Tuesday, December 6, 2016

A BIRTHDAY LETTER...










Dear Jake:


As of December 4, 2016, 
it has been 23 years 
since you came 
into our lives.






You took awhile to get here
 and I can remember
 your mom being so patient 
as she kept repeating
 during the process, 
"Come out baby, come out."  

Not at all 
being my own experience
 when she was being born!






But come out you did,
 and you have been living your life 
in that same kind
 and 
patient manner.






We are so proud
 of the way you give respect
 to your parents
 and to all of us
 who love you.






We are so proud
 of the choices you are making 
in your life 
and...







...the friends
 that you surround
 yourself with.





You were so well loved 
by great-Grandpa
 and...





...Uncle Brent,
 who would have loved 
sharing his birthday
 with you
 today.






You are a kind 
and caring young man,
 quick to smile
 and lend a helping hand 
to whoever needs one
 and...






...I just couldn't resist 
showing how quick you are 
to turn the 
other cheek!






You have made,
 and are making, 
smart choices 
in life
 and we have no doubt
 that you will always
 be successful.






Some years ago 
you followed a path with Grandpa,
 holding tightly 
to his hand...






...and now
 you are on another path together, 
and the only difference to us is 
that Grandpa
 is now the one with 
the white hair!






Even though
 you are becoming a world traveler, 
you are,
 and always will be, 
our little boy.

  We were so proud of you back then
 and will continue to be so proud
 of the man you have become. 

 We hope
 that you will always know that.

  We will always have 
a hold of your hand.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY




Love you 
to the Moon 
and beyond...

XXOOXO,

Grandpa and Grandma






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15 comments:

  1. This is wonderful, Judy...Jake will love it.
    He's a lucky boy to have wonderful grandparents like you in his life.
    xo, T.

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  2. Judy, This is a great tribute to your grandson. I want to wish Jake a Happy Birthday. I hope his dreams come true. Blessings to all, xoxo, Susie

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  3. What a lovely birthday post!

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  4. Oh Judy, how great and what a wonderful grandson. MY sons Birthday is today and he turned 56 and I love him to the moon and back.

    Wishing Jake a wonderful Birthday and many many more.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  5. What a lovely post Judy Happy Birthday to your grandson God bless him !
    Blessing
    Isora
    XO

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  6. This is so, so sweet, Judy! I really enjoyed the pictures. He was a cutie as a child and is now a handsome young man. How proud he is making you.

    Happy Birthday to Jake!

    Jane

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  7. Happy Birthday to Jake! I just loved all of the pictures in this post, Judy. They speak volumes. Great post!

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  8. How sweet Judy. Your Grandson Jake is so handsome. I know it does your heart good to see him leading his life in such a positive way. Happy Birthday Jake.
    Kris

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  9. What a sweet post for your grandson Jake's birthday.

    Happy Birthday Jake ~ FlowerLady

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  10. Oh Judy what a beautiful birthday post to your dear grandson. It brought tears to my eyes the love you share with him. He is a handsome young man and what a blessing he is taking a wonderful path in life. Happy Birthday to Jake and God Bless him always.
    xo

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  11. What a precious tribute to your grandson and his birthday! He must be a very special young man. I love the two photos, one with "grandpa" leading him down the path, and the other one with him leading grandpa down the path!

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  12. Unbearably wonderful - it simply touches my soul!!!!

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  13. wonderful.. so many happy memories.. time flies by...

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  14. Judy,
    What a precious grandson you have!! My youngest son's birthday is December 7th..
    Hugs,
    Deb

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