Monday, May 18, 2009

My Baby Is 3 Today!

Can you believe that I made this?! I'm so proud.
The boy requested a blue cake, so that's what he got! 

Samuel has "CHEESE" down pat! What a goober. 

Can it be possible that three full years have gone by since I had our first miracle? It has been three years since the very first time I gazed into your eyes, watched you fall asleep, stay up for hours listening to you breath, saw that beautiful first smile, you grasped my finger in your little precious hand, longed for my protective embrace somehow knowing that I was your mommy and how you needed me so, giggle, wiggle your toes, eat your toes :o), coo? Can it really be? Now you are running free, hitting overhanded tossed baseballs, swinging, going down slides, coloring, jumping, putting your sandals on the right feet without the help of mommy or daddy and soon you'll be off to school, off to college, off with the woman you chose to love for the rest of your life. My my. Without being a mother I would never know what it was like to feel my heart overflowith. I can guide you, protect you. laugh with you, cry with you, be angry with you and love you the best that I can know how. Samuel. You are mommy and daddy's very first miracle and that is all yours, no one can ever take that. You were the beginning of our marriage! You are forever special just because you are you! We love you!

Dear First Born

"I've always loved you best because you were our first miracle. You were the genesis of a marriage and the fulfillment of young love. 

You sustained us through the hamburger years, the first apartment (furnished in early poverty), our first mode of transportation, and the TV we paid on for 36 months. 

You were new, had unused grandparents, and enough clothes for a set of triplets. You were the original model for a Mom and a Dad who were trying to work the bugs out. You got the strained lamb, the open safety pins, and the three-hour naps. 

You were the beginning." 
(author unknown)


Anonymous said...

I can't believe you still have that poem about the first born that I bought soooo many years ago!!You were our first miracle!As you marvel at all of Sam's achievements over the last 3 years, I marvel at my baby being such an awesome mother!! Sam is amazing and so are you! Happy Birthday to our first grandbaby!! I hope to be around for many many many more birthdays!
Awesome job on the cake! No wonder he wanted to eat it "right now" ;0)

Anonymous said...

the cake looks great amber! tell sam HAPPY BIRTHDAY from the Lisbon fam. :)

Anonymous said...

HAPPY Birthday, SAM!!!!

The cake rocks! I'm sure Sam had a fun day. Can't wait to see him swing! Love you, Auntie Kathy

Becca said...

This is such a beautiful post, Amber. Congratulations on three amazing years as a mother. You do it so well.

Happy Birthday, Sam! You are one lucky boy to have a mommy that loves you so much!