January 27, 2014

one.


This boy turned one last week. One!!

I’ve been trying to find the words to describe what it’s been like raising him and watching him grow this past year. Words to describe everything he means to me.

But words, words don’t even come close.

I’m beyond grateful that I get to hold him every day. That I get to watch him grow up. That I get to be his mom.

And that’s about all I can type for now without bursting into tears.


/ Photos from his birthday

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12 comments:

  1. He is so beautiful, Tash. Happy birthday to Leif. One year!! And happy birthday to you, too, Mama. Such a big deal this first birthday...Thanks for sharing the photos - it is so good to see how he's grown. I only wish his big brother was in them, too. (Love his onesie!)

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    1. Thank you Jen. I wish his big brother was here with us too, and that they were growing up together right now. I bought his onesie in a few sizes!

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  2. Happy birthday, be healthy and peaceful little boy :)

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  3. Seriously adorable. And love the italia ball.

    One is so huge. Happy birthday Leif. You make 1 look magical in your shots of his birthday. But I'm not giving all the cred to the camera...I think it really WAS magical.

    Happy birthday little brother. You're loved and celebrated more than you know!

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    1. Thank you so much Veronica. His birthday was amazing, and magical yes! I think Leif would love to play ball with Theo, maybe someday :)

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  4. Happy Birthday, Leif! I've been reading you since you were on bed rest. No clue how i got to your blog but it is lovely and i've been following you since.. Your pictures are great and you seem a great family!
    Wishing you many more happy & healthy years!

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  5. Happy birthday, wee Leif! I have loved watching you grow from a teensie to a little on instagram. I wish your big brother were around to show you the world. hugs to all xoxo

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  6. Happy Birthday Little Man!! You have grown into such a handsome human being. All the best for the many years to come xx

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  7. I wanted to cry - such a beautiful one. Such a beautiful One.

    No words, no words, no words.

    That's right - no words for the road you walked, the days you survived, the everything that you went through

    to get here.

    And no words to replace the Brother who is so very much missed.

    Happy One, Little One. You are the sweetest.

    xoxo to you, Mama,

    CiM

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    1. I've been thinking about you Cathy... How are you? I hope you are well. I always love your messages.. they make me teary and mean so much and are always so helpful. Thank you for walking with me and for continuing to visit me here.. me and my boys. Sending love to you dear Mama. xxxx

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    2. Shame on me - takes me forever to reply even to the sweetest of messages. Shame - and I'm sorry. It isn't you. It's me!

      But I have thought about you! And today, I wrote a short note to another dear person I've neglected far too long - and I thought - Tash! So I'm here at last to say that I remember you so much, so often.

      I do check in to see how you are. I will always check in. Time passes, but you I won't forget - you and your sons.

      Much love from me to you,

      CiM xoxoxo

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