Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A public service announcement

Hi. I'm Jack.

You might recognize me from such blog postings as Lovin' from the oven, You don't know Jack, and Happy holidays!

My mom doesn't like to use her blog as a social platform. She's too busy making cookies or stir-fry or hopefully chocolate pudding (please please PLEASE make chocolate pudding). But I'm here to talk to you today about a very serious subject. You might not know this about me, but I have feet.

I didn't know this, myself, until recently.

Another thing you might not know about me -- unless you read my mom's post last March -- is that I'm the result of in-vitro fertilization. A test tube baby, if you will. In fact, this was me, exactly one year ago.

I'm sure you can see the resemblence. And here I am today.

What a difference a year makes, huh? Now I've got all these fingers, and toes, and this super-cool Justice League t-shirt.

My mom and dad tried for a baby like me for many years, and there are thousands of others like them who are going through the same issues. And yet there are always critics -- a recent example being Jennifer Lopez -- who think that IVF is wrong or that it's messing with "God's plan."


This is what I have to say to them. And you, too, J.Lo.

You can kiss my dirty diapers.

And to those of you who are currently dealing with infertility issues, hang in there. Miracles do happen.

Peace out, yo.


Carla and Michael said...

OMG, he's beautiful. I bet its hard to keep your lips off those chubby little cheeks.

cricket said...

Dude. Matilda and I will kick J-Lo's big snooty ass for you.

What a sassy little guy! I'm sure he'll be giving the finger soon!

A Year on the Grill said...

Perfect post... and it is indeed a birthday from the day life began... God's plan is complicated, and beware of people who have it all figured out.

But I have your joy figured out.

continued blessings to your family, and I do like the JLA shirt, and am a little impressed that your mom even knows what a JLA is

Kyle & Amelia said...

Kyle and I love this post! Jack is getting so big. If you ever need a babysitter, we are more than willing to help you out.


Sophie said...

Well written & well said, Angel & the little man!!

Miracles do happen,...enjoy him to the fullest,...your little angel,...

Karen said...

Jack is adorable! This is the cutest post :)

Sarah said...

This is my favorite. post. EVER.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your postings. I just stumbled onto your site and can't wait to make the brownies. My husband and I are stuggling with getting pregnant. I appreciate your openness which gave me hope.

Lincoln said...

I've got your slow cooker pork stew going right now. Can't wait! Always cool to come across a fellow North Dakotan when searching for dinner ideas.