It was a night that forever changed me, and forever changed our little family when Jimmy was born. I remember being so scared and worried and unsure of my baby and his future that very first night I met him and laid eyes upon his dear little face. I think I cried probably a thousand tears wondering if he'd ever grow up to be a normal little boy. With each passing day, my fears slowly melted and love only grew stronger. This precious baby would in turn bless our lives in countless ways. He's taught us so many things, and made us stretch and grow. And as he leads a totally normal life, I can't help but think "what was I so worried about that first lonely night in the hospital?" If only I could've seen then what I see now. One intelligent, thoughtful, smart young 8 year old.
Jimmy you are such a joy to be around. You have grown up to be such a cool person. If I was your age, I would want to be your buddy. You are kind. You are honest. You are loving. You are sensitive to others' needs, and to the spirit. You have compassion towards others when they are hurting or sad.
Robo walker Jimmy from anna fowler on Vimeo.
(above is a little video so you can see just how cute little Jimmy has always been)You knew how to be joyful and happy from the beginning.
Oh, and I love you more than all the universes ;) Love, Mom
On your birthday we had an enjoyable day- we opened presents as a family mid-day, and then at night, we left the 3 younger kids home with a babysitter and took just you out to a fancy restaurant for a special dinner. Afterwards we went and got ice cream cones at Braum's. You tried all sorts of things at the restaurant and then ordered a green ice cream cone with birthday cake mixed in. You were so fun to talk to and carry on conversation with. It was so much fun to spend time with you Jimmy. And to top it all off, you are getting baptized this next Saturday. We are so excited for you and sure proud of you and the amazing little boy you've become.