


JosiahsMommy said...

That brought tears to my eyes. Happy birthday Jackson. You are so blessed to have such a great Mommy and Daddy.

The Mrs. said...


I love you... all 3 of you.

Happy Birthday Bubbie!!

Stefanie said...

Happy Birthday, Jackson!!! Have a wonderful day and have fun at your birthday party! :)

KLS said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate!

Cisilia "cc" said...

Without a doubt it has been a wonderful adventure. For grandma
CC (Ra's mom) to know that her grandbaby is in the best hands makes me sing with joy and praise God for that priceless gift.
Your mom and dad have a wonderful relationship and we are constantly blessed to be a part of it. Bobby and I are here for you always and forever our little man you will be.

Paige said...

Happy Birthday to the little guy. Oh and I had 2 easy babies so don't believe everything everyone tells you. ;) The letters are very sweet and he will always treasure those.

Nana said...

well now, what a mess my face is in.....but I should not have expected anything less!!!! Yes, how blessed we are and thank God each and every day for such a fine grandbaby that we(nana and grandpa) love so dearly. We are so proud of you B and Ra for being such great parents to baby Jackson, through his tiny times and for the rest of his growing years!!! Love ya'll very much and can't wait to enjoy the celebration!!

Karen said...

what beautiful letters--he will treasure them. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!