Tuesday, March 13, 2012

" To become a real boy you must prove yourself brave, truthful, and unselfish." ~ Pinocchio ~ Our Jake Matthew is Eleven ...

A real boy indeed. This sweet and gentle child of mine.


 A child I waited patiently, and sometimes, not so patiently for. And when he arrived, it was as if he had always been, right here with us, all along.


  He fit just perfectly, and we wondered how it was that we had made it thus far in this life, without him.



Often we look at him in wonder and in awe, his 'other mother's' and I, and we remark on how quickly the time has passed.


We talk about he boy who stands before us and we ponder on what this young man will all too soon become. But mostly we just enjoy the now. The brave, the truthful and the unselfish. The kind, the brilliant and the humble.





This beautiful, beautiful boy of ours.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday sweet, gentle Zake. You truly are all those words your mother has written. Awesome choice of pictures Heather.

Aunt Bluebelle

Anonymous said...

Heather - forgot to mention - the quote is: spot on!


stephanie said...

Jake you are absolutely THE coolest 11 year old IN THE WORLD!!
I don't even have to meet you in person to know that!

Have a great birthday filled with every thing just the way you want it!!!!

Kristen's mom said...

Happy Birthday!
I love the curly hair little boy. In our family, the boys get the curls and the girls don't get any at all.

Cammie Heflin said...

He is an amazing young man! So glad that I'm blessed enough to know him! Happy Birthday Jake!

The VW's said...

Happy Birthday Jake!!!

He is such a handsome young man, and he seems so mature for 11 years of age!.....You are one blessed Momma! : )

Becca said...

Happy birthday to Jake!! Sweet and gentle, brave, truthful and unselfish...I would imagine nothing different from a child of yours.

The Annessa Family said...

Beautiful! Happy birthday!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Jake,

Great Aunt Bluebelle talks about you (and the rest of the Needham family) with such love,joy and admiration. Enjoy your day.

Her friend.

colleen said...

Happy Birthday Jake!
sounds like you are unique in that you are the only BOY in your family to have a birthday in March! Celebrate being eleven!

Elizabeth said...

He IS so beautiful and sweet and even if you didn't tell us, I would know him to be gentle and good. Happy Birthday to your Jake.

blogzilly said...

You are, like, the Queen of Retrospection right now...

just jean said...

Happy Birthday to Jake! May your music and spirit soar during this next year!


Love the pictures. Love this post! happy Birthrate special boy!