Today, my Nicholas Jones Nielson turns N I N E!
Happy birthday to my sweet little man.
Here are N I N E of my favorite photos of Nicholas "Gigs" Nielson:
I love you, my sweetheart son!
"Nicholas's big brown eyes got heavy, and he snuggled in a little closer.
I watched in awe as his eyelids fluttered, then shut so peacefully.
He lay beside me, breathing deep, relaxed breaths.
I looked at every detail of his face and his long brown lashes
resting against his round cheeks.
His chubby hands nestled their way under his cheeks.
Even his white-blond hair seemed to be peacefully resting on his smooth, soft forehead.
His perfect beauty struck me, and I was filled with love for this little boy,
and gratitude that he would let me lie down near him.
I had almost missed these precious moments with my children..."
(excerpt taken from my memoir Heaven is Here describing my thoughts
about connecting with Nicholas again after the accident. Pg. 265)