Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Happy Birthday Bennett!!!

3 years ago today sweet Bennett came into our lives.  Life as we knew it would never be the same.

I remember it like it was yesterday, as soon as they pulled him out (B was my 3rd c-section) they quickly lifted him up for me to see him cry and then whisked him away.  Mike was to report back to me asap to tell me if Bennett had all 10 fingers and 10 toes and to tell me what he looked like.  We knew he had Down syndrome but quite honestly I just didn't know.  Would he look like his sisters?  Would he look different?  But when they finally brought him over to me all snug in his blanket and I saw his face, all I saw was Bennett Patrick...


 He.Was.Perfect.  


Oh my goodness was he perfect. 

These last 3 years have no doubt been the hardest but not all because of Bennett.  They've also been the most life changing in a good way.  We've learned so much from Bennett.  I'm telling you, he's made me dig down deep into my heart and helped me realize so many things I never thought of before.

If I were to describe him in one word it would be LOVE.  Hands down.  His smile, his hugs to random strangers, his "Hi!!!" to the check out people, his way of holding his arms out to people to ask them to hold him and then how he puts his head on their shoulder and sucks his thumb-it's just unconditional love.


 We have been so blessed by this boy.  We are so, so thankful that he is our son and that God chose us to be his parents.   


Everything happens for a reason.


Happy Birthday sweet boy.  Today you are 3!!!   We love you so very much and can't wait to celebrate many, many more birthdays with you!

18 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness!! He is so adorable!! He's lost that baby face and now looks so much a little boy!! I can't believe it's been 3 yrs.!! JEB will be 12 in a few weeks and it just blows me away that it's been that long! GOD truly has blessed us, huh??? I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world!

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  2. happy, happy birthday handsome boy.

    I just thought about this...I started following you when you were pregnant:) It has been great to watch him grow.

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  3. Happy Birthday Bennett!! You are absolutely precious!!

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  4. Happy Birthday, Bennett! You have been a blessing to not only your family, but also to us and many others =) Make sure your Mommy spoils you rotten today =)

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  5. Happy Birthday Bennett. You are such an adorable little boy and we are thankful to your mommy for sharing you and your family. Jacob will be turning 3 in a little less than 2 weeks. You both are such handsome little guys and a blessing! :)

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  6. gorgeous gorgeous child. Happy Birthday, Bennett! :) I hope Chase and him can get together next time we're in Raleigh! Those three year olds are a handful but lots of fun!

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  7. Happy Birthday sweet boy!!

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  8. Happy Birthday BIG B!! love the pix! what a great way to describe Bennett...love! smiles

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  9. Happy birthday to your handsome boy! This was such a sweet post - it brought happy tears to my eyes!!!

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  10. My gosh...he is a doll! Happy Birthday, Bennett!

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  11. What a doll...Happy Birthday, Bennett!!

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  12. Happy birthday, handsome man. He's SO cute.

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  13. Happy 3rd Birthday Bennett! I have been following you since I got my prenatal diagnosis in October of 2011. My son Max is 1 year old now. Watching you and your family and Bennett is such an inspiration to me. Thank you for sharing your lives with us. Happy Birthday beautiful beautiful boy:)

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  14. He is precious. Happy 3RD Birthday Bennett!

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  15. Each time I see a picture of Bennett, I just want to eat him up! (Ashley, on our team does too!) He just radiates love, happiness, peace, and sweetness in his pictures. I am so sure he is a great cuddler! I hope Bennett liked his "happy birthday" song from the team. You are awesome in so many ways Adrienne Donovan and your family is very blessed!
    Sherri Adams

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  16. Happy birthday Bennett! What a sweetheart! And what a beautiful post. I've been following you for almost 3 years now - my daughter turns 3 in July. Thank you for sharing. You've helped me with your sweet and honest words. God has blessed our lives with our little ones!

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  17. YEAH! Happy Birthday to Bennett, I remember reading all about him when he was born, can't believe these babies are turning 3!!
    Enjoy that sweet boy and those beautiful girls-happy summer!
    Kristin

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  18. Happy Birthday Bennett!!!!!!! He is soooooo cute.
    God bless you !!!!
    Claudia

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