Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Birthday Wish...

These pictures were taken on May 11, 2004, my 38th birthday. Nate had just spent pretty much the entire month of April in the St. John PICU but was able to come home in time to celebrate Mother's Day and my birthday. I knew at the time that my birthday celebrations with him would be limited and they should be treasured. Ever since that day, the ONLY birthday wish that I wanted granted or gift that I wanted to receive was to be able to celebrate the day with him.
Today, I have to "celebrate" my birthday without him. It won't really be a celebration for us but I sure hope that Nate gets to eat a big slice of cake and a huge scoop of ice cream in Heaven! That is my birthday wish for this year...
I love you, Nate!

3 comments:

Grace Walden Dow said...

i loved to read about nate & have a great birthday!!!

Jana Gundy said...

I know it's bittersweet Jen, but happy birthday to a fantastic mom!

Pipsylou said...

Happy Birthday, Jen. What must it be like to have your days so "empty"...as Oprah says, a "new normal"...that doesn't mean anyone has to like it.

Praying for your heart and that God would continue to comfort your family. Tears in my eyes just typing this.