Thursday, April 9, 2009

Tomorrow He Will Be One.

One year ago today, I went to a routine doctor's appointment three weeks prior to my due date. I happily found out at this appointment that I was 5 cm dilated. That night, we went shopping, had dinner, and enjoyed our last night as a childless couple.

The following night our beautiful boy was born. It was the hardest happiest day of my life. It was the day that everything changed.

I became a mother.

Last night I held Bubba in my arms after he fell asleep on me. For over an hour I just held him and thought about how thankful I am for him. I stared at him and I cried. I thought about how this year has been the happiest of my life. I have never felt more fulfilled.

I am so thankful that Heavenly Father sent me this beautiful child to love, to nurture, and to teach. He brings me more joy than I ever could've imagined. I am so impressed with him, so amazed. I forget that he actually came from my body. It's humbling. The love I feel for him is overwhelming. I sometimes wonder how Heavenly Father could love even me, and He quickly reminds me of the love I have for Landon, and it gives me just glimpse of what He feels for all His children. Parenthood is divine. How blessed we are.

Happy Birthday, Landon James. I love you.

7 comments:

Sarah said...

Great now I'm crying. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Landon AND KALI!!!!!!!!! (And over here it actually has been your b-day for about 29 minutes LOL :)

Dani said...

i just choked up reading that! you forgot to mention that it's your birthday too!!! you're finally legal! woo-hoo:) see you tomorrow:)

happy birthday to both of you:)

Eloy and Andrea said...

AW.... Happy Birthday to my sister and my Bubba! I love you 2. :)

Love,
Eloy, Drea, and Baby Garcia :)

Greg and Talena said...

Happy Birthday to both of you!

Luisa said...

What a beautiful post, Kali! Happy Birthday to you and Bubba! Love u both.

PS.
Thanks for the phone call. You are such a sweet friend!

Jesse, Trista and Jaiden Wright said...

Happy Birthday Little one! and Happy birthday Kali! It is great being a mom, sometimes I feel I could love Jaiden more, but what gets me is when he shows how much he loves me! it makes me tear up when he gives me a tight unexpected hug and kisses!

HAVE A GREAT BIRTHDAY(S)!!!

Travis and Kristy said...

They grow up too fast! BTW...Our blog is going private, send me your email at traviskristyhurst@yahoo.com so that we can make sure you can still view our blog. =) The Hurst Family