Wednesday, November 18, 2009

happy baptismaversary Jackson!

I'm not sure if Hallmark makes a card for this, but two years ago today my best friend Renee's son Jackson was baptised and she and her husband asked me to be his godmother.

Of course, I was thrilled and honored.

Look at this guy, how could I not?!



I remember the day when Renee called me and told me that she was pregnant; I was in Iowa and Steve and I were driving to visit some friends of his. It was mid-morning, I think the day before Thanksgiving. He was born the following summer, on July 4th. When I got off the phone with Renee, I called my mother at school to tell her the news, and then I think I called my father, my grandmother and my sister, haha. Of course, we were all so excited and happy.

Now, two and a half years later, Jackson is really the funniest boy I know. He's a rascal, he's rambunctious and just hilarious. The stories that Renee tells never fails to make me laugh and my biggest regret is that I live so far from him and can't see him every day or every week or even once a month. Despite that, he knows me and remembers me and every time he does see me, I get big hugs and kisses, and really, what is better than that?

6 comments:

Chef Liz said...

Aw! Happy Baptismaversary!

Rachel H. said...

So sweet!! I love those photos from when they are little and all curled up with you. They grow up so fast!

notsojenny said...

isn't it amazing that when a small child we love so much even so much as recognizes us it warms our hearts?
i know exactly how you feel, i don't get to see my god children nearly enough but just the fact that they know me when they see me makes my life.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I LOVE that picture. It reminds me of my Oliver when he was baptized around that age. All chubby and baldy and asleep. So cute!

Katelin said...

aw this is such a sweet post, happy baptismavserary jackson! :)

Mzchef said...

That is one of my favorite pictures of you (both)! I can't believe that was 2 years ago! He really does love his aunt Lexi.

We wish you were closer, but we love you lots and lots. We'll see you in December and get lots of hugs, kisses and cuddles and pictures in!