Friday, November 19, 2010

One Years Old

I cannot believe it. My little baby is officially a toddler. A one year old. A little boy. So crazy. It seems like it was just a few weeks ago that I was in the hospital getting ready to pop the little guy out, but it's also as though he's been in my life forever. How did I know what love was before him? How did I even live without him? He is my everything and has taught me so much about love, life, and myself in this past year. Way more than I have taught him.

I can still remember that amazing feeling as he came out and was placed on my chest- the raw emotions that just take over and consume you in a moment that you will never come close to experiencing again (at least with that child). Every day, that consuming love just grows deeper. There is no question that there will ever be as amazing a birthday as his actual birth day, but I am committed to making sure he realizes just how important it is to his father and me. Just how special he is to us. Jony has today off work, and we're making it a family day to do all of the things that Jeffrey loves. It is incredible to just watch this perfect little boy walk all around, interact, learn, explore, communicate, and play in front of me. What a difference a year makes! A year that I would do nothing different and will forever remember as the most challenging and rewarding year of my life.

Thank you, Jeffrey, for being such an amazing teacher and son. I am so blessed to have you in my life. Happy Birthday, Tiny! I am SO looking forward to all the fun and challenges this next year holds.

2 comments:

Lil'Misa said...

::tears::

Happy Birthday!

It is true the love grows deeper and deeper with each day.

mrs.g said...

Vera, you are such a great Mom. Your love for Jeffrey really shows in your posts. He is lucky to have you!