Sunday, May 31, 2009

To Robbie

My dearest Robbie,

Today is your first birthday. It's gone by in a flash. I can barely believe that it was a full year ago that you joined the world, bringing with you more excitement and fear than I thought my heart could stand.

What an amazing year it has been. I won't lie to you, it started out rough. And there has been more than 1 bump in the road. But every moment has been amazing.

Your daddy and I struggled for a long time to have you. And then you came so early and scared us so much, so many times. I hope we convey to you just how much we love you and appreciate every moment with you.

We've learned so much in the last year. Some of it we wish we didn't need to know- medical terms and diagnosis and far too many doctor's names. But we've also learned how deep our love can go. We've learned how to set our own needs aside. We've learned how to make complete fools of ourselves just for a glimpse of your beautiful smile.

We've learned more about poop and pee than we ever could have imagine. And puke? Oh, the puke! We've learned that clean clothes are a luxury that we can really do without.

We've learned that so many things we thought were needs were wants, after all. We now know that all we really need is you and each other.

Thank you for the smiles, the laughs, the giggles. The err.. opportunity to see the sunrise a few extra times as we begged you to sleep. Thanks for the hair pulls and finger biting and pokes in the eye and nose.

Thank you for teaching us more than we've taught you.

Thank you for simply being you. And being ours.

I love you.

--Mom

26 comments:

Me said...

Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Perefection. Enjoy celebrating your wonderful little guy. Much love - Julie/HH

Jenn said...

What a beautiful post Trish. Happy 1st Birthday Robbie!

Slytherpuff said...

Happy 1st Birthday, Robbie!

ivory and jamie said...

Happy Birthday Robbie!!

Tracy said...

Have a beautiful and happy 1st birthday, Robbie.

FattyPants said...

What a wonderful post. And happy brithday to the handsome Robbie!

Mrs. Spit said...

Happy Birthday dear and wonderful Robbie. The Moose all bellow hello!

And Trish, I guess this means it's been a year since I started reading. It's been my great good priveledge.

Two Hands said...

Such a wonderful post. Now I'm getting teary.
We love you Robbie.

The Blatchford Family said...

What a nice message to Robbie. Happy B-day sweet little Robbie!!

Mer said...

Such a beautiful post, it left me a little choked up. Happy Birthday to your handsome miracle!

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday Robbie!

O.S.B. said...

Happy Birthday to you...
Happy Birthday to you...
Happy Birthday Dear Robbie!!!
Happy Birthday to you!!!
and many more....

This was beautiful Trish. Have a wonderful day, eat lots of cake, and well... we can't wait for pictures!!

Malloryn said...

Happy birthday Robbie! That's a beautiful letter, Trish :)

Newt said...

Happy Birthday, Robbie!

Anonymous said...

Happy 1st Birthday Robbie!!!
Trish your letter is beautiful:)

S said...

So sweet...you made me cry!! Happy, happy birthday Robbie!

Laura said...

Happy Birthday Robbie!
Trish that was beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

Hugs to you all,
Laura

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday sweetheart!
That was a lovely post Trish. I hope you have a wonderful celebration and I can't wait to see the pics!

Fertilized said...

Wonderful Written! So many tears. Happy First Year Robbie

Robyn said...

Happy Birthday Robbie!

Amy said...

Man, so many tear-jerker posts the past few days! :) Hope Robbie had a WONDERFUL birthday and that life just keeps getting better!

e.b. said...

Happy Birthday Robbie!!!

I will never forget the day you were born. (It marked a very special time for me too).

Love,

e.b.

Danielle said...

I am all choked up that was so sweet. What a wonderful letter you can show him someday. Happy Birhtday Robbie!

Heidi said...

It's wonderful when a baby is so loved. Hugs to you and Robbie!

jdd said...

Happy Birthday Robbie!!!!