Thursday, August 21, 2014

my baby boy is one!!!

Our sweet baby boy turned the big one in July!  How did that happen?!  The year flew by as expected but not without bittersweet emotions.  We all know how fast it goes and I really tried hard to soak up the little moments with him- the sweet ones, the hard ones, the weary and the joyful ones.  Those times he would just snuggle up to me on the couch and we would both fall asleep together, the times I would nurse him and he was so little his tiny legs would rest close to my chest and then I would burp him and listen to his sweet baby coos and little breaths, the times in the wee hours of the night when he would need us and we would attend to him in whatever way, the times I would have to stop whatever I'm doing, wherever that was and nurse him- whether in the parking lot somewhere, a meeting or the nursery, the times he was my little shopping buddy and would just sleep in his carseat while I spent all daddy's money ;)....those times.  So fleeting.  This time around, I knew how fast it would go and how hard it would be to remember some of life's sweetest joys and even hardships that make us appreciate what we take for granted.  I didn't want to forget this time and now I already miss them.  I hope to always hold them close to my heart and remember the sweetest moments and this precious season of life.  There were the hard times, no doubt.  Going from just one to two was not easy for me.  It took quite some adjusting and my poor husband was my rock through and through.  He was there for me, always no matter what and handled things like a champ.  When I couldn't handle it anymore, he took on the full load himself.  He is so great to us.
But through all this, I am constantly reminded how great a blessing Isaac is to our family.  God certainly knows what He is doing.  All the time.  And I'm thankful because His plans are always better than ours.  Sometimes that is hard for me to believe but I know that to be the truth.  I look at my son and I know.  He is so sweet and such a joy.  He is constantly trying to keep up with his sister, which is about impossible but he is determined.  And he will go after whatever it is he wants and will let you just what that is.  We call him our "lazy" baby but I think that's because we only had his wild sister to compare to.  He now is always on the go although he has no interest in walking yet.  He is crawling around like a boss and getting into everything and anything.  And he loves to put whatever possible in his mouth.  He is a silly one.  He loves his sister and lights up when he sees her.  They play well together (for the most part) and one of their favorite things to do is take baths together.  He loves the water and loves to splash.  He also loves his daddy like crazy....I was pretty certain that having a boy meant having a "mamas boy" but I'm not so sure about this.  I'm gonna keep working on this one cause I want that sweet boy snuggling up to me and giving me sugar all.the.time ;)
But really, there are no words for how we love this boy of ours.  He is a true gift and we are grateful for the Lord's promises to us and His faithfulness through generations.  I often wonder what did I ever do to deserve such gifts from Him, but then I'm reminded it was nothing I ever did because in fact, I don't deserve it.  Any of it...it is simply because of His great love for us that He would lavish us so.  For that, I am forever grateful.

And of course, a look back on Isaac's first year through pictures (and because I can never just pick one)....just hit play :)