Sunday, April 07, 2013

Birthdays birthdays!!!

Last Saturday, April 6th, we celebrated Zachary's first birthday! Our beautiful boy was due on my birthday (April 6th) but decided to make his grand entrance three days later on April 9th. What a joy he is to our lives!!!

We decided to have a small party at our house with the Cookie Monster theme and invited a few of Zachary's "baby buddies"(James, Brady, Matthew, Ozzie and his "fiancé", little Eliana Grace). It was so sweet to see the kids interact and play. The parents had fun too! Later on in the evening, my dear friend Ginny had a girls only cake and coffee party at her house which was a lot of fun too!

So much has happened this past year, that I looked forward to Zachary's first birthday (and my birthday of course!) with such joy and anticipation, that I had to change my profile picture on Facebook to reflect the first picture taken of our little family on April 9, 2012!! God truly has blessed us beyond belief! Wow. Today, yesterday and tomorrow. I remember being heavily pregnant this time last year and loving being pregnant, but eagerly anticipating the arrival of our son. I remember that all my fears had been cast away at this point ("But perfect love casts out fear") and just having a sense of peace that everything would work out just fine. And it did! Zachary's birth was a wonderful experience (and I was stressed out about it!) and I remember feeling that same sense of calm and peace when the world was swirling around me in the chaotic mess that was July and August of last year, but I remember being surrounded by love and family and friends and PRAYER and I truly felt God's presence and that reasurrance that everything would work out just fine. And so far, it has! Thank you all for your prayers and encouraging words. I love you and pray that God blesses you today and tomorrow too!


Carrie Rogers said...

Happy Birthday to you and your Sweet Boy! I love reading your blog. I keep you in my prayers. God has such a wonderful way of working everything out.

Lindsey said...

Happy 1st birthday!!! Love your cake, Z!

Sam said...

Great Cake - Memories of making a C Monster cake 30 years ago for one of the boys - all the kids had very blue smiles :-) You all look wonderful and enjoying each other. I love it! You are in my prayers.