Wednesday, March 18, 2015

16

Sixteen years ago today I became a mom. It was like coming home.
 
Happy Birthday, Sweet Jack!
 
Love never dies.
 







 

 

49 comments:

One crazed mommy said...

Happy Birthday Jack!! Hugs to you Anna - thinking of you all on this bittersweet day!

Jill Quarles said...

God bless you all. Love NEVER dies.

Leigh Ann said...

Happy birthday Jack! Thinking of you and your family today. Xoxo

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

happy birthday, jack!!!

Meredith Self said...

Oh my goodness, Jack's baby smiles. Uh. Love you so much, Anna.

Kathy Glow said...

xoxoxoxo

Kathy M. said...

As a mom, your story has touched deeply. Praying for you today, a hard day I'm sure, that God wraps his arms around each one of you in a supernatural way- knowing it's those same arms that hold Jack. Be assured, your boy has touched and will continue to touch many! I'm so sorry your family is living this ongoing hurt.... as life does
on with its struggles and joys....eternity will be bliss, with every tear dried, reuniting with your son!

Loukia said...

He is so beautiful. I think about you guys every single day. So much love to you today.

claire plante said...

Happy Birthday, dear Jack! You made your mom and dad so happy - just look at those photos! Anna, thank you for sharing them with all of us.

Jack's smile is pure sunshine, and radiates all that is good, sacred, and beautiful.

The divine circle of love created by the four of you, with God, is eternal.

Lots of love to all of you,
Claire

Delenn said...

Whenever my son has a birthday (he is a month before Jack's birthday), I think of you and Jack as he is the same age as Jack would be.

Love never dies and he is there in that love.

Wishing you and your family the best on this day and all those bittersweet days in between.

Anonymous said...

💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙 Happy. Birthday sweet Jack.

Kathy M. said...

As a mom, your story has touched deeply. Praying for you today, a hard day I'm sure, that God wraps his arms around each one of you in a supernatural way- knowing it's those same arms that hold Jack. Be assured, your boy has touched and will continue to touch many! I'm so sorry your family is living this ongoing hurt.... as life does
on with its struggles and joys....eternity will be bliss, with every tear dried, reuniting with your son!

Sherri B. said...

Happy Birthday sweet Jack!!!💙

Alison said...

Happy Birthday, Jack. And Happy Birth-Day, Anna. Love you all. xoxo

Theresa O said...

Such precious pictures. And certainly love NEVER dies. We cherish this special day with you. May memories and feeling Jack in your heart and near by comfort you. Happy Birthday to one of the most handsome boys ever! xoxo

Suzanne Haynie said...

Thinking of you, Jack, and all who loved him on this special day.

When I think about the baby boy that my husband and I lost halfway through what would turn out to be my only pregnancy, I am comforted, in part, by the words of a poem that my husband wrote to him shortly thereafter (our personal Dark Ages). Here are the last few lines: "Always remember, my son, that the love
Which bore and nurtured you while you were ours
Is yours to keep, a blanket for your sleep."

Hugs and love to all of you.

Jill Carroll said...

Happy birthday, Jack! Big hugs. Life can be just so unfair. xoxo

Ashley Hufford said...

Happy Birthday Jack! Sending you light & love for your special day!

tracy said...

Happy Birthday, Jack! So much love you to, Anna. xoxo

julie gardner said...

"What will my new sister be like?"
Oh the preciousness of that moment.

All the love in the world.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Jack. May you continue to shine brightly on all of those who miss and love you down here on earth.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, beautiful, sweet, funny, rare bird Jack!

Anna, you and your family are always in my thoughts, especially today. Thank you for sharing your amazing son with us. In return, we'll always be here for you. Sending love.

luv2run said...

Sweet sweet angel!!!

Happy Birthday jack!!!

HUGS!!!!

Tricia said...

I know how hard these milestone days can be. My heart goes out to you and your family. I know your Jack is having a wonderful Heavenly birthday, celebrating with the angels.

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday, Jack!!! So much love to you Anna, and Tim and Margaret and your entire family. xoxoxo

Joyce said...

Happy birthday sweet Jack. <3

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Happy Birthday to your precious Jack! Love the photos your shared. Sending you love....((Hugs))

Anonymous said...

God bless you Anna. I said a prayer for you and your family today. I heard you speak last month and your story touched me and has given me a new appreciation of the little things in life. I was so impressed how kind and graceful you were and that you even thanked me for coming! I think of you often and will continue to keep you in my prayers.

Gigi said...

No - love never does die. Happy Birthday to your beautiful boy.

Sending prayers and love to you and your family on this very special day.

Anonymous said...

Anna, Tim and Margaret:
Sending you Aloha from Oahu on Jack's 16th birthday.

Janet

Anonymous said...

Oh, that second photo is TOO much cuteness in one lil babe. What a smile!!! Beautiful boy, thank you for letting us know him!

Nomads By Nature said...

Those little cheeks!!! So precious and most likely gobbled and kissed a bazillion times. Happy Birthday, Jack. Hugs to your family who miss you fiercely.

Martha Diener said...

Happy birthday to a precious angel

My Inner Chick said...

(((Love. NEVER. Dies.))))

Happy Birthday to Jack in Heaven.

Do you think he and Kay met yet?

xx Thinking of you today. Prayers for you today and always.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you on this bittersweet day for your family...

Jill said...

Beautiful. And yes, Love Never Dies. That too is beautiful.

ella said...

Thought about your family all day yesterday. Happy Birthday, Jack. xoxo

Lisa Ancona-Roach said...

Thanks for these beautiful glimpses into your life. Thanks for sharing Jack...and your story. Though I'm a day late with my comment, my heart was with you yesterday...and always.

Heather Paulding said...

Hugs for mom. Hugs for Jack. xo

Anonymous said...

Love Jack's baby pictures! I hope you and your family can savor the sweet memories. Thinking of you.

Steph said...

What a beautiful boy! Those pictures show so much love. Happy Birthday to Jack! Thank you for sharing your family. Wishing you peace and love.

Lady Jennie said...

Sixteen … I'm feeling so many things. Happy birthday Jack. Hugs!!!

April said...

Happy Birthday Jack!!

Linda Tharp said...

Happy birthday to Jack. Keeping all of you in prayer.

Olga said...

Happy birthday Jack!

Laura Thomas said...

May you catch a glimpse of a "God wink" today as you celebrate your beautiful boy!

Princess Kate said...

I said many a prayer on Jack's birthday. Beautiful pictures. Hugs my friend.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! Happy Birthday, Jack!! Beautiful photos. 16, wow. Beautiful Boy. XO- Jen

LL said...

My heart breaks and swells simultaneously, dear Anna. I have been following your blog for awhile and read your precious book. You have helped me face my greatest fears, and have shown me that it is possible to survive and even thrive. You have shown me better ways to reach out to grieving friends. Thank you for sharing your pain. Thank you for your honesty, humor, and grace. Your family is near my heart and in my prayers always.