Thursday, July 16, 2009

Almost 12... Day 246 16JUL09

Joshua had a great day. He is feeling good and playing hard. He spent most of the day playing at home and went over to Grandma and Pa's this evening so Renee and I could get a little time alone to get some shopping done.

Because...

Tomorrow Jarrod will be 12 years old!

It shocks me to realize that so much time has passed since that late night when Jarrod became a part of our lives. After a really long day of labor Jarrod was born at 2:59 a.m.

He was so cute!

He has since grown into a fine caring young man who is always ready to help anyone with no thought of reward.

Since last November he has helped us care for Joshua and has been his friend and protector. Words cannot express how proud we are of our "little" boy who now wears the same shoe size as me! We are lucky to have him. Jarrod gets pushed into the background a lot because of Joshua and his cancer. It is hard to maintain the balance between children when one of them is so very sick. We try our best and Jarrod knows that he is a very big part of all of our lives. He hardly ever complains about being stuck at the hospital or the clinic.

Tomorrow is his special day and we are fortunate to have Joshua feeling good to help us celebrate.

He could not have a better big brother.


5 comments:

Laura said...

Happy birthday Jarrod! When you read this you will be 12. You are a fantastic persona dn you are wished a wonderful day full of hoy, surprises and contentment with your little brother, Joshua.

Joshua, we are glad you are feeling good and ready to help your brother celebrate!

Love, Laura

Nonna said...

Hey Snuggle Monkey,

So happy to hear you are feeling better each day. Hope you had fun at Grandma and Pa's.

Have a fabulous day celebrating your big brother's 12th birthday. He is absolutely suuuuuuuper!

Hang tough Mighty Warrior - you are The Champion.

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,

Nonna

Nonna said...

Jarrod,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. You are one of the most amazing humans I have ever known. You are super intelligent and have a heart and soul as large as the universe. You make me happy just thinking about you.

Hope your special day is perfect - just for you.

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,

Nonna

Nonna said...

Lee and Renee,

Apples never fall far from the tree. Give each other a hug for the outstanding job you have done in raising such a wonderful young man.

Love,

Mom

Jamie(Sister) said...

WHOOHOO!!! Tomorrow Jarrod is the big 1-2!! One more year buddy and you will officially be a Teenager!! =) I bet you cant wait!! Yes you are such an amazing big brother, well brother period and an amazing son...! I cant believe you getting so big and old bud. I hope to see you guys this weekend, see ins how we are moving on your birthday. =( Hopefully i get over this little cold of mine. But i am so proud of you Jarrod for being such a great person! I love you tons and Joshua i know you will make Jarrods birthday a little more special for him. =) Love you guys and hope to see you soon!!

XOXO LOVE JAMIE BELLA AND CHRISTIAN
ps Maybe Sunday or next Saturday you guys can come out to see the helicopters..... =)