I have a horrible memory. Because of this I hope to one day print at least portions of my blog to share with my boys as memories. Too bad I accidentally deleted about 40 posts a while back.
Tomorrow we will not only be celebrating Jesus' birthday but my little miracle Ethan's first birthday as well. I thought the best way to share my thoughts with a one year old who won't quite understand them now is to write them down.
My Dearest Ethan,
I cannot believe a year has already gone by. It seems like just yesterday Daddy and I were praying about bringing you into our family. It seems like just yesterday God gave me the confirmation that you were brought into this world to be our child. It seems like just yesterday we walked into that NICU and met you for the first time. And it seems like just yesterday when I watched your daddy pick you up and hold you in the palm of his hand.
So tiny. So beautiful. Such a miracle. You were only 2 lbs 15 oz when you came into this world one year ago on Christmas Day. I am convinced you were born on such a special day for a reason (two months before you were supposed to be here). I am certain God has such special things planned for you and your life. I can already tell you are going to be a funny, spirited, and probably sometimes stubborn, boy.
I wish I could put into words how much joy you have brought Daddy, Garrison and me. You are truly our gift from God and you have made each of our lives better. You are the happiest baby I have ever seen. People will stop in the store just to say Hi to you or smile at you. I can already see how much joy you will bring to everyone in this world just by being you.
Never forget how much we love you. Never forget what a miracle you are. Never forget that you have a purpose in this world. My prayer for you is that you always trust Jesus and let Him work in you for His glory.
I love you so much E!