from there to here.

What a difference two years makes.


Two years ago I sat in this same seat, full to bursting, anxious, wistful. Saying goodbye to my only child. Waiting to meet my son.


Tonight I sit here again. Still full to bursting.


It’s just a different kind of full.

It’s in my heart.


Tomorrow my baby will wake up and we will celebrate him.

MeganNovember 19, 2009 - 9:09 pm

Happy Birthday!

Lacey ReimannNovember 19, 2009 - 9:38 pm

Hope B-Ro & fam have a wonderful birthday celebration all weekend!

Tina RNovember 19, 2009 - 9:56 pm

Happy Birthday, cutie!!

Stacey ReeseNovember 19, 2009 - 10:22 pm

Oh, I remember that letter! It brought tears to my eyes back then and it brought them again tonight. I had four years of “just us” time with my now 5-year-old girl and my little one is 18 months today. Our world has forever changed, but for the better. But, still miss those “just us” days. It’s tough to find moments alone with the older one now that she’s a busy kindergartner, ballet dancer and gymnast. 🙁 But, it’s all good. 🙂

SherrylNovember 19, 2009 - 10:28 pm

Awww… what a cutie-pie! Happy birthday!

CarmenNovember 19, 2009 - 10:58 pm

And I remember that post-the one where you were cherishing the last days of having one child…the first time a post brought me to flooding tears. Thanks for blogging.

GramaNovember 20, 2009 - 5:48 am

I have no doubt that your heart was full to bursting on that night two years ago, as well. The belly bursting was just a little more prominent! Beautiful pics, my girl.

KelleyNovember 20, 2009 - 6:34 am

Happy Birthday Ephraim!!

marianNovember 20, 2009 - 7:39 am

i rememberk that letter too. it makes me cry just to think about it. Happy bday E!

DaphneNovember 20, 2009 - 7:58 am

Happy Birthday, sweet boy!!!

KatherineNovember 20, 2009 - 8:41 am

Happy Birthday, sweet Ephraim!

How is it that I’ve known you long enough that I knew you for awhile before you had a baby who is now two!?

P.C.November 20, 2009 - 9:17 am

Happy Birthday Love! We’ll call you later tonight. Another beautiful year of being happy and healthy and so very blessed!

MarlaNovember 20, 2009 - 9:27 am

Happy birthday to your sweet little guy!!

AmyNovember 20, 2009 - 10:20 am

Happy Brithday Ephraim!

AmyJNovember 20, 2009 - 12:04 pm

Wow! Perfectly written. Beautiful baby, beautiful days. Happy Day!

SamanthaNovember 20, 2009 - 12:16 pm

Happy, happy birthday BRo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tara pollard pakostaNovember 20, 2009 - 1:18 pm

it’s bittersweet isn’t it?!
seeing them grow up, but WAY TOO FAST!
he is the most beautiful boy!

ToniNovember 20, 2009 - 1:51 pm

I have never forgotten that letter…I cried, of course! I was in the same position as you back then. With an almost 2 year little girl and me about to burst with Cooper. WOW! Life has certainly changed…for the better! Happy Birthday, B-Ro! You are a handsome little man!

AmyNovember 20, 2009 - 2:51 pm

Oh, look at that boy! Happy Birthday Buddy-Ro! We love you!!

j.j.November 21, 2009 - 1:57 pm

just crazy. how do we let all this aging happen in our children?

JenniferNovember 21, 2009 - 4:53 pm

And what a handsome little man he’s growing up to be! I LOVE this picture!!

robinNovember 21, 2009 - 9:40 pm

i still remember that before (avec baby belly) & after (with baby E in tow) pic at the hospital. OMG, I CANNOT BELIEVE your little one is TWO already! where did the time go????!!!

belated bday greetings b’ro!!!!

btw, i just love his baby pic all swaddled up — so lovely & so wonderfully serene.

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