So thankful to all be HERE together to celebrate Jack on his birthday (last year Jason and I were in China, anticipating the "arrival" of our sweet baby girl, no doubt though, Jack was loved on and celebrated in a big way last year and for that we will always be grateful).
We celebrated Jack's birthday with family yesterday.
Hi. I'm Heather. And, I like themed birthday parties. This is like the "twelve" (no pun intended) step program for me. Jack confidently announced a couple of months ago that he did not want a theme this year.
While inside I was cracking, I knew that my themed family parties for him may be a thing of the past, and I had to accept it. He then decided on the type of cake he wanted and when asked what he wanted on it, he decided he wanted the UW-Madison W on it. Cool (well, mostly cool since I am a Marquette grad and all). Then he announced that he was going to wear a Wisconsin Badger tee and hat for his party. Nice. Kinda sounds like a theme to me! And, since it sorta sounded like a theme I laid aside my Marquette roots and got the whole family in Badger red.
I wrote a bit about Jack here ... I am so proud to be his Mama ... no doubt that he has his moments (don't we all?) ... but, his kind heart, his smile, his persistence, his love of others trumps those moments.
Jack, you are a good kid, and we thank God every day for the gift you are to this family. ~XO