I’ll never stop saying how quickly the time passes with your baby. I truly cannot believe that he is ONE. We’ve had an entire year with him. All the clichés are true; it’s hard to remember life before him, and yet I feel like we just met. It’s been the greatest, most cherished honor of my life to be his mom.
I’ve made a goal for myself to write him a card/letter for his birthday every year, tucking it away in a little baby box for him, so that he has them when he’s older. I want to write down everything I feel and want to remember for him to read one day.
I’ve shared with you before that I always wanted to be a mom, but I wasn’t the person that was counting down the months until I could get pregnant and have a baby. I enjoyed my life before him and wanted to soak it in before things changed. I look back on my pre-baby life with fond memories and am grateful for that time to be selfish with my time, travel, and live care-free. In the same breath, getting to experience pregnancy, childbirth, and being a mom has been so much better and more meaningful to me than I thought.
We’ve had our fair share of challenges and growing pains adjusting to life with a baby, especially during a global pandemic. But I would live this year over and over again, if I had to. I have the sweetest memories etched in my brain and on my heart.
And while I would be okay with time slowing down just a little bit, I can’t wait to continue to walk through life with him, mother and son.
Thank you for sharing in his first year of life – for your words of encouragement and loving support throughout the last 365 days!