Sunday, February 01, 2009

Babies Don't Keep



Just a year has passed, but in that year, a lifetime. Bun, you are one year old.

On this day last year, I heard your first cry.

On this day last year, they took you out of my arms when your first cry betrayed your early arrival.

On this day last year, your Dad and I could not hold you. We had to stand and scrub ourselves before looking at you from afar in your plastic bed.

On this day last year, I cried myself to sleep.

But a year of God's grace has passed, and now you are so near to me and so dear to me that I could not keep my hands from you if I tried. I hold you now because I couldn't then.

You are a darling dumpling of a boy, blue-eyed and golden-haired and dimpled cheeked. You have a ready smile, an impish style, a way to beguile, you're a lovely child. And you are ours.

How blessed. Happy Birthday, Bun.


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16 comments:

  1. Aimee! You made me tear up! That was so sweet :) Happy Birthday little Bun!

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  2. I love the photos at 1:02 and 1:27, and the last one, too! Happy Birthday, Bun!

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  3. Oh, he is so gorgeous. This year went by so fast! Happy Birthday, Bun!

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  4. He is a darling, dimpled boy.
    Happy Birthday, Bun!

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  5. That was great! Happy Birthday baby boy!

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  6. Happy Birthday to my God-bun! A present is on the way from Aunt Amy and Uncle Scott.

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  7. Happy Birthday Bun!

    What a sweet post!

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  8. Anonymous3:23 PM

    He is just too cute- It is amazing how quickly these NICU grads catch up and Grow and grow and grow! Hope he has a great day!
    Mirabella MOM
    PS- Happy b-day to your dad- isn't it his b-day too?

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  9. How awesome that is. It seems sometimes like a year can be a lifetime, then after that year is over it seems like it went by too fast. How blessed you are to have Bun! Take care! ;0)

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  10. That was awesome. Happy birthday to your beautiful guy!

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  11. That was so sweet!!! And Bun is so cute, with those chubalicious cheeks and all. Happy birthday to him! Hope he loved his cake.

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  12. Oh, this couldn't be more precious. Happy Birthday Bun!! I would type more but I am all teary-eyed!

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  13. Okay, I am a day late, but Happy Birthday, Bun! How could it be a year already? Love the pictures and the video! We are gonna have to get these boys together someday!

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  14. What a beautiful blessing! Thank you for sharing your beautiful baby.

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  15. Awwwww, happy birthday, Sweet Bun!
    (He sounds just like the perfect breakfast treat! ;) )

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  16. That cake looks yummy, but not as yummy as the birthday boy. A Happy Happy to Bun and his lucky Grandpa!!

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