Friday, February 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Ethan

Its hard to believe that its been 5 years ago today that this little guy came into the world and changed all of our lives forever. Little did we know that day, what a blessing he would be to us all. 2005 was the most difficult year of our lives, and having Ethan to help soften the blows that we would all live through, was truely a gift.
Little did we know at that time, what a wonderful Mom Jaryn would become. We use to tease her that she had never even taken care of a house plant before, and now she would be responsible for this living breathing little human being. In the blink of an eye this little bundle changed her forever.
Seeing your child become a mother is one of the most wonderful and rewarding of all experiences. I know now that this is why they say how amazing it is to be a grandparent. Not only because you blessed with this new baby to love, but you get to experience a change in your own children beyond anything else that has ever happened to them before.
I think it was little surprise to anyone how much his Papa would adore him.Or that he had decided his grandson's name should be Cooper, not Ethan, so no matter what Jaryn and Justin decided to name him, he would always be called Coop by his Papa. And still is...5 years later.

This is one of my favorite moments the next day.
Jaryn and I were alone, waiting for the car to be brought around to the hospital. I asked her if she would have ever believed she could ever love something this much, in less than 24 hours. She looked down at him as I took this picture and began to cry...and said she no, she could have never imagined.
Happy 5th Birthday Ethan! (Coop)
We love you

3 comments:

Tracy said...

My heart is melting, Susan, you write SO beautifully!
Such a treasure your blog memories are...thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

*sniff*sniff* :)

Mo said...

The time goes by so quickly. Happy 5th Birthday to Ethan!