Saturday, February 6, 2010

Bad Hair day - good birthday

Today is my sweet son's birthday. 12 years ago today he entered my world and changed it forever. He was the sweetest little baby - always smiling, babbling and goofing around. He made us laugh and we adored him from the first second. He is exactly the same 12 years later. This little man has the biggest heart. He has been taking such good care of his mother - always getting me blankets or drinks. Helping out without argument and lifting my spirits when he should be thinking about himself. His birthday was not quite up to par this year. I usually go all out - decorations, themes, amazing food. It just didn't happen this year - but that didn't seem to bother him. He is just so happy to be alive and I love that about him. I love you so much Jack - you make us so completely happy and we are so proud (and lucky) to be your parents. He was thrilled to get an electric guitar (little did he know I would have probably bought him a Ferrari if he had asked for one this year) and our house is filled with noise, er music already.

I also lost ALL of my hair today. It fell out in the shower and let me tell you this was WAY harder than shaving the long locks. I was not prepared for what I saw in the mirror. There was frustration and tears but I had my family here and they helped me through it. I am so glad to have Jack's birthday to counter act this event. I am sure he will remember his 12Th birthday as the one where his mom became bald but I am hopeful that his 13Th birthday will be one where he remembers his mom was cancer free and life was normal again.


Ve!! said...

I just happened by as I was clicking "next blog", and felt compelled to say Happy Birthday Jack.

Halokidd24000 said...

i say happy birthday

trulyjulie said...

thank you sharing a bit of your journey with us. helps me to know how to pray for specific stuff that is going on. much love sent your way.

Happy birthday to your awesome boy, Jack. He is always so polite and just a great all around kid.

ps... I always love your creative.

I notice you have more "followers" now...hmmm!!

Sally said...

Hi sweetie,

I remember the day Jack was born. When I came to see you, you were sitting in the hospital bed STARVING to death and anxiously awaiting a non-hospital CHEESEBURGER. :-) He was a very sweet baby and so much fun. My girls still talk about him and they haven't seen him in almost 3 years. That's unusual - he just has that effect on people! Happy Birthday, Jack!!!

I'm sorry about your hair this morning. Sounds like it shook you up a little bit. It's only temporary, and now that you have that out of your way, it's one more hurdle jumped, one step closer to this all being in the past.

I love you so much. I'm sending you a few extra prayers and an extra tight squeeze to help you through.

D said...

kristin, you have such an amazing way of looking at things, and jack is so incredibly BLESSED to have you as his mother!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JACK!!!!
the hair part of the day must've been so hard...i can't even imagine it,and am not sure what words would be most comforting. so i will just say that i am praying for you...for whatever you need right now for strength and encouragement! much luv, GF!

joy said...

Happy Birthday, Jack! The Newmans love you! We are so blessed to have you in our lives.

Kris, I was so sad not to be able to hug you yesterday. I know this is tough and I admire your honesty, strength and faith. I love you!

Tracey said...

Looks like Jack had a great birthday and he sounds like an amazing kid. I wouldn't have expected anything else from a child that has you as a mother. Happy birthday, Jack!

I already know you are, by far, the most gorgeous bald woman I could ever see. Hang in there and know I'm thinking of you.

Amber said...

I found your blog by clicking "Next blog". I am moved and humbled.