Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy birthday Henry!

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And suddenly, you are two. And I turn two today, too, in a way. Because like that commercial says, the one that always makes me cry, "when a child is born, so is a mother." When you arrived I was new also. When the nurse put you in my arms that was my very first moment of this journey, right along with you. And in so many ways that comforted me. When I didn't really know what to do, when I felt like I was a little lost and not sure how it all worked, I remembered that we were both learning, we were both on that same exact path, from the very beginning.

There are so many amazing moments from the past two years that I couldn't even begin to summarize them into a paragraph, a page, a novel. But what I will say is this: when I first saw you, when your Daddy held you up next to me so I could see the little baby they had just pulled out of my body, I felt my entire world shift to make you the center. Everything in my life clicked into place right then and there, and I can't even begin to express what a beautiful thing that is.

Now when we walk you hold my hand- my little man, my little heart who is so loving and so kind. You're funny, sweet, sensitive and wild. You laugh hard and smile often. It's hard to believe it's been an entire two years since you made your way into this world because you've already touched so many lives and brought smiles to so many faces. You're truly our light and I thank the universe every single day that you chose me to be your mama.

Happiest birthday Henry, I am so lucky to call you my son.

xoxo

video from last year:


Happy 1st Birthday, Henry! from DH on Vimeo.

21 comments:

  1. All three of you are wonderful! Looking at your son, I realize that I want one more baby(my son is now a year and 2 months) It is a beautiful time, while they are so young! :)

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  2. Aaaw the video made me a bit sentimental! How adorable!

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  3. Happy Birthday Henry! This post made me a little emotional such a beautiful family

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  4. Awww this post made my morning!! Happy birthday Henry!!!
    Your blog inspires me every day, makes me so excited to be a Mom one day!!!
    Hope you have an amazing day today!!!

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  5. Happy Birthday Henry!


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  6. Congratulations! This post definitely made me cry. Probably because my little girl turns two tomorrow! I share a lot of your feelings :) That video is absolutely precious.

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  7. This post is seriously so sweet!I've seen this video before but it got me again. You have such a beautiful family! Happy Birthday Henry!
    -K

    oh and p.s. Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  8. Oh my words, I cried. This was the loveliest thing ever. x

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  9. Happy birthday! you are a beautiful mother and its crazy to think henry is only 2! what? Over the next few years he will grow and grow !

    Barniclesx

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  10. Happy birthday, Henry! I hope you all have a fantastic Thanksgiving! ♥

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  11. Well I sobbed. That was beautiful. It just flies by, doesn't it? Happy BIRTHday to BOTH of you. So much to be thankful for when love like this exists in the world. Have an amazing day!

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  12. That commercial gets me EVERY TIME too. I just had my first little 7 weeks ago and I may be a little hormonal still. That and the commercial when the brother comes home for christmas are the two that always get me... So I accidentally stumbled on your blog when I thought I was at another blog, but now I follow you! So glad I did!! :)

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  13. That post and video made my heart happy. Happy birthday Henry!

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  14. This post and video made me cry! I look forward to the day when I start my own little family like you have, it makes me so happy to have that to look forward to.

    I hope you never stop writing on this blog, so many of us love your little family and even though I am from so far away, I am always in a better mood for reading your musings <3

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  15. You are a beautiful mother and its crazy to think henry is only 2! what? Over the next few years he will grow and grow !

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  16. Wow.. that really brought tears to my eyes. Motherhood seems like such a beautiful thing. So amazing

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  17. Beautiful! I had a tear in my eye reading this. There is nothing quite like being a mother.

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  18. Danielle, this was beautiful. Brought some tears to my eyes watching that video & reading this. Henry is precious. What a smiley baby he was in that video. It made me smile!

    Happy Birthday, Henry!

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  19. Happy Birthday, Henry.

    The video is so precious ;__;

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