Friday, September 28, 2012


Ten years ago I was 24 and in labor for the first time.

As the first born you were our test subject. 

Everything about parenting was new to us and we had to "figure it out" as we went along.

You were tough on your parents.

You were not one to go to bed easily, in fact we took you on many a trip in the car at night just to get you to fall asleep.

You had your quirks. 

For example when we were driving, and you had fallen asleep, you would cry anytime we came to a about always praying for a green light (and I may or may not have punched it a few times at yellow lights).

Over the years things got a little easier.

You grew more independent and always had a little twinkle of mischief in your eye.

You are one of my 3 greatest gifts.

To watch you grow up and become this sensitive, funny, and intelligent boy just blows my mind.

You are just so clever and now that you are getting older it is like talking to a real person.  We can talk about more grown up things.

I cannot wait to see how the next 10 years go.

Remember you are unique and special and when it comes to your life you can do anything you want.  We will always be here to support you.

Happy Birthday Owen!


  1. Beautiful post Rachel! I hope you're having a wonderful day together. Happy Birthday Owen xx

  2. Happy Birthday to my precious angel! Thank you for blessing us with this adorable grandchild (and his siblings!).

    Love always,

  3. Aww, how beautiful! Happy Birthday Owen! Enjoy your weekend and be well, Rachel.

  4. Awww, how adorable! I always love your birthday posts, sweet Rachel. So precious! Happy Birthday to your son!!!

  5. This is so sweet! It is amazing to see them grow- words almost can't say. Thanks for sharing and happy birthday to your little-big guy!

  6. Happy Birthday to your beautiful boy! My son is 10 too, and I find it's such a great age. The things he thinks about amaze me. :)

  7. This is such a touching post, Rachel. Happy 10th Birthday to Owen! :)

  8. What a beautiful post! My best friend just gave birth to her son (on September 29th). She's 25 years old, and I sent her a link of this. I think she'll find it to be just as sweet as I do. Happy Birthday to your little man!

  9. I got a little choked up during this one - probably because I know EXACTLY how you feel having your first baby reach double digits this year. Sigh.

    He's growing into such a handsome boy and a good big brother. You have a lot to be proud of! I love that picture of you two together! :o)