A year ago today, we could not see what lay in store,
You were born 2 weeks early,
I could not keep you anymore.
Weighing at 7 pounds, 3 ounces,
and 19.5 inches long,
With the softest breath and sweetest cry,
you showed us you were strong. .
As Daddy stood close by my side,
we prayed you’d be okay,
Felt the peace of God’s sweet favor,
as they whisked my baby away.
Daddy had his boy all to himself,
while mommy got some rest,
God made sure that you were covered, cared for, and given nothing but the best. .
8 months of hardwork
To prepare you for the big day,
You went back to the NICU/ CVICU
for another 22 day stay.
Then finally reunited, with my fighter,
with my prince.
God assured me you would make it,
and I haven’t looked back since.
Celebrated your 9 month birthday NICU style,
You watched Elmo sing to you
with that big cute JoJo smile.
2 weeks later we got to hold you,
soon breathing all on your own!
January 31st it was finally time to take you home. .
All the prayers and well wishes,
sent from all around the world,
Plus God’s guidance, grace and mercy,
over our boy and our girls.
Why God chose us for a miracle,
we’ll never understand,
But we never doubt His purpose,
trusting in His perfect plan. .
As we go through life together,
I pray God keeps us from above,
That you know your father’s pride in you,
your sisters’ shining love,
That you cherish hugs from mommy,
that you always melt in our arms,
That you seek your own accomplishments,
and never lose your charms. .
Watching you gain independence, laughing
and playing alone,
Smiling, dancing, mimicking our sounds
and sitting on your own.
From not knowing if we’d make it,
to you turning one year old,
A reminder of His goodness,
that He’s always in control. .
Joseph you are a constant joy,
a precious dream come true,
You are a treasure,
mommy and daddy are proud of you.
May you enjoy your 1st birthday,
may you have nothing but fun!
Today is the day my Miracle Turns 1!