Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Birthday and Fathers Day

20 years ago on fathers day (after 5 months of complete bed rest) I awoke to the realization that my water was breaking dripping.  Jackson wasn't due for another 6 weeks so I was concerned.  As it turned out he didn't make his entrance for a few more days.  They put me in the hospital and pumped me full of steroids to stimulate his lungs to develop.  It worked and on June 19th, 1991 my little 4lb 13oz  bundle came into this world screaming. It was the most wonderful sound in the world!   Being premature he was whisked away to ICU. 

Today that tiny little boy is now 20 years years old.  A blessing beyond words.

A loving son.

And brother

You have brought us so much joy and love.
We are so proud of you.

Happy Birthday Jackson!

Tom has been the best father to our children that  I could ever hope for.

With Molly in 1985

Jackson in 1991

He always has a hug.

Or a shoulder for them to lean on.

Your love, guidance, patience and yes, a lot little bit of hovering have helped and inspired them to be the best they can be.

I know how proud you are of them. 

Today I want you to know how proud I am of you!
I love you dearly.

Happy Fathers Day


  1. Great post Kathy! Where would we be without our guys?? They are indeed special!

    Happy Birthday Jackson!

  2. Great Pics! Hugs to your guys!