Today is my first child's first birthday. I feel so many emotions. The one that seems to overwhelm all the others is wonder. I stand in awe of what I have had the privilege of experiencing- a beautiful year, the best one of my life with an amazing person,Keller Cade Walker. James and I sat in his room this morning watching him play with all his new toys and talking to his stuffed animals and we talked about what we loved the most about him. James said he is inquisitive, engaging, joyful, tender, and loves to laugh... I said he is persistent, beautiful, fun,and passionate. Still there so many more things that make up this precious gift God gave to us one year ago today- so many of those yet to be discovered. I wonder at the marvel of how much he has grown and changed in a year. How I have gotten to witness just about every moment of his first year as a mother and a friend. I am amazed that one year ago today I was laying in a hospital bed tired, a little scared and drugged so excited about what was in store and in a moment my life would never be the same. After trying to get my body in gear for over 12 hours (like we really have control over that),they finally did a C section and I had the honor of seeing this child that grew inside of me for nine months. Even though it is something that happens every day, it truly is miraculous. So I bask in the wonder of it all today. I told James I am not doing any housework today, nothing boring, only fun, restful endeavors that allow me to revel in the magic of this day...So here's to you my magnificent son, there truly has never been another. "Heaven blew every trumpet and played every horn, on the wonderful, marvelous night you were born."
Red Nose, Aching Heart by The Pioneer Woman
3 days ago