Monday, May 16, 2011

May 16, 2011

Dear Ehren,

Today you turn one year old and I'm not going to lie it kind of freaks your dad and I out a bit. Means you have been home six months and you decided this week it also means you are going to walk. You've been pulling yourself up for a month but it was almost like you knew you were turning one and that one year olds should walk so you just started letting go this week and trying to figure it out. I think Dad would like you to be using a spoon as well but let's not rush things, right?

We are so grateful that God chose you to be a part of our family. Your laughter fills this house and makes life so much more fun in a way we never knew was missing before. Your dad and I fight over who gets to wake you up from your nap because we both want to be the one that makes you squeal with excitement and jump up and down in your crib. Your joy is contagious and one of these days Austin the Dog is going to catch it too.

We pray this next year is just as exciting as the first and look forward to being with you through all the new things you get to discover. It's probably going to be another big year of changes and excitement but if we've learned anything in the last six months with you it's that you are going to be fine. You are resilient and strong and it's going to take a lot more than a few mistakes from your dad and I to do any serious damage. That being said, expect a few mistakes and if you want to use some of your college money for therapy we totally understand.

We love you!



alyssainnashville said...

Yay! :) Happy birthday, Ehren!

Anonymous said...

Great blog for a special boy's birthday! I think you & Josh are exceptional parents & yes, you may make a few mistakes...we all do. MOM

ty & heidi said...

Love the pic!! He is in hog heaven!!

Denise said...

What a beautiful post!!