I will have to admit, I have been working on this post for about a week now, only because I knew I would be a wreck and not be able to write the words I truly wanted to say, but there is no words to express the feelings I had this morning when I woke up for my sons first birthday. It is truly amazing...my baby is one and no longer a baby!
I can’t believe it was one year today that I was pacing the floor wishing for the moment to finally come where I could look into the eyes god had created for us. It took us four year to conceive this beautiful child and I was ready to meet him. I remember looking at my husband Joel and asking him, “so you ready sweetie?” He looked at me with a huge smile on his face as if he had just left the candy store and said “YES.” I remembered him pacing the floor and looking at the monitor every time a contraction would come on. Even though he didn’t want to admit it, he was a nervous wreck. It was a total of twenty-two hours in labor and finally he had arrived at 5:15p.m. on October 31, 2007. At that moment, our life had changed forever. Austin Thomas had entered our world and he was finally ours to hold, kiss, and love on.
This year has been nothing less of a miracle. I look back at this last year and wonder how did we get here? We’ve made so many memories, overcome so many challenges, and grew enormously as first time parents. It has been a great year watching our little one make footprints in this world and knowing we had a part in it, makes me a proud mommy. Even though we have another seventeen years to mold this individual into a man, I only stop to think is it possible to freeze time and stay here forever. I love seeing him change every day, but if this year has gone by as fast as I think it has, I could only imagine how fast the next seventeen years will go.
Thank you to all our family and friends who have supported, loved, and prayed for us this last year. Your love and support has meant the world to my husband and I. We look forward to sharing many more memories with you in the coming years. Love Always!
I will keep you all posted on todays events. We have a lot of fun things planned!