Thursday, February 10, 2011

Twelve Months

One year ago today at this very moment I saw my boy for the first time.  He was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen.  I remembering crying and just saying "my love".  It's all I could do.  After almost an entire day in the hospital he was finally here and I couldn't believe it.

This past year has flown by.  Although at the same time I can't remember a time without him.  It has been amazing to watch him grow.  To see him come alive before our eyes and explore his world.  To watch as he has learned new things everyday.  I can't believe my little budder who snuggled to me every night for 4 months has become this little boy that is walking and climbing and into everything.

And while the past year has been wonderful, amazing, hard, stressful, life-changing, crazy, and unimaginable in every way I wouldn't change a minute of it.  Being able to be here with him every single day (except for yesterday!  I left him for the first time for over 24 hours yesterday!) and watch him grow and share those moments with him that no one else remember have been worth every minute.  I never imagined myself as someone that would enjoy this as much as I have, but I'm so glad I do.

Happy birthday my boy.  You are the joy of my life and the best thing I've ever done.  Your daddy and I love being with you and playing with and are so very grateful you are ours.  And while I want to hold onto to you forever and keep you just as you are I'm also excited to see who you will be.  I love you my Doodle.



Bekah said...

Aw! Happy birthday big guy!! Its really is amazing watching these little guys grow up!

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

He's so cute... Happy Birthday!!

Girly Muse said...

He is a doll. And you're an amazing mom, that is evident.

Michelle, Queen of Everything said...

Happy Birthday Jackson!!