Thursday, April 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Jacob!

April 24, 1988 was one of the best days of my life. On that day at the age of 7, I got what I had been asking God for most of my little, young life. For 7 years I had been begging Mom and Dad for a little brother or sister and finally I had gotten what I had wished for. He was the cutest, sweetest baby I had ever seen (granted at the age of 7, I hadn't been around too many babies). Bless his heart - he kind of grew up with 2 moms - our mom and ME! I tortured him when he was little. I would MAKE him sit in a school desk as I read story after story to him and all of my stuffed animals. Then, I would write questions on my monogrammed chalkboard (I know you guys are all shocked that I had a monogrammed chalkboard). Needless to say, he has EXCELLENT reading comprehension skills! HA!

Jacob and I have always been close and I am so blessed to have such a sweet and tenderhearted brother who would move mountains for me if I needed them moved! He is an awesome person and I love him more than I can ever tell him and I cannot imagine how our family would have been without him. I'm definitely glad I begged for a sibling! :)

I love you Jacob and Happy 21st Birthday!

This is a picture of us and the way we always sat in the recliner. I found this picture when I was cleaning out some keepsakes and scanned it in. How cute are we (even though my ribbon is all crazy on my head)

This is a picture from Christmas day at my parents' house.


Anonymous said...

Ya know, I think there is something wrong with making your brother cry on his birthday. Thanks for asking for another kid.... helped me out a little too. Thank you for my reading skills, and being the best sister anyone could ask for. I Love You!!
- Jacob

Ashley said...

I have to tell you that this is so sweet! I love the picture of you and Jacob in the chair together!