December 17, 2014

Happy Birthday Ethan

Eleven years ago today, Ethan Marshall Lawrence was born. I wasn't there, but I thank the stars above every day that his mommy and daddy brought him in to this world.
Ethan is not my child, but I love him more than I ever thought possible and feel blessed to be able to watch him grow every day.

I started dating Chuck when Ethan was four years old. We were instantly best buddies but as years went on we had some bumps in the road. It's not easy having some other woman around that's not your mom...I've been there. 
There were times I didn't know if I could do it or if things would get better. Turns out time really does work wonders.
Ethan and I have a great relationship. I love that he feels comfortable enough to tell me things. I love that he wants me around and is excited for me to marry his daddy. 

Ethan has tons of energy, loves to show off, and keeps us on our toes. Although our world can be crazy most days, I wouldn't change it for anything, ever. This sweet little boy is growing in to a compassionate young man and I couldn't be more proud.

So...Happy Birthday to the happy little boy who has changed my world. Someday you will know all that you have done for me. You've given me patience, taught me selflessness, shown me love, and given me another reason to work hard every day. I can't wait to officially be your stepmom and continue to watch you take over the world.

I love you Ethan. Have the best birthday ever!


  1. This is so sweet! Happy Birthday to Ethan!

  2. Happy birthday to Ethan!! He is such a handsome boy :)

  3. Awe thanks Bella...he sure is my sweetie :)

  4. Thank you so much! :) I love that little dude!

  5. He is a cutie! Looks like his Daddy. I have an Ethan too...they are the best!