Happy Birthday, Darling Boy
My aunt and I were marveling over the fact that Declan turned eight today. My aunt who lives in Maryland while we live in Colorado. My aunt who works so hard to maintain a closeness with us that is felt with every phone call, every email, every note.
She said, “Remember that trip we made right after Declan was born? That first Thanksgiving he was with us? He and I had a moment, alone, during that trip. I snuggled him close and I whispered to him about how someday we would have long conversations on the phone about everything and about nothing. That we would just chat the day away.”
Then she told me about how they had that call yesterday. The day before his 8th birthday.
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awwww. that is the sweetest thing ever!
Awwww <3 I love your kid! Happy Birthday Declan!
Jen – we miss you!
And Melissa – I DID CRY. LOL. xo 😉
Happy Birthday Declan! Eight years. Wow. I remember how scary it was reading about his birth. And now its EIGHT YEARS LATER. OMFG.
Happy Birthday Dex! So cool that he can be so close to family on the other side of the country.
monstergirlee- I *almost* wrote a post about how, at dinner tonight – we talked about Declan’s birth – cause we realized it was right on top of his actual birth time – and I think he was ready to hear all the gory details finally! Like ALL the details, LOL.
oh man. I am crying too. – m
I had to stop myself for a moment at the end because you almost made me cry. I love my neices and nephews like nothing else. What a precious, sweet memory. Happy Birthday, Declan!
Awesome. It’s scary, them getting older, but it’s pretty great too. Happy birthday to your amazing boy.
Happy B day and congratulations to the parents.
My father used to call me on my oldest’s b-day and wish me a happy a fathers day, becasue that was the day I became a father. I would like to wish you a happy mothers day.
Amazing photos! Happy birthday Declan!
That is so sweet that your aunt works so hard to keep you guys close. Happy Birthday to D!
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He is so wonderful, Aimee! Happy birthday Dex.
He is so cool (and so is she). Happy birthday + 1 day, Declan!
Awww – Happy Birthday 🙂
My daughter is just a week older. I do love conversations with an 8 year old. They’re pretty cool.
Declan, Happy Birthday Sweetee. Amazing pics of him Aim.. he is such a beautiful young man.
I have tears in my eyes. I heart AH and Declan. Both so special
oh, that got me teary-eyed. 8 is big! hope you both enjoyed a great birthday.
(love that series of pictures).
That really is the sweetest thing. Happy Birthday, Declan! (cool name by the way)