Sunday, June 7, 2009

17 Months

Jackson went in for surgery on Wednesday and today you wouldn't even know it! We seriously can't believe how fast he bounces back... The surgeries were successful and we are now on the road to recovery. Phew. One more down.

Today Jackson is 17 months and I just can't believe it! Time feels so slow in some ways and then vanishes so quickly in others. We are loving this season with our boy - he is so fun and his personality so vibrant! He absolutely LOVES people and he cracks us up! I find myself laughing regularly at his crazy antics.

The other day when I got him up, this is what I found:

Talk about bedhead! I still find myself laughing when I see it!

I also wanted to take the time to thank a couple amazing people who have given us incredible gifts. Gifts, not only thoughtful, but unbelievably personal and creative! These people are seriously talented!

First, I want to thank Vanessa of Beloved Jane - an incredibly talented artist and friend! She made me this gorgeous sterling silver necklace stamped with the following:

I can't even tell you how much I adore this necklace! Vanessa, I am amazed by the heart and creativity of your work. Thank you for giving me such a priceless gift. You can also find her here.

And it doesn't end there! Awhile back, I was reading my friend Emery's blog - this post to be exact. While reading I noticed an adorable blanket given to her sweet boy Myer. I loved it! So I looked up the company that made it - Admiral Road. I felt inspired by their sweet and creative designs and so I emailed them to let them know. A few weeks later I received this in the mail:

Admiral Road read our story and were touched by it and put a personalized blanket in the mail for Jackson. And it couldn't have been a more perfect choice! Jackson's favorite stuffed animal is his Curious George (he sleeps with it every night) and he absolutely ADORES monkeys! I put it up on his wall over his crib for now as he loves to look at it... What a beautiful, thoughtful gift. This blanket will be treasured for years to come.

I am constantly amazed by the generosity and grace displayed by people I come across. You inspire me. You move me. You overwhelm me. I want to be more like you.


Joy Howse said...

Glad to hear that Jackson is doing so well. He and the entire family have been in my thoughts and prayers the past few days. Praying for continued healing.

Jamie said...

Hi Halle! Jenn told me the great story about the blanket you received and I am just now stopping by to see it. It's so nice and I love his curious george monkey too! Hope you guys are doing good. Love, Jamie

ps the necklace is so special too!