December 20, 2010

the best present

Seven years ago today, in the middle of a big city, a small house was bustling with people and excitement. As the hours ticked by, the suspense could be felt in the air, until finally a hush spread through every room and there was a feeling of something miraculous about to take place. And then, a baby boy was born into a pool of warm water, hardly waking up enough to realize what had happened.
Surrounded by the rest of the family, I sat on the bed and watched my brother come into the world.




It was amazing. And although a little sister was what I wanted more than anything, the moment John was born, I knew another little boy was just what we needed.


An adorable baby brother...he was the best Christmas present I had ever received.


I am so blessed by John's constant smiles and hilarious jokes. He keeps me laughing...
all the time.
Happy Birthday Johnny!

4 comments:

crazycameragirl said...

So cute!!! Love the pictures and the way you told the story!

crazycameragirl said...

Tell John I said HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Lydia Jane said...

I did...thank you Ana!

Cathy Jew said...

Rachel, Steven and I enjoyed your pics Lydia....good job :D. Merry Christmas to you and your family!