Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Age Is Just A Number...

I hope you all had a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Can you believe January is almost among us...just two days left of 2008!!

Tomorrow is a really special day... not only is it New Year's Eve, but it's my youngest son's birthday!! My baby will be turning 4!!!

Four years ago was really emotional for my husband and me!! Aidan was born 10 weeks early and only weighed 3.5 pounds. He couldn't breath or eat on his own and was given a 50/50 chance of survival. It was devasting!! I didn't get to see him until the next day and didn't get to hold him for a couple more days...for a mother that is so hard!! January 5th I was released from the hospital...without him!! It was the worst drive of my entire life...turning around to see an empty carseat!
My husband and I came everyday to the hospital to visit...it was really hard!! We never knew what to expect...one day he was doing really great, but the next was worse!! One step forward, several steps back!!
But he was a fighter!! After 5 weeks, he was finally able to breath and eat on his own and then was able to come home a week later!! It was Valentine's Day!! Such a joyous day!! So you can see why his birthday is even more special to us!!!

I had the pleasure of getting to work with the "Age Is Just A Number" kit for January at Paper Popsicles!!
I dedicated this kit to my son, so here are the creations I made....

Thanks for looking!!
Make sure you head over at take a look at the amazing kits available this month...PLUS the entire store (except adhesive) is 40% off!!!! WOW!!!!


  1. Your layouts and cards are so amazing -- love them all !!

    What a sweet dedication to your Adorable little boy!!

    I hope Aiden has a very Happy 4th Birthday!

  2. Thanks for sharing about your little boy! So glad he is healthy now!! Thanks for sharing your amazing projects!

  3. What beautiful creations Jackie!! What a heart-warming story as well....I am so glad that your little boy made it through all that, and also that you and your husband made it through as well. What a rough time that must have been! Hope he has a very happy birthday!!

    Love this kit!!

  4. I don't think we truly know love until we have a child. I loved my parents,brother, sister, husband and all the rest of my family but until that little hand curled around my finger...I was hooked. Changed my life all for the better. She will be 29 in Feb. and I love her more today than I did 28 yrs ago. We were only blessed with 1 child, my husband really wanted a little boy, guess it wasn't meant to be. Hope Aiden has a wonderful birthday, ( and you and dad also).

  5. What a wonderful story! My son was 5 weeks premmie...I couldn't imagine 10 weeks!!! Hugs to you my friend!!! And Happy Birthday Aiden!

    Your projects are fantastic!!!!

  6. How precious... Such a wonderful tribute to your son!

    As always, I love everything that you've done since my last visit. You are an amazing talent.

    Also wanted to let you know that I left an award for you on my blog. Don't know if you've received it before, but it is a great way for the readers of my blog to see your fabulous work...

    Have a great day!

  7. LOVE your work with the kit this month Jackie!!!

  8. Happy New Year! Happy Birthday! And LOVE the cards you created! Particularly the one that says "SURPRISE!" on it. :)

  9. What a sweetheart!! Those pictures of him are beautiful...I just want to cuddle him, he's so precious!

    Although at four he may resist a complete stranger snuggling up on him. I'll resist. ;)

  10. love your projects Jackie. and happy birthday to your son. what a sweet post.

  11. Wow, Jackie, that must have been so hard! Reading this, it almost brings tears to my eyes. Maybe because our youngest turned 4 on the 30th of December...
    I hope everything is ok with him!


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