Friday, October 05, 2007

Happy Birthday, Sweet Boy!


Happy birthday, sweet Hunter! Today you turn two... it seems like just yesterday, we were holding a tiny bundle of you in our arms... and now, you are fearlessly jumping, climbing, and running! Time has truly flown by us!

The jumble of words that flows out of your mouth touches us to our core... even though we can't understand half of them... and the expressions that cross your precious face often make us burst out in laughter. You, my son, are truly dramatic! You are outgoing, fun, sweet, loving, and energetic.

Our lives are forever changed by the mark you have made, and every day is an adventure with you! Your boundless energy leaves us (your poor, tired, aging parents) exhausted many a day, but we wouldn't trade one single millisecond of it!

Your little lips forming a circle when you kiss us, your tiny hand gently patting our cheeks in affection, your big blue eyes crinkling in laughter when you smile, your sweet hugs, your squeals of joy, your bubbly laughter, and your fingers curling around one of ours when you lay your head on our shoulder at night are more rewarding than any parent could ever ask for.

Each night when we close the day in prayer, we thank Jesus because he has blessed us more than any person deserves to be blessed. He has given us you, and he has caused our hearts to overflow with love for you. He has given us a song of rejoicing, and he has made us so happy that we are your parents. Our prayers for you are that you may find an unquenchable, fiery love for the Lord, and that you may one day find the joy in being a Godly man, husband, and loving father.

We love you, son... and we're so proud of you, and you make us sooooo, so very happy! Continue to grow strong, continue to love, and continue to be happy in the careless and innocent way that only a child can be!

Happy birthday, Hunter!

Love, Mommy and Daddy

REVISED: Stop the presses, y'all!! My very own dad left me a real-live comment! I'm rendered practically speechless ... not totally speechless ... but practically speechless!

17 comments:

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday Hunter! Today is my little man's 2nd birthday as well! I can't believe how fast the time flies!

Susanne said...

Happy, happy birthday, Hunter! Where on earth has the time gone! You are just adorable!

Big Daddy said...

Now my daughter you know of the great JOY of birth as well as the trials and tribulations of parenthood. It is all a great blessing of the Lord. It is said that ..."the child is father of the man..". Let it be so in your all's life. I am so proud of both of you - but especially my kid who was once a 2 year old delight also. Love ya - Dad

chilihead said...

Oh Happy Birthday Hunter! You are adorable.

Peach said...

Oh . . . my . . . I got big tears running down my cheeks just looking at that slide show of your sweetie. Thinking back to all you shared and the long journey to Hunter . . . what a precious blessing!

Happiest of birthdays to you, sweet Hunter. You are filling up a place in your mama and daddy's heart to overflowing. God's richest blessings on all of you!

Molly Coddled said...

You are a boy, Hunter and real boy! The last time I saw you, you were just a babe. Happy Birthday, little guy. Continue to bring joy and smiles to your sweet mama because she deserves it. She does the same for everyone else.

Katrina said...

Aw, the pictures in that slideshow are so adorable. Happy Birthday, Hunter!!

Terri said...

Oh, he is a cutie!

Paige said...

Oh how Sweet! Happy Birthday to Hunter. The pictures are darling! I hope it's a wonderful weekend.

Shalee said...

Happy Birthday to GiBee's sweet boy!! (and Whoa!!! Your dad left a comment?! Bonus!)

The Lucky One said...

Happy Birthday to your sweetie! Love your blog I found you from BooMama! :) It's all so fun.

Lisa (SAH in Suburbia) said...

Love the music. Happy Birthday to your cutie!

Beth/Mom2TwoVikings said...

Awwww...*sniff, sniff* You are so blessed. Happy b-day Hunter! God bless your upcoming year!!

Diane said...

Happy Birthday to your little man!!!!! AND, welcome to bloggity-ville Grandpa!

Diane

Sandy said...

GiBee, Hunter is so darn cute! You really are blessed :) Come on over and see my baby's 11th birthday pictures :)
Sandy

aggiejenn@ReflectingHim said...

Happy Birthday, Hunter! (Sorry I'm late with this...things have been a little crazy around here the last couple of weeks!)

May you grow up knowing how amazing Jesus is. Your mommy and daddy are so blessed to have you in their lives!!

Now, stay out of trouble and try not to give your parents a heart attack! ;-)

Org Junkie said...

Okay I WAY late on this too but happy belated birthday Hunter!! My guy will be two in November!

Laura