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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how fast life seems to pass us by. That’s probably because we just celebrated my little man’s
FIRST birthday last week. Yep, he’s a year old! This past year has been the LONGEST and the SHORTEST year ever! I mean, I don’t even remember what life was like before the little man came along. I can’t imagine what life would be like without him! He’s the reason we wake up every morning and thank God for our beautiful life!! BUT, at the same time I feel like it was just a few weeks ago that we brought home this sleepy little bundle of joy:
It amazes me all the growth that took us from a little bitty newborn to an active, independent toddler!
When I think about all the amazing moments we had this past year I can honestly say I don’t regret missing a single thing! I had the ability to stay home and be with him. And what we thought was a tragedy turned into a blessing in disguise.
Those of you that know me know that my husband was laid off 1 month before the little man was born and we were frantic about bringing a baby into this world and being unemployed. It was a LONG and stressful 10 months until my husband found a job. We were both applying and searching for jobs but the economy has hit our fields extremely hard. Looking back though it was actually a blessing because we had plenty of money in savings to support us while we searched and we were BOTH given the opportunity to watch every milestone in our little man’s first 9 months of life. Neither of us would trade that time for anything!
I truly believe that this past year has been full of blessings whether we knew it at the time or not. And I’m so excited to see what the future brings. My husband’s layoff not only gave him the opportunity to be at home with our little man too but it helped make our marriage stronger, our communication better, and our tolerance for the other one’s antics higher! (Try spending 24/7/365 together with someone and see what begins to erk you about them…. it’s the little things in life).
As the time FLIES by I have to remind myself to savor the moments. When I’m wanting to write a blog post but the little man wants to cuddle in my lap and watch TV—I’m setting down the laptop and getting all the cuddles I can! Because, before I know it another year will pass and he will grow and cuddles will be something of the past.
What moments are you grateful for?