03 August, 2010

birthday balloons.

today you turn 4.

FOUR.

woosh.

There was a distinct feeling present
at the birth of each of you boys. . .

each different.
each powerful beyond description.

and for you, sweet Lincoln,
the moment you were born,
that room was FILLED to the brim with JOY.

absolute joy in it's very purest sense.

Everyone felt it.

Complete happiness.

and it was thick. tangible. and indescribable.

No one (doctors and nurses included)
could stop smiling or outright laughing out loud with joy.

It was completely infectious.

YOU are completely infectious.

Every perfect little part of your perfect little spirit.

You still fill our lives with absolute joy.

Every minute.

of every single day.

We love you big boy!!!

Love,

Mommy

13 comments:

Lois Sparks said...

Happy birthday, Lincoln! :) Happy birthday to you and me! :) Have a wonderful, wonderful day!

richie said...

You seriously ROCK Lincoln! I LOVE YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!!! Happy Birthday bro!!!

Annie Link said...

Lincoln! You are my happiest thought!! Happy, Happy, HAPPY Birthday! I. LOVE. YOU!!

Kahilau said...

Wow, that is a lot of birthdays all at once for your family. You have a wonderful way of celebrating each of them! So fun! Happy birthday to ALL!

shari berry bo-berry said...

it's been like the norton family birthday month, i swear! holy cow woman! how do you do it? such a sweet pic...and sweet memory of his birth! :)

shelly said...

OH, Lincoln! Grandpa and I love you SOOO MUCH! We had so much fun being with you at your birthday party! Happy Birthday!

Watson Family said...

Oh goodness... he's ADORABLE! Happy Birthday!

Damaris said...

I remember him on our first Halloween party in Hawaii when Enzo was a couple months old and Lincoln was, I guess 2 months old. I could barely handle my one kid and you gracefully mothered 3 did some awesome activity with the kids. I can't remember what but I'm sure they loved it. I remember looking at Lincoln, I think he was only wearing a diaper, and thinking "lucky, so so lucky!"

snoring solutions said...

Thanks for the kind words and the plugOH, Lincoln! Grandpa and I love you SOOO MUCH! We had so much fun being with you at your birthday party! Happy Birthday!Really enjoying your blog a great deal! Thank you!

Kristen said...

Who hangs balloons from the ceiling? That's AWESOME.

theresa said...

Sorry these wishes are so belated but never any less sincere...happy birthday to you, richie & lincoln! many happy returns to you all ~

stay beautiful x
t

Life with Kaishon said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful baby. Time flies, doesn't it? I love your blog. Every post is powerful and profound. What a great place.

Christina said...

My daughter's birthday is August 9, 2006... pretty close these two are. :)

PS. I LOVE BALLOONS!

Nobody can be uncheered by a balloon. ~Winnie the Pooh