What a Difference a Day Makes

5 years ago today God gave me the greatest gift: motherhood.

I became a mother on September 15th, 2004 at 6:57 in the morning. I still remember suddenly realizing I was alone in my room only 30 minutes after Henry was born. He had inhaled meconium during his delivery and was rushed to the NICU right after. Naturally, I sent Scott to follow him.

The sun had come up and spread a beautiful light over my room and I became overwhelmed. I felt like God had hand-delivered a gift to me that day. And then, at last, I cried.

I didn't get to really see him for a few hours and when I did, I cried again. I couldn't believe he was mine. I had this
overwhelming desire to take him out of his NICU bassinet and run (or waddle) away. I believed that all he needed was me but I KNEW that all I truly needed was him.

1 Year Old

2 Years Old

3 Years Old

4 Years Old

5 Years Old

I love you Henry Murdock!


And the Winner Is ......!

Comment #3 -- CLAIRE!


To all of you who didn't win ... I'm feeling kind of generous tonight so I put the numbers in again and got a second winner ...

Comment #21 --

Congrats to you too!

And now to the rest of you who didn't win, I'm still feeling generous (it's probably only because my kids are in bed and I'm feeling relaxed) and have decided to give you all a 10% discount on any of my hats in my Etsy shop!

So go to janehenry.etsy.com, place an order, in the "message to seller" box tell me the size and color you want and mention the Giveaway Loser Discount (lol!), and then I'll refund you the difference after the order goes through. Also, shipping is free right now in my shop so you're not going to get a much better deal than that!

I really wish I could just give you all one but a girl's gotta make a little money to live in a town this expensive!
But thank you all for playing my little game -- I had so much fun!!!

Please come visit my Etsy shop and get yourself something cute!

Claire and Mandy, email me at celia_christensen@hotmail.com and tell me which hat you would like, what color and size, and where to send it!

Thanks again ladies!

(Just so you know, I went to Random.org to get the winning numbers. I tried to "print screen" to show you the actual result but my keyboard has never been able to do that -- so you'll just have to trust me.)