Saturday, March 31, 2007

Happy Birthday, Clare!

Dear Clare,

It is hard to believe you are two years old already. I still think of you as my baby in so many ways. But then I look back at the photos of you as a baby and I realize what a big girl you have become. We are so blessed to have you in our lives. This blog has detailed (sometimes minutely) what a rough road some days have been, but I hope we have also shared with you the wonderful times, the sweet times, the silly times, and the lovely times we’ve had. Without you, we wouldn’t be on this journey, and I am grateful for every day we get to spend together. You bring so much joy to our entire family. We love you so much, Clare Bear! Happy Birthday!

Love,
Mommy & Daddy



You Are Loved (Don't Give Up)
By Josh Groban

Don't give up
It's just the weight of the world
When your heart's heavy
I will lift it for you
Don't give up
Because you want to be heard
If silence keeps you
I will break it for you
Everybody wants to be understood
Well I can hear you
Everybody wants to be loved
Don't give up
Because you are loved
Don't give up
It's just the hurt that you hide
When you're lost inside
I'll be there to find you
Don't give up
Because you want to burn bright
If darkness blinds you
I will shine to guide you
Everybody wants to be understood
Well I can hear you
Everybody needs to be loved
Don't give up
Because...you are loved
Don't give up
It's just the weight of the world
Don't give up
Everyone needs to be loved
You are loved

9 comments:

Lisa R said...

Just beautiful Tree...Can you believe she is two!!! She looks fab. I hope you all have a wonderful day...I wish we were ther to celabrate, you know ow much her chubby buddy loves cake...
What ablessing little Clare bear is!!!

Love you all tons

Anonymous said...

Shawn and Teresa that clip was beautiful. I have been watching your blog for over a year now. I check everyday to see how everyone is. I love to see everyone progress. Happy B-day to Clare.

Donna Martel

Auntie Becky said...

Happy Birthday Clare!! Alex & I wish that we could be there to share it with you but you are in our hearts. You are such a beautiful girl and I feel truely blessed everyday for you. We love you!!
Shawn & Tree,
What a beautiful birthday blog. I needed the tissues for sure. Thanks for letting us share this with you even though we couldn't make it. We love you all.
Becky

nichole said...

you computer whiz you :) that was so sweet. may clare have much joy on her birthday and may she have lots of fun smashing her hands in the cake!!! i loved all the pictures - i think the one with the seashells was my favorite. happy happy birthday clare!!!

Anonymous said...

Teresa & Shawn - That was the most beautiful video I have ever seen! Tissues were a neccesity, for sure! Clare, you have sure come a long way, baby! lol You are as beautiful today on your 2nd birthday, as you were the day you were born! Love to all, Aunt Joan

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Clare!

-Crystal and family

Christina said...

Tears, tears, and more tears! (Have I mentioned lately that I'm an emotional wreck?) God bless you, beautiful Clare, amazing superhero Jamie, and the most wonderful parents Tree and Shawn!

Kerry said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!! What a great tribute to such a beautiful little angel :) So glad to have watched Clare grow up over this past year ... and she's about to become a big sister!!!!
Love you!

Aspen said...

This was truly beautiful! Tears are now streaming down my face. What an amazing journey it has been. Happy Birthday Clare Bear!