Nine. 9. IX. Nueve.

Nine. 9. IX. Nueve.

9 years.

3288 days.

78,912 hours

284,083,200 seconds.

That’s how long it’s been since you entered this world.

After hours and hours of labor, you came screeching into our lives.

Pink and skinny. A few weeks early.

Hungry and squirmy. Glad to have room to move.

The light of our lives. The answer to our prayers.

Our hopes and dreams were handed to us in a pink and blue striped blanket, swaddled as tight as a burrito.

At 9:19pm on May 21, 2003, we became a family of three.

Complete. Whole.


Happy Birthday, Charlie!

May Heaven be extra sparkly and the source of endless chocolate cake today.

Don’t forget to share with your friends! 

We’ll be celebrating with chocolate cake and pizza and wishing you were here to enjoy it.

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  1. hugs xoxo
    Beth recently posted..Six MonthsMy Profile

  2. Love, honey!

  3. Happy Birthday to Charlie! I just hope you will enjoy everything you do and spend time with the family always.. Good luck and may you have more quality time together..
    Annie recently posted..Getting Healthy TodayMy Profile

  4. *hugs*

    You’ll all be in my thoughts today.

    Take care,

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  5. Love the cake…..wish I were there to enjoy the party with you ! Love Nana

  6. Holding the four of you in my heart today – and squeezing a little tighter.
    Dana recently posted..Sunday SecretMy Profile

  7. I bet his party up there is sparkly as F!


  8. Chrissi says:

    Sending so much love.. so much!

  9. (hugs)
    thepsychobabble recently posted..I can have a nap now, yes?My Profile

  10. Huge love and hugs to you. Love, Dawne
    Dawne recently posted..I WANNA WEAR THE WIG THIS TIME !My Profile

  11. Happy Birthday, Charlie!

    Jana – I’m sending love and hugs and thoughts of good things to your family today. <3
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  12. Happy Birthday, Charlie!

  13. I love my Charlie. I think of him when I hear my wind chimes.
    Aunt Becky recently posted..When Roses Attack!My Profile

  14. Happy birthday, Charlie. And love to you all.
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  15. Love and hugs and prayers throughout the day…

  16. Love you, lady.


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