Birthday Boy

It happens every year, if you are lucky.  You have a birthday.  I don’t know why it should astound me that my children would age along with the rest of the world.  I love my boys with all my heart and love remembering the day(s) that they were born.  In fact, I think I tell them about the day they were born each year and I’m pretty sure they would prefer I stopped that tradition.  I won’t though….those three days were three of the best days of my life.

Today is Zachary’s seventh birthday.  He is no longer a little boy.  He’s creeping closer and closer to double digits.  His birthday seems a little more special somehow this year.  I guess coming home from the hospital the day before this birthday may have something to do with it.  Whatever the reason, we celebrated the heck out of this birthday from the comfort of our family room sofa, floor and Pizza Hut.

Actually, a lot of people helped spoil our guy this year.  Yesterday the nurses and staff on the Ward surprised Zack with birthday hats and birthday cake, singing and a present!  We had no idea what they were up to, but they sure know how to make a boy feel loved and special.  Since it was a surprise, I was only able to get a blurry photo, but I love it!  You can skip it if blurry pictures hurt your eyes, but you’ll miss seeing the joy it brought Zack.  We love all of our 3W nurses!

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Here is Zack with his present.  They sure know how to make a boy happy!  A remote control car!! Now that is cool.

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I don’t want any of our other nurses to be jealous.  We love you all, but I was only able to get one of you to be in this photo.  Zack loves Ms. Mia and she is super sweet to him…..even when he isn’t super sweet back….not that this ever happens.  We love our Walter Reed nurses because it is very evident that they love the kids they work with and that they have super big hearts.  They are pretty nice to the parents as well.

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Zack’s day didn’t start out so happy.  He had a lot of cramping and had trouble walking when he first woke up.  After an hour or so, he was up off the sofa with a little help from his soft pillow.


Nobody said abdominal surgery would be easy.


Happily, Zack’s day turned around.  A sweet friend from school asked his mom if he could please come and sit quietly with Zack.  They came over for a little bit and helped Zack feel better.  Then it was time for Grandma, presents and pizza and suddenly Zack was a new boy.  It’s amazing how that happens.


Happy Birthday Zack!  Let’s hope this year is the year your tummy finally feels better!!

0 thoughts on “Birthday Boy

  1. So glad it turned out to be a good day, the way birthdays are supposed to be. If you don’t mind, we’ll keep on praying, though.

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