Where did this year go?

“Where did this past year go?” I asked myself as I was preparing for my son’s 1st birthday party. “How could it have already been a year? I haven’t done anything,” I think as I look at what I’ve accomplished professionally in the past 12 months. However, as I look at photos of my growing baby, I can clearly see where the year went – I see the countless late night nursings when I see how tall he’s gotten, I see the visit to Pigtails and Crewcuts when I see how his hair has changed, I see the innumerable trips to Target when I see what size diaper he’s now wearing. Most significantly, I see his, no, OUR resilience as I recognize the changing backgrounds in each of these photos. I have always been on the go and he is now a product of that lifestyle and he just rolls with it! I have changed just as much as my own son in this past year. We’ve both learned how to become who we are and love it. He’s cried. I’ve cried. Neither of us is perfect, but we give to each other a complete happiness that comes from living for someone else.



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