Happy 1st Birthday, to our sweetest sunshine, Jackson David

When I was pregnant (and before I had any idea how much work a baby would be), I documented every week of my growing belly with our sweet boy.  My plan was to put a book together with the weekly pictures and fun information about how he was growing, etc.  Then he was born , and I learned once you have a kid, there is no time for the extra work :-p  I did write an "intro" for this non-existent book, and it brings tears to my eyes as I read it now.  I've decided that each year, I will write a special note for Jackson, and give it to him when he's a little older and can (maybe) appreciate it. ----- 0 Years Old -----

To our son, Jackson David Foster:

This book is our journey together through my pregnancy with you.  To my precious baby boy, I can’t wait to be your mama.

From the day I found out I was pregnant with you, I’ve loved you more than you will ever know.  You have been the most wonderful, easy-going baby throughout this pregnancy, not causing your mama any problems.  I think this will be an indication of your personality, my sweet Aries.  Taking care of you and teaching you all that I can sounds like the most rewarding thing I could possibly do with my life.

I can’t wait until you meet your daddy!  He’s the most wonderful man and I know he’s going to be such a great daddy to you. He may be stern with you at times, but always remember it is for your best interest and he loves you so.  I completely trust him to take care of all of us for our whole lives.

Welcome to this beautiful world and welcome to your family, sweet boy.  Your dad and I can’t wait to meet you- you are our greatest blessing. We love you with our whole hearts.

With so much love my sunshine,

Your Mama

----- 1 Year Old -----

Oh Jackson David.  How do I begin to tell you how much you mean to us--  “I love you” just doesn’t seem to be enough.

We could have never imagined how much our lives would change when you entered our world.  You made our hearts bigger and have filled them with so much love from the very start.  Each day, we fall more in love with you.  You have been the best baby we could have asked for, and we love to watch your personality develop each and every day.  You bring such joy to our worlds with every smile and every laugh.  You have made us a mama and a dada, and that means more to us than you'll ever know.

You are our sunshine, our greatest adventure, and our dream come true.  We will love you forever and always, our sweet son.

Mama and Dada