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Friday, September 01, 2006

6 Months

1 Year

"All is real, sweet, and pure..." ~ Jane Eyre

Happy First Birthday to my Nephew, Jack Krikor!

I have sat here for an hour trying to put into words what I know I cannot: the love I have for this child. Nothing I type seems good enough for my baby on this special day. This love is beyond cliches, so instead I shall let actions speak louder than words and go begin work on his homemade birthday cake. Thank you to all of you readers who have commented in the past when I post about him; you truly make my day. I think what bonds us all the most sometimes is the humanity we share as mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. There is no greater love, and my wish for Jack on this birthday is that every child in this world is loved as much as he is, because every child, no matter what ethnicity or religion or culture, deserves such a love.


Blogger schaumi said...

When my oldest was born I felt that a great secret had been revealed to me. I couldn't quite put my finger on it. Then I realized what it was......
unconditional, overwhelming, protective love...
for both my sons.

Your nephew is lucky to have you..
....and he's just ADORABLE!
I wanna pinch those cheeks...gently of course..

12:57 AM  
Blogger Bird said...

Oh I love these pictures.

I love babies. They are so innately smart, and wondrous and and full of possibility - and they are so able to take the world as it is. Sigh. I love baby energy.

Happy birthday to Jack! Hip hip hurrah!

12:59 AM  
Blogger work in progress said...


I'll bet that at 6 months Mr. Jack got a lot of cheek pinching.


7:51 AM  
Blogger Ryane said...

What a sweet little face!! Oh I just want to squeeze those cheeks...

8:23 AM  
Blogger afromabq said...

i just want to pinch those cheeks....or smell his neck and run my fingers all through those locks....and he doesn't even belong to me! you must be totally smitten! happy b-day jack!

9:50 AM  
Anonymous Jimmy said...

Being an uncle, I to share that love for a baby that you cant imagine you were ever even able to feel. It is more intense than any other emotion. Hold on to him tightly, my niece is in Houston, and although I see her about every 3 to 4 months, I cant help but think there are going to milestones in her life that I will not be there for. Enjoy every minute you have with him ;)

10:41 AM  
Blogger Marty said...

I'd say the single greatest moment of my life was the day I got to babysit my neice, when she was 5 months old. Holding her while she slept, her little heart beating softly near mine..wow.

Words don't really do it justice.

Happy Birthday Jack!!!
What a great post.


1:06 PM  
Blogger ThursdayNext said...

Schaumi ~ I have to say one of the most amazing things to witness is seeing my sister realize the same things as you! Your sons are so fortunate to have you as a mother.

Birdie ~ Baby energy is amazing, especially when it passes on from the baby into your veins. :) Jack says thank you for the birthday wishes!

WIP ~ His tomato cheeks are his best feature next to his eyes!

Ryane ~ In Armenian we say "mooshalah" when we pinch cheeks...its actually Arabic for "how sweet!" :)

PToes ~ I love twisting his little curls, though they are definitely going to be getting a trim after today! We wanted to wait until after he was one so we could cut the lock of hair to save. :)

Jimmy ~ It is even hard for me knowing that she is in Houston. One of the best parts of you is how you are with children; you are amazing! Anytime you need a fix, you know Missy and Jack would love to see you! I just can't wait until we take Jack shopping in a few years for his Kindergarten wardrobe. Uncle Jimmy is leading the way at Americana, so the aunts and mom will take a backseat and sip iced coffees at Cipolini while you and Jack do your Baby Polo thang! I am depending on YOUR taste to influence Jack: expensive. hee hee Love you, dahling.

Marty ~ You sweetiepie! I know you are on vacation, so your comment means so much to me since you are taking the time to wish Jack a happy first! xoxo

3:07 PM  
Blogger Josephine said...

Holy Moly, he's adorable! Look at that gorgeous black hair!!!

3:12 PM  
Blogger Clearlykels said...

beautiful post! Beautiful pictures! Beautiful baby boy! Seriously, those curls, those cheeks-- what a wonderful combination.

Happy Birthday Jack!!!!

You are the dearest aunty. Jack is a very lucky, well-loved boy.

3:17 PM  
Blogger Buffy said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

4:37 PM  
Blogger ThursdayNext said...

Thank you Jo, Kels, and Buffy! :)

10:09 PM  
Blogger Steph said...

That 6 month picture is priceless! :)

I know the feeling of unconditional love for my children, that at times leaves me speechless. I can also appreciate that the love can be just as strong when you're an aunt. When my first neice was born, I realized that there was another human being besides my own daughters that I would lay down my life for. At the time it was a little surprising to feel it for a child that was not my own. But without question, it was just as real.

10:24 PM  
Blogger Connie said...

He is VERY schmoopie.

Hope his birthday was a blast

12:27 AM  
Blogger Mayden's Voyage said...

When my son was first handed to me in the hospital, after a very long and difficult delivery, I was overwhelmed with the absolute certainty that I KNEW EVERYTHING AND NOTHING, all at once.

Here was my very soul, wrapped up in a blanket- with blue eyes, and a button nose, and the most beautiful face I had ever seen.
I had never truly loved before that moment~

Oh Amy...what great picutures! How I love my nephews- and I loved my sisters son for 4 years before I had one of my own- and believe it or not, I worried my entire pregnancy that I would not love my own baby as much as I loved my nephew :)
I was wrong! (Thank God! :)

9:02 PM  

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