Tuesday, September 30, 2008

overwhelmed

I can't believe my sweet little boy is turning one tomorrow. I remember this time last year like it was yesterday. I had just gotten my epidural and they told me to get some rest...I couldn't rest - I was too excited. I should have listened...I haven't rested since.

I know this blog is pretty much all about Jackson, but what some of you may not know is that it's for Jackson. I am printing off each post and keeping it in a scrapbook for him to read when he's older. I want him to always know how much we have loved him, how proud we have been of him and all of the little things that have gone on in his life. I hope he enjoys reading it as much as I enjoy writing it.

This past year has been the best year of my life. Words cannot express how much joy it brings me to be Jackson's mom. He has brought so much to our lives and I am just so thankful that the Lord has blessed us with such an amazing child. God has had such favor on our family this past year. He carried us through such uncertain times but, as He promises, was there for us every step of the way. Jackson is no exception. God has watched over Jackson and blessed us with a year of NO illnesses...none. What a blessing that is! I know he has to get sick (he's probably coming down with something as I write this lol) but I've loved the fact that he's been so healthy. Some people DREAM of having a semi-healthy child and don't think I'm not grateful for it.

Jackson amazes us every day. He does things that I didn't think would be possible at his age...he never passes up an opportunity to impress. Ok, enough bragging but it's hard not to when your heart is swelling with pride over another one of God's creations. We serve such an amazing God. I just really love Jackson and I'm really proud to be his mom. You know, when you're pregnant you have thoughts of what it will be like when you're a parent but you really have no idea. It's indescribable. Overwhelming.

This has been the best year and next year has a lot to compete with. Here's to God blessing us with many, many more years with my sweet bear.

Bethany

6 comments:

Laura said...

Happy Birthday Jackson!

Courtney's World said...

Happy Birthday Jackson!

Anonymous said...

Happy Happy Birthday J-Bear!! Nonni luvs you!!! :)

Lauren McKnight said...

Happy birthday to you, adorable Jackson. You have a great mommy!

Anonymous said...

My comment would not go thru! But Happy Birthday Jackson poo!!!!

Anonymous said...

I keep trying to leave a Happy Birthday message to Jackson!!