September 23, 2003: The Day My Life Changed Forever

September 23, 2011 10 Comments TAGS: Kids

The day was September 22nd, 2003. I was selfish. A workaholic. 9 months pregnant. And didn’t know just how my life would change the next day, at 5:40am on a Tuesday, September 23rd.

When I heard the first cry, it literally took my breath away. I was instantly hooked. I hovered over his crib in the hospital. I watched him breathe. I watched his little round face for hours. It was a love only a mother could comprehend.

So to my first born child, my son, who turns 8 today, I have prepared some pictures for you to enjoy tonight at your party with your family. Watching you grow over the past 8 years, has literally, just as the moment you came into the world, taken my breath away.

Sucking your thumb, even in the womb

In mommy's tummy, 30 weeks pregnant, packing to move

Daddy behind the camera, our family, me crying of course

Born with spiky brown hair- we haven't seen it since

A little chicken đŸ˜‰

A happy toothless wonder

Schumacher for Halloween

Meltdown at the 1st birthday party

Shaving with daddy

Having a treat- like mother like son, we LOVE Mc Donalds

Oh yeah! I'm cool!

A threesome before the foursome

Too cool for school

Happy boy

Handsome

Hangin' with birds

Hockey game with daddy

Before walking down the aisle at auntie's wedding

Off to pray

A big boy

A big brother

Thank you sweetheart for making me the happiest mommy ever. Your sensitivity and kindness blow me away, everyday.

Just for you, our most FAVORITE version of happy birthday. Happy birthday to you my sweet boy.

xoxEDxox

 

    10 Comments

    1. DaisyNo Gravatar says:

      Sniff. Lump in throat. Happy birthday, little guy! You won’t be little much longer.

    2. AnneNo Gravatar says:

      ED what a beautiful tribute to your son! Enjoy your day with him and your family.

    3. KatNo Gravatar says:

      Happy Birthday to your big guy! That is a lovely tribute.

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    5. Judy PennacchioNo Gravatar says:

      Thank you for sharing Erica..you are so blessed with such a beautiful family!

    6. Cynthia JacksonNo Gravatar says:

      Happy birthday!

    7. KimberleyNo Gravatar says:

      What a beautiful tribute to your handsome son. You’re a lucky lady.

    8. What a beautiful tribute to your son! Happy 8th birthday to him! And to you!!

    9. Jennifer WrightNo Gravatar says:

      Sooo sweet.

    10. HillaryNo Gravatar says:

      This is so beautiful. I am sure your son will love it. I also love that version of Happy birthday!

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