Friday, March 1, 2013

One Year Old

One Year Photo Shoot

Today, our sweet baby boy turns one. Well, technically he was born on February 29th, but today is our day of celebration. This past year was filled with more laughter and love than I ever thought could be possible. It was a year of growth, a year of realizing that I can survive on a few hours of sleep, and a year of loving someone so much that it felt like my heart would burst. And although it went by way too quickly, it was the best year of my life. Becoming a mother is without a doubt my greatest earthly blessing and I am beyond grateful to be Gavin's mommy.

While it saddens me that my baby boy is no longer a "baby", I am so extremely proud of him. He is truly a happy child with best laugh and hugs and habits. He is kind and loving and will make an excellent brother to his little sister. Words cannot express my love for him or the amount of joy that he brings to my life. I hear a lot people say "I can't wait until my kid can talk!" or "I can't wait until they're older!" But for me, I can wait. I have enjoyed every season with Gavin, and treasure each moment knowing that time is fleeting. It hasn't always been easy, but it has always been worth it.

Tomorrow, we are having his birthday party and I have been preparing for the past two months (I'm a liiiitle Type A with a dash of OCD when it comes to planning). This past week I finished making decorations, buying food, and working on a photo montage. Today, we  are exploring Charleston with my husband, nephew, and sister. I am truly the luckiest woman in the world and thank God everyday for my son and husband.

Gav,

Today is a big day. Today, you turn one. I want you to know that you are an incredible little boy. Honestly. You make my heart so happy every single day and I am very happy and thankful to be your mommy. When I sing to you that you are my sunshine, I truly mean that. You bring so much light into this world and you will doing amazing things. I just know it. Happy birthday, baby!

Love, Mommy 

 Newborn Photo Shoot

3 comments:

Lauren said...

so precious! Happy birthday Gavin!

Legally Lovely said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Gavin! He looks like such a happy boy. Love his toy truck! It's hard enough for me to believe he's already a year old, since I remember you blogging about being pregnant with him, and I'm sure it's even harder for you to believe!

Callie Nicole said...

Happy Birthday to Gavin! I love his one year picture, so cute!

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