Jackson turned 10 on January 17, 2016. He opted not to have a birthday party this year. Instead, he’s going to a professional wrestling show with Max next month.
Jackson’s birthmother and I exchanged text messages on Sunday. I always feel awkward trying to express how I feel about her and the incredibly difficult decision she made 10 years ago. Words just don’t seem adequate. She made us all a family. I do love her very much. I honestly think about her everyday, even though I am not terribly good about communicating outside of Facebook.
Here are some pictorial highlights. Ten years of Just Jackson.
Jackson at 11-Hours Old, January 17, 2006
Jackson at 3 Months, March 2006
Jackson at 6 Months, July 2006
Jackson at 9 Months, October 2006
Jackson’s First Birthday, January 2007
Jackson at Halloween, 2007
Jackson’s First Day of Preschool, July 2008
Jackson’s Preschool Picture, September 2008
Happy 3rd Birthday to Jackson! January 2009
Jackson as Harry Potter, January 2010
Jackson, Soccer, August 2011
Jackson’s First Day of Kindergarten, August 2011
Jackson’s First Day of Elementary School, August 2012
Jackson on his bike, November 2013
Happy 8th Birthday Jackson! January 2014
Jackson, November 2014
Jackson Little League, June 2015
Jackson Age 10, January 2016