Wednesday, March 19, 2008

{Happy Birthday J-Dawg...

My baby turned 5 today! I really can't believe how fast the time has gone... I still remember getting a call from LDS Family Services early in the morning on March 19, 2003. Katherine, Jackson's birth mom, walked the majority of the way to the hospital (while in labor!) because of an insane snow storm that we had the night before. The doctor barely made it to the hospital on cross country skiis to deliver him! I didn't make it to work that day because of the snow and I seriously thought I would go stir crazy because I just wanted to get in the car and go meet our new little boy! That night Todd and I watched as we dropped the first bomb in Baghdad and wondered how we would raise a child in this crazy world. {That pretty much summarizes our little Jackson. He came in with a bang and it's been that way ever since. Not a day goes by that there's not something unexpected and exciting going on with Jackson around.} The next day the social worked hiked out to the freeway so that I could pick her up and take her to the hospital to check on Katherine and Jackson. I remember sitting in the car in the hospital parking lot just dying to hold our new babe and wondering what he looked like. Finally on March 21, we went back up to Denver to meet our new addition and it was one of the happiest days of our lives! Jackson has changed Todd and me so much and we are grateful to have the opportunity to be his parents. The miracle of adoption is truly our greatest blessing. We are forever indebted to Katherine and her sweet family for their selfless sacrifice! We love those sweet women who have added so much life to our family! Thanks J for 5 fantastic years...

5 comments:

Leslie said...

what a beautiful post! Time flies by too quickly - it's true!

James Family said...

How Awesome are 5 year olds!!??!! Happy Birthday. What a great mother you are.

Kelly, Matt, Kate & Isaac said...

Wow Tags he's 5!! That is amazing. You have such a cute family

Zipporah said...

He is such a cute boy. Michael and I were talking last night about how funny and cute he is. ...They grow up so fast!

Hasselblads! said...

Tagan, this is such a sweet post. I am so glad you have your boys. :)