Sunday, August 10, 2008

First Birthday

One year ago today, my beautiful son entered the world and turned our lives upside-down. What a year it has been.

My first thought is, "How is it possible that he is a year old already?" My second thought is, "We made it." I was not committed to a mental hospital...and Elijah survived my mothering, seeming none the worse for wear.

I am enjoying my little man SO much more now than I did a year ago. Steve and I have concluded that we're definitely NOT newborn people. I am thrilled that we're past the baby stage and enthralled by the toddler he is becoming! Almost every day there is something new to laugh at, and I never get tired of his charming grin. And so as we celebrate this incredible gift God has given us, I look at Elijah not with nostalgic sadness, wondering where my baby went, but with relief and anticipation, glad that it keeps getting better and eager to see what fun changes the next year will bring.

Happy birthday, Elijah!


Anonymous said...

I'm with you, I'm not a newborn person either. I love the boys trying to "talk" to us now and climbing all over everything, even if it means they break a few things along the way.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Elijah!

I am glad that you're enjoying him so much. At this age, it is wonderful to just watch and see all the new things that they are discovering.

Shauna R. said...

A year? Already? Happy birthday, little Elijah. And happy birthing day to you, Amy.

Marianne said...

Happy birthday, Elijah!

He's so handsome, Amy. Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to all of you. Getting through the first year is a major milestone for mommies and daddies. He's a doll! Give him a kiss for me.

If you ever want to come this way for a visit, there'll be hands aplenty to give you a rest. I'm serious about that, too.

Kat Coble said...

I can't believe he's a year old already! That's wild.

Happy birthday, Elijah.

Jules said...

Aw, I hope he had a great birthday. I'm with you on thinking "how is it possible that he is a year old already?"

Anonymous said...

What a sweet little boy... congratulations on weathering the first year of mothering, and thank you for sharing it with us here so beautifully!

Bethany said...

Happy Birthday!!!! What a cute collage.