Sunday, August 10, 2008
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!