My Baby Boy

Thursday, February 14, 2008 10 Comments A+ a-


Tomorrow we celebrate the day that you came into this world; the day that changed our lives completely. You, my little man, have fast become a light in our family. You always have a mischievous smile ready for anyone that walks through our front door and oh, how that smile just melts my heart. I can’t believe that a year ago I was begging for relief; I was begging for your arrival. I was big, I was sore, and I was just so ready to meet you. I’m thankful that labor only lasted a mere five hours because my arms were itching to have you in them. The day you came into this world will always be very special to me; it was the day that I became a mama of a beautiful, little boy.

And such a boy you are! You are constantly on the go; moving so fast from room to room. You are so small; too small, it seems, to be walking. I can’t tell you how many times your daddy and I have almost tripped over you in the hallway. Wherever there are people in the house, you must also be there. You are content to play, as long as there is someone in the room with you. Quite the curious nature you have, my son. You want to see everything, touch everything, smell and taste everything. Opening up the cupboards and pulling out the pots, pans, bowls, and anything else you can get your hands on, has become a favorite pastime. In fact, the first time we locked up the cabinet with child-proof locks, you looked at me with such disappointment and sadness. But you quickly recovered and moved on to the cabinets you could still open.

Hudson, my love, you are one of the sweetest, most affectionate baby boys I know. You long to be held and love to be cuddled. No matter if you’re in the midst of playing with Devyn, or playing with your toys, the moment I sit on the floor, you crawl over for a hug and a snuggle. You make this mama’s heart so full. Your kisses are so very sweet, and you love giving them. You are tender, dear one; always wanting to give comfort to those around you, especially your big sister. You and Devyn have a beautiful bond and are obviously very in love with each other. You love to play with her and I so enjoy standing outside her bedroom, listening to the two of you play together. It is sweet music to my ears.

This has been a trying year, a year full of ups and downs, but you are the best thing that has happened this year. I was so worried that I couldn’t love you as much as I loved Devyn and I’ve discovered that I worried needlessly. Just like there is something special about a mother-daughter relationship, there is something so very delightful about a mother-son relationship. You have crept into my heart, created a special place, a place that no one else can fill, and there you will stay. You are beautiful, Hudson Jonathan, inside and out. There is nothing that I enjoy more than watching you… whether you’re eating, playing, laughing, or sleeping. You, sweet boy, have filled my heart! I am so thankful for the gift of being your mother!

I’m a coffee drinking, book reading, laundry procrastinating, husband and children loving, mess of a woman who believes that chips and salsa can fix anything. We have chickens running around the backyard, a mountain of dishes in the sink, and on any given morning, I have at least 10 school forms that need my signature or initials. It’s a crazy life {I prefer to call it controlled chaos}, but its ours.

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HappyMama
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1:44 PM delete

Beautiful, Jenn, just beautiful! I have tears in my eyes now. Your love for your son is so beautiful, and when anyone spends time with your family, they can see just how much this little man has changed and brightened your lives. And, I have to agree... I have never seen anyone THAT little walk around the house as good as he does!

Love you!

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Wendy
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2:12 PM delete

What a sweet thing for him to read someday.

Wow, I can't believe how fast that year has gone!

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Aunt Courtney
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5:30 PM delete

Beautifully written Jenn

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8:16 PM delete

Beautiful.

Two things you said that I LOVE. . .

#1 "You are the best thing that happened to us this year!" Amen!

#2 The part about him creeping into your heart and creating a special place just for him. PRECIOUS.

No doubt this is a letter he will cherish! It is amazing how God keeps giving us love enough for each new child He brings! My boys are obviously all boys, but I love each one in a unique way if that makes sense. Beautiful post, sweet friend!

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Jennisa
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10:54 PM delete

Happy Birthday Hudson!

It's been wonderful watching you grow this year!

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CPT Mom
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7:25 AM delete

Happy Birthday, Hudson.

Love you.

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Dana Marie
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10:41 AM delete

Happy Birthday Hudson! Happy Day to Mama! :)

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Amy
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4:26 PM delete

Oh, sweet boy! Happy Birthday little (tiny!) guy. We love you up hear in WA:)

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Kati
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4:46 PM delete

How sweat! You have an amazing gift for words, and Hudson will have something truly precious to read one day!

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Christine
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1:55 PM delete

Happy Birthday big boy!!

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