Monday, January 31, 2011

One Year Ago...

One year ago…
It was a Sunday.
I buzzed around this house making sure that everything was spic & span & in its perfect place.
I curled up on the couch with Jared for one last Sunday afternoon nap & cherished the last few moments of it being just the two of us.
I rearranged my suitcase for the 107th time.
I folded tiny little baby clothes & placed them neatly into our hospital bag.
I packed the hospital favors that would announce “his” name to our families.
I stood in the doorway of the nursery & just stared…trying to grasp the reality of what was about to happen in our lives.
I felt the millions of butterflies that fluttered about in my belly.
I looked back at the house as we were driving away & knew when we would come back home, that everything in our world would be different.
I watched the clock all through dinner, how it ticked slower than it ever had before.
I walked eagerly through the hospital halls, not believing that this was it.
I got checked in at 7:15 p.m. on the dot, & settled into my room & oh so lovely hospital gown.
I got prepped for the induction process.
I anxiously waited for what was in store...

 Isn’t it amazing how much can change in only 365 days?  Tonight is so much different than this night a year ago. 

 I will put frosting & sprinkles on cupcakes.
 I will blow up balloons. 
I will hang streamers all over the house.
I will sit here in disbelief that the year went as fast as it did.
I will grieve just a little.
I will rejoice even more.
I will look back on this past year.
I will gaze forward.
I will celebrate.
I will anxiously wait for what is in store.

It is hard to believe that  last year my sweet little Jett was merely a baby bump, & now look at him—he is his own little person, running all over the house, & making us fall more & more in love with him every single day!  I knew on that Sunday a year ago, that I was about to embark on a journey...
I just had no idea that it would be the best journey of my life. 

Lots & lots of celebrating tomorrow!  Birthdays are a big deal around here.

1 comment:

  1. happy birthday, jett! hope you all have a wonderful day celebrating your sweet baby boy's first birthday!