Benjamin turns one!

One year ago today, I became a mom, again. I always get teary whenever I recall what happened in the emergency room last year. I still cry when I reread what I wrote for Benjamin’s birth story. But I promised myself to leave it all behind the doors of 2011. So, I move on.

And I have a pretty good reason to move on – I got my happy ending (despite that horrible experience). I got my precious baby boy and today as I look into his eyes, I am filled with so much gratefulness to be blessed again, to receive the gift and the privilege to become a mom again. The one role in life I wouldn’t trade for anything. The one ‘job’ I can proudly say, I will commit to giving my one hundred percent no matter what. I can suck at all other things but not being a mom is a promise I gave to myself. A promise I enjoy fulfilling.

Before I get all melodramatic…

Today is not only an important milestone for baby Ben. It’s a celebration of a wonderful year filled with so much immeasurable joy he has brought to our lives.

Happy, happy birthday my baby boy.


  1. Aww, what a lovely boy! These babies grow so fast! His sister and he look so much alike, and though I read somewhere before that people ask if they are your kids, they definitely got the way they smile from you 😉

    Happy 1st birthday!



  2. This is the first I’ve read of your birth story. I literally had tears streaming down my face reading it. My God, he is truly a fighter and so are you and your family Grace!! God Bless Benji Boy! xx



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  4. Hey there…. SO sorry it’s been forever since I have been over here to say hi. Life has gotten in the way, but I am moving forward and trying to visit people.
    I cannot believe Big Boy Ben is a year old… it seems like just yesterday when we were guessing when he was going to be born.
    He is still as beautiful as I remember, as is Pristine. She is quite the young lady. I wish you lived closer (than on the other side of the world) so I could give you all a great big hug.
    Wishing you a fabulous start to the holiday season.



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