Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Jackson

Jackson turned 6 on December 28, 2010. Jackson is our first born grandchild! Veronika is older, but we didn’t have the blessing of knowing her since birth. When Jackson was born, he was the first baby in the family for so long. Ron and I were ready to be grandparents!

I will never forget the day Jackson was born. We had all had a hard Christmas. Amanda had gone to Romania, not getting home in time. We had a ice storm. I was sick. But more than that, his Mommy had been working long hours as a nurse. Jackson arrived almost 4 weeks early!

It didn’t matter if everyone was ready or not, Jackson was ready to start his life! Jackson still has that attitude. Life is exciting and he is ready to get going! He is such an energetic, positive young man! Always ready for new adventures.

This past weekend Poppa took Jackson and Tucker riding on the 4 wheeler. Jackson wanted to go faster and faster! Tucker and Poppa were too cold to keep going.

When Jackson was so little, we were babysitting, I was reading to the boys. Jackson was young enough that he was still learning to talk. Jackson told me, “I love you Dodi”! That was one of the sweetest things I have ever heard! To have a grandchild tell you they love you!

Jackson started kindergarten this year. He seems to be a very smart young boy! And he is very friendly. Jackson was chosen as the “Ambassador” for his class, the child who helps new kids adjust to school.

Jackson became a big brother at a young age, 16 months. He is such a good big brother. He loves Tucker so much. He is sweet to his cousins, actually just sweet to everyone. Now Jackson gets to be a big brother again, where he will actually be a bigger brother. He will have a new baby brother or sister this summer! He is alreay concerned about taking care of another baby! Jackson and Tucker both are going to enjoy having a baby sibling!

You can tell that Jackson is going to be successful at whatever he does. He cares so much about his abilities, whether school work or sports! He wants to do it right! Unless it involves craft work, he doesn't really care about that. I find this really funny, because his Dad didn't really care about fine motor skills either, no coloring or cutting! I am convinced that it is perfectly fine not to color within the lines!

I have taken Jackson, Tucker and Veronika to the Childrens Theater this year! I love having special activities to do with the kids. Jackson has such a great imagination. He comes up with some great stories. His Mom and Dad read novels at night, so Jackson has a very sophisticated literary background!

I love that Jackson is brought to Awana and chapel at East Union. Jackson is learning more Bible scripture than most of us adults know! He has such a sweet heart! He cares about others and he loves Jesus!

We have been blessed to enjoy these years with Jackson.


Paula said...

Thank You for the sweet birthday tribute! He is lucky to have such great grandparents.

Kay said...

Donna, I loved hearing your very heartfelt memories of your firstborn grandchild. Jackson will have so many special memories with his Dodi.