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.
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!
>> I read somewhere before that people ask if they are your kids, they definitely got the way they smile from you 😉
Awww, that’s so sweet of you to say!
>>His sister and he look so much alike
They’re TWINS, 8 years apart! http://sandierpastures.com/personal/mommy-thoughts/ive-got-twins-8-years-apart.html
Happy Birthday Benja!
Happy 1st Birthday Benjamin.
Happy Birthday Baby Benja! We missed the party! We’ll see u some other time.
Happy Birthday Baby Benjamin!!!
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
Sorry to make you cry! Thanks for reading the lengthy post and for the well wishes!
Happy Birthday to Baby Benja!
I love all the photos!
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Thank you Maribeth! That is beautiful!
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.