Today you are two, little man!

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”
Dr. Seuss, Horton Hears a Who!

Z and Keeks in 2010

Today, you are two, lovey.

The big, beautiful world is before you.

You are gonna light this world on fire

with that smile

mischievous and genuine in equal shares.

That day you were born

you snatched my heart and held it with both hands.

You gave me a new name:


You are light in dark.

You are here


I am humbled by your very being.

Here are two things I want you to know:

1) You belong. See all your family! They cheer you on. They correct you. They love you. They are by your side. Seal this in your heart, little man, you belong.


2) You matter. See what joy you bring each one of us! Your god cousins eat you up. Your mama and papa delight in you. Not for what you do, but for who you are. You matter. In every fiber of you, know you matter.

I love you, little man Z.

Live your story.

Light up this world with that smile, that laughter, that ingenious mind.

Leaving the 1s behind and heading into the 2s!

Happy Birthday!

Love forever,

Your Godmama

“To be given a name is an act of intimacy as powerful as any act of love…To name is to love. To be named is to be loved.”

– Madeleine L’Engle



  1. Give Z a hug and love, from Grammy Candy. See you Sat.. little man.
    Kristen you are so talented!. What a beautiful tribute for our Z!
    Love u, Mom

  2. Such a sweet and loving message to write to this little guy Z for his 2nd birthday. I’m sure it will have a very special place in his memory book. See you at the BD part for Z on Sat Jan.21,2012.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s