Saturday, November 10, 2012

One

      My son is one.  

My random thoughts on the year.

      When I was pregnant and didn't yet know if Weston was a boy or a girl my Mother-In-Law said, "It doesn't matter what the gender is, the child itself completely transcends the sex." Now a Mother of a one year old, I totally understand this. My boy is so completely his own little person. It never mattered, boy or girl, because he is so simply and uniquely his own self.

He is stubborn, independent (yet still so needy), funny,  adventuresome, and loving.  


    I know I am not unique. Millions of women are Mothers. This experience is not my own. These sentiments, of love and of wonder, have been uttered over and over through the ages. I myself was prone to rolling my eyes at, "Oh my how you've grown so fast" and "You'll always be my baby."

Seriously though, "Oh my how my boy has grown," and he "Will always be my baby."


    This year has seemed like one of the longest and simultaneously shortest years of my life. There was a lot of wishing for this or that to end (sleepless nights, ear infections, colic)  and yet I was unable to evade a longing for these times to never end.  Desperate for the hard times to end, yet acutely and painfully aware that the good times are fleeting. The cuddles, the smiles, the coo's and babbles. They melt me, they have molded me, they make me want to be a better person.

These moments, this boy, they have changed me forever.


    I'll end by saying Happy Birthdays should be for Mothers. I guarantee there is no date more important to a Mother than the date of her child's birth (and I'm not even big on Birthdays). It is the date that our world was changed. The date that we became a family. It was the date that I became more thankful than I ever thought I could be for health, love, and my little family.

This saying sums it up. 

First we had each other
Then we had you
Now we have everything. 



21 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS pics! my daughter will be one in 2 weeks, so i know the feeling!

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    1. Thank you Courtney. I really am filled with so many emotions today. Hope the upcoming Birthday is a great one for you and your family!

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  2. This is so sweet and Amy did a fabulous job on pictures!!

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    1. Thank you Ashley! Amy really is the best. I was so impressed by her!

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  3. Love it Karen, and love you guys!!!!

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    1. Love you too my dear friend. Hope you ladies are really rocking it this weekend!! Wish I was there!

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  4. Aww yeah you made me cry too!

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    1. Hehehe. Glad you were feeling it Scarlette!

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  5. I couldn't agree with you more!!! Great 1st photo's too!!!

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  6. I love it!!! The pictures are amazing and the quote at the end I believe I need to put that up somewhere!!!! Thanks for sharing:)

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    1. Thanks Daisy May. That quote is absolutely one of my favorites. Its very true and reminds you of what is important in life.

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  7. wow amazing! i love the photos :D i love photography and these photos looks awesome :D such a cute little boy

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    1. Thank you I really think my photographer rocks! Thanks for checking out the blog as well.

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  8. such lovely pictures and such a cute little boy!

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  9. What beautiful pictures and a beautiful family! Happy Birthday, Mama!

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  10. These pictures are just absolutely beautiful. I love the word "ONE" and the balloons just made it even more beautiful! Happy Birthday!!

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  11. First of all, I know exactly what you mean. My little guy turned one back in August, and I cried and was happy all at the same time. The time really does fly by!

    Second, Amy did a great job with your pictures, and your little fella is so handsome!

    Third, it was great to meet you on Friday!

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  12. I know the feeling, time moves far too fast. Happy Birthday!

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  13. I know the feeling, time moves far too fast. I can't believe my little will be 6 months already! Happy Birthday!

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  14. Beautiful pictures! Time certainly does fly. I look at my nearly 7 year old and wonder how it happened that she's that old already! Cherish every moment!

    Happy birthday to your handsome boy! :)

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