I still have a bunch of other catch-up posts to do from our life lately, but I had to take a brief little interruption and post some thoughts before the day ends. Today was Blake's first birthday. All day long, the memory of his birth one year ago played so vivid in my mind. It took him a long time to get here, but the anticipation and wait was completely worth the abundance of joy and true happiness I would have from him coming into my life. I never knew how much love could exist in my heart for someone who I had only known so shortly. But it was there instantly and has only grown more and more each day this past year.
Now, Blake and I are the best of friends. He is so attached, which will probably come to our detriment someday, but I secretly love it that way. He has taught me so many things. He has given me the best year of my life. He made me a mother. And now my only hope is that I can continue to be the kind of mom he needs me to be. All of us have been sick this past week. We are talking coughing, runny noses, fevers, and for little Blake lots of night-walkings, uncomfortableness, itchy throats and loss of appetite. I was so worried that he would be sick on his first birthday. But we had a birthday miracle. He seemed so much better today. He was happy again like his usual self. And we all had the energy to party it up!
I'll post more about his birthday soon, but here are just a few of my favorites of the day (although you can see from his face he didn't really know what to think of the hat). Oh how I love my little Blakester. Forever and always. He makes our life so meaningful.