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One Year Old

What a precious day, a precious gift from above, a tender reflection of the fathers love for us...

Even as I type the title of this post, I am shocked that it has already been one year. Our lives were forever changed this day, one year ago... time really does fly, and passes you by before you even know it! As I reflect back on all the changes, the challenges, the joys, the memories... my heart is overwhelmed with happiness and gratefulness. I still am amazed that God would entrust to us this little boy, to care for and love. I feel like I have learned so many things this past year... things about my own heart and my desperate need for God.... things about His lavish love in giving up his perfect son for me, things about my husband as I have watched him tenderly love our child...

One year ago, at 6:50 am, my water broke... quite unexpectedly, as I was not due for another 3 weeks! We were in shock and so excited... and as my contractions had not begun yet, things were quite surreal, as we drove to the hospital with no pain and much anticipation!

And at 10:52 pm, just 1 hour and 8 minutes shy of the new year, Tyler James arrived weighing in at 8lbs 1 oz and 21.5 inches.... When I heard how big he actually was, I was so grateful he was born early!!!

And then we came home.... and our lives were never the same, and I cannot imagine my life without this little boy. Now, with the New Year looming in the day, I have a yearly reminder of the past faithfulness of God, and his future grace promised to us. My son, is truly a gift from God to us, that reminds us of how much we have been given and how much we can praise our heavenly father for.

And now, the birthday boy!!!!

He just bring so much joy to our lives, and to those around him. He is such a gift to us!

How can I express the heart full of love in words for my son, and my family???

Happy Birthday Big Boy!

Love, Momma and Dada!


birthday greetings from mrs. c said...

happy birthday to you
happy birthday to you

happy birthday dear tyler
happy birthday to you

happy"big #1 birthday"to you today

The Murphys said...

wow, you never realize how much a little person has grown until you look back. what a little man he has become!

Carolyn Honea said...

Happy Birthday!

That first year is full of so much change...it is so precious!

Erica said...

Wow, what a looker you are!! happy birthday Tyler!! Sorry I'm a little late!

~Erica Forman (Campbell)

p.s. Tell your momma to E-mail me VW_momma369@yahoo.com it would be GREAT to hear from her!