Friday, April 24, 2009

Our "baby" is ONE!!

Austin's first football pose.
Austin's ONE YEAR football pose.  What a difference a year makes?
It is so hard to believe that 12 months ago Austin was born.  I made it through the day without crying but can really only thank Austin for that.  The thought that Austin is growing up is sad because he is not a "baby" any more but Austin has truly been such a blast and made us laugh so much that all the memories I have are happy wonderful memories which just leaves a smile on my face when I think about him and the year we have had together.  It is so funny how someone so small can change your life in such a dramatic way.  I remember talking to friends when we brought him home and not being able to put into words what it is like being a mom.  The LOVE that you have for your child is something that can not be put into words.  I remember immediately after he was born feeling like he had always been there and our son.  Is that weird?  It is like instantly there is this person that you have been waiting for, talking about, and dreaming about right in front of you and everything just falls into place and feels so right.  I will never be able to explain the feelings I have about being a mom and I will always have Austin to thank for that.  I think if I were to talk about what it means to me to be a mom that would make me cry.  Haha.  I have attached a video I made of photos of his first year (the video was supposed to be in the background at his birthday party but I could not get it to work, luckily it was able to be downloaded onto our blog).  Thank you Austin for changing mommy and daddy's lives and redefining the meaning of LOVE.  We love you so much and are looking forward to many more memories and watching you grow!  Happy Birthday Austin!