Happy First Birthday

We made it. We’ve reached a huge milestone. Not so much for you, but for us as parents. One year ago today (February 3rd actually, not the day this was posted) I birthed you into this world after God knit you together in my womb. It is a miraculous process. It’s also a terrifying process as well. It is probably one of the most life altering things you can choose to do. Getting married, going to college, or even getting that job have nothing on the change that bringing a life into the world can do. Everyone says things will change but you don’t quite know what that change will be until you are in it for yourself.

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Your first year of life was truly the longest shortest time of my life. It’s a time where time stood still. Where God equipped us to do superhuman things so that your needs were met. There were indeed challenges but we overcame them. Including the emotional challenges, they too were great. Yet somehow a week passed and then another. Three months… six months, nine! Time simply doesn’t stand still and as a result we are here now, twelve months later.

I can’t begin to expect you to ever understand my journey in this. But you should know that it has been one for me. A challenging one at that. Where God asked me to trust Him and as a result He gave us you. Our God is so kind and understanding. In my “Yes” to Him, you became the blessing. Yes, I had my own challenges to overcome and your first year was hard for me but it was never because of you. You were just as you should have been. Happy and even keeled. I couldn’t have asked for anything more than what you are.

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So we stop and celebrate you. You bring so much joy and laughter into this house. You also bring various forms of crying and whining as well but you get a pass on that because of your age. We smile a whole lot more than we ever did because of you. You require us to get out of ourselves and be other focused. Even at such a young age it is incredible to see an inkling of the kind of person you are going to be. I pray that we guide you wisely in your life long journey to becoming the man God has called you to be. Know that you are a child of God and that you are called to a greatness that only God can define.

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Words cannot express how I feel about you. Saying “I love you” doesn’t even come close to the deepness that is there. You are a ray of light. A light that shines so bright that even in the dark times there is always a glimmer of hope.

Happy first birthday Blue Eyes.

Peacefully you are sleeping
Silently you dream
And I cannot help but feel blessed
While watching you

Your eyes, my eyes
Your smile, my smile

Your love, my gain
Your hurt, my pain
Your laugh, my joy
Every time it’s mine
You are my child

I will always protect you
Oh and I will even let you go
I’ll spend the sweetest time holding you
And I will let you grow

Your eyes, my eyes
Your smile, my smile

Your love, my gain
Your hurt, my pain
Your laugh, my joy
Every time it’s mine,
You are my child

Don’t ever be afraid, don’t ever be afraid
‘Cause I am here and if you start to fear
Just close your eyes and hear me say

Your love, my gain
Your hurt, my pain
Your laugh, my joy
Every time it’s mine
You are my child

~ My Child by Plumb

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Dana says:

    Happy birthday, little man! ☺

  2. Daniella says:

    This brought tears to my eyes!! You are so amazing Elisabeth! You’re an amazing woman, mother, friend and clearly writer.
    Oodles of hugs to all of you.

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