"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!" -Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I'm in Denial.

My little girl turns 1 today (2-15).  I.cannot.believe.it.  Seriously, are you kidding me?  How could these 12 months fly by as fast as they did.  To all the experienced mamas out there...you were right.  Time flies.  To be quite honest, it's very bittersweet for me.  I don't really have a baby anymore, but I am so looking forward to all the fun times we're going to have together in the near future.  Leah is absolutely amazing and probably the cutest one year old you'll ever feast your eyes on.

This past year has been so much fun for all of us...we've...

-been on vacations together (mountains, beach, here...there)
-gone on countless walks around the neighborhood
-celebrated our first Mother's/Father's day
-experienced many firsts (1st diaper change, 1st smile, 1st laugh, 1st sleep through the night, 1st roll over, 1st patty cake, 1st peek-a-boo, 1st sit, 1st tooth, 1st solid foods, 1st word...dada, 1st crawl, 1st walk, & now a 1st birthday)
-started back to school/daycare
-had our first holidays (Easter, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day)

And so much more...

Leah has taught me so much.  There truly is a love none other than a love you have for a child.  Leah has been a gift and a joy to have not only in our lives, but in the lives of all of our family and friends.  She has all the potential in the world to be and do whatever the Lord has for her.  It is our (mine & Adam's) job to call that potential out in her so she can one day have the confidence to do those things.

Leah is a beautiful little girl with a sweet spirit who has the potential to change the world one day.  I am truly humbled and honored to be her Mom.

Watch out world...