It’s Your Birthday!

Dear Jack,

I missed blogging on your birthday, but I didn’t miss the day. It was a fun day!

One year ago,  you entered into the world and into our family. You were loved for months even before you were born.


I’ll never forget the Sunday lunch when your Mommy and Daddy told us you were on the way. The customers at Beef O’Brady’s wondered what was wrong with that crazy woman screaming. Now it’s already been a whole year! Happy Birthday sweet baby boy.

This last year has been full of so much joy. You! Now we could never imagine a day without you.

While scrolling through pictures, my heart aches and bursts with joy all in the same breath. I’m so grateful for moments and memories.


The moments shared on the porch swing are priceless


The lack of sleep and unending devotion by your Mommy


We celebrated with so many the day your Mommy and Daddy dedicated to raise you with Gods help


One day I’ll tell you how much your Pappa loved you.


Some pictures are just because.


Your had your first visit to the pumpkin patch


Your Pops loves you as much as you love him.


Wedding day memories with Great PawPaw


Such a happy baby


Teaching you the importance of being kind and generous to our neighbors when we passed out Christmas goodies


Christmas has a whole new excitement with a baby


You learned Infant Survival Swimming


We celebrated mommy’s birthday with Uncle Kyle



More porch swinging


Warm weather means outside and drinking from the hose


You got your first real boo boo


There are times when you sit still


Easter was fun!


Fire pit with the Uncles is a favorite pastime.


Baby Peekaboo is my favorite


Porch sittin is Jack and BB’s thing

We sing and laugh and play. We watch the cars. Cars are your favorite. Your Great Papa giggles from heaven every time you say “caaar” like you live in Boston.


This doesn’t even need a caption.


You started going to HopeKids!!! You are such a big boy.


You are so silly


You have leaned to maneuver alone and you make yourself heard from all parts of our home.

You are an expert stair climber.

We spoke last night about how many words you can say and if you are on target with the experts recommendations. We counted over 15 words you say. However B.B. is not one of them. Why little man will you not say my name? Everyone else at home gets notified when they are in the room with you. Am I anxious for you to include me in your names? Yes of course. However when you crawl quickly towards me, smiling from ear to ear while laughing and screaming Hi!! I will accept whatever you want to do and whatever you want to call me.

I have documented every month for your first year and as I look back, I am so grateful for moments to jog the sometimes vague memories.

You, my sweet boy, will forever be the first grandchild. You taught us what it was like to be a Pops and a B.B. and we will always treasure your first year of life.

Friends that are already grandparents told us that it would be amazing and that there was nothing like it. They were right. It is an unexplained love for another human being. You, Jack William Wissinger have surpassed our hopes and dreams.

Here’s your first day as a one year old.

Happy Birthday sweet baby boy! We could not love you more.

Saturday we celebrate!!!


About Charmadawn

Jesus lover 💜 Wife of Steve for 36 years 💜 Mom to 2 grown kiddos 💜 BB to grandsons Jack, Luke and Patrick Joseph 💜5 years ago we purchased, Rescued and Restored a 118 year old farmhouse and we live together as a multigenerational household. Come follow our crazy. Isaiah 54:7
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