Saturday, March 27, 2010


Happy 1st Birthday to my sweetest little boy!

My life is nothing without my sweet children and I love them so very much.

I cannot hardly believe that 1 entire year has passed since I birthed my red headed Peter Ryan.

I was lying in bed the other night re-living the night/earlymorning that I went into labor. It is so very clear to me. I wish that I could go back and do it all over again. really. Some say it is hard. painful. excruciating. But I have a much different view on childbirth. I love it. I really do. I do not however love being pregnant. And maybe that is why I love the act of childbirth because it is a means to the end of having my body be taken over.

I really do love giving birth and I will do it again someday. It is exhilirating. The sense of accomplishment is indescribable. For those few moments in time nothing matters except you and your baby. And then... oh the sweetness of a brand new baby-your very own- you get to feel and kiss. And how there is nothing like it in the whole wide world. I love it love it love it.

Happy Birthday sweet boy. We love you so much. You are the sunshine in my soul and a light unto the world.

(picture was from Peter's actual BIRTH-day... we are out of town and I can't post a current picture until next week!)


elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday Peter. I can't believe how much they change in a year. I'm starting to see why you'd want to relive that day.

Natalie said...

happy birthday sweet boy! Happy reflection day sweet mama:). love you and hope you are having fun on your trip!

Jenny said...

yey! peter is 1 !! Glad you got to be with extra family for his birthday even if it was unexpected. Its been so fun to see lucy and peter grow. safe traveling home!

Daniel Haynes said...

Peter? There is nothing on your header showing that you have a son. Just Ben, you, and Lucy.

It was fun seeing you again. Take care and hope the birthday was fun.

Travis said...

Where did you go...??? Come back and blog...