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2 Years Ago…

15 May

2 years ago was the day that one of my deepest longings was fulfilled in my life ~ I became a mother.

Not much about that day evokes fond memories for me ~ the waiting in the hospital for my c-section, the anticipation of knowing that my precious baby wasn’t growing inside the womb anymore but not knowing why, the mounting fear of the unknown, both of surgery as well as a foreboding that something was wrong with my long-awaited bundle of joy, and the terror of being ushered into a sterile operating room, removed from familiarity and family for those seemingly never-ending few minutes before Curtis was allowed in.

All that changed in an instant for me, however, when I heard the sound that every mother-in-waiting longs to hear, the moment your precious miracle enters the world and you hear their first tiny, raspy cry as they suck air into their lungs for the very first time.  And the ensuing words from Curtis, “oh Karyn, he is PERFECT”.

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He knew.  He knew the moment he saw Jake for the very first time that he had Down syndrome.  But his answer to me was so indicative of what we felt about Jake from the first moment on and what we have continued to be more and more convinced of ~ that he is perfect.  He is this little tiny fireball of energy, of enthusiasm, of joy, of love for life, of curiosity, of stubbornness, of perseverance, of sociability, and of love.

We couldn’t be more proud to be Jake’s parents.  Happy 2nd Birthday to my baby boy.  We love you so much Jake.

He was kind of out of it and really grumpy at the beginning of the party, but he snapped out of it eventually:)

He was kind of out of it and really grumpy at the beginning of the party, but he snapped out of it eventually:)

Opening presents and reading cards!

Opening presents and reading cards!

Jake was way more into the presents this year than last year.  Here is enjoying his new Lightning McQueen chair:)

Jake was way more into the presents this year than last year. Here is enjoying his new Lightning McQueen chair:)

He loved the sparkler on the cake!  And then about ten seconds after this picture was taken, his quick little hand shot out and grabbed a HUGE handful of icing off the cake:)

He loved the sparkler on the cake! And then about ten seconds after this picture was taken, his quick little hand shot out and grabbed a HUGE handful of icing off the cake:)

Family:)

Family:)

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Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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6 responses to “2 Years Ago…

  1. Kathy L

    May 15, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Dear Karyn,

    Thank you for your honest heart. For your human-ness. For your realness. For loving your boys so very fiercly…. and for letting us into your day to day world….. Thank you. Happy Birthday Jake… I won’t call you Baby Jake, because you are no longer a baby, but a force to be reckoned with….. even though to in your Momma’s eyes you will grow – and already are : ) – into an amazing young man…. you will always be her baby boy…. and that is a very good thing.

     
  2. Leah

    May 15, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Happy Birthday. Beautiful post!

     
  3. Maureen Slater

    May 15, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Happy Birthday Jake!! Your Gramma and Poppa agree with your Daddy when he said……….”You are PERFECT”!!! We love you so much Jake! Have a wonderful Birthday!!!
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxo

     
  4. Jenny

    May 17, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Beautiful. Happy Birthday to Jake 🙂

     
  5. Laura

    June 2, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Happy Birthday Jake!

    Laura
    downsyndromeupupupandaway.blogspot.com

     
  6. Laura Janson

    June 18, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Happy, happy belated birthday Jake!!!!!!

     

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