Carson turns one year old tomorrow! I was warned the first year would pass quickly, to cherish every moment because they don’t stay babies for long.I just didn’t think this day would approach so fast.
Ironically, when I look back on the past year it feels like so much more time has passed than just 12 months. So many changes. So many emotions. So many experiences. The first month passed by in such a blur. I tried so hard to stay in the moment but what I recall most from that time is the knot in my stomach and the apprehension I felt until the day the doctors told us everything would be alright; he was healthy and would live a normal life.<
On that day I took a deep breath and promised myself I would value each day I spent with him. I would take the good and bad and everything in between as a precious gift. And I can say with all honesty that the past 11 months have been filled with some of the happiest and most rewarding days of my life.
Someone once told me I wouldn’t understand the love I could feel for my own child until I actually had one. Today I can’t imagine a world without him.
Happy Birthday Little Gnome. Here’s to another incredible year!
Grandma Drews says
Happy 1st Birthday Carson!
I wish I were with you to celebrate your special day. Grandpa, Auntie Jen, and I miss you terribly and look forward to seeing you soon. I am sending all of our love, and tons of kisses and hugs. XOXO
All my love, Grandma Drews
The Vece Fam says
I can’t believe he is already one. He just keeps getting more and more handsome! Give him some hugs from us.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARSON!!
Although I am enjoying being with your cousins Parker and Luke and Uncle Blair, Aunt Anita and GaGa,
I really miss being with you on your first birthday…can’t wait to celebrate when we return from Virginia!
I love you Carson!
Love Papa Ray
GaGa Judy says
Happy 1st Birthday Carson!
I am so thankful to have had the joy of taking care of you a couple of days a week during your first year…so many happy memories as you learned to sit up, crawl, eat cheerios and say ball and dog! I can’t wait to see you when I return from Virginia next week…I miss your bright blue eyes and happy smile!
Love and hugs from GaGa Judy
Happy Birthday Carson!
Amy, that post made me cry. Just remembering all the emotions during his first month and then that overwhelming sense of relief when you told us he was okay. Even though we didn’t get to see you guys that much during his first year, we have loved Carson since the day he was born and are enjoying watching him grow – he’s already quite handsome at age one!
Lots of love, Katalin (and Kyle!)
Grandma Nancy says
What a growing up boy you are! Your mom is right–a year has gone by so quickly. You are starting to do some things for yourself, and letting us know just a bit about what is going on in your active mind. You are a busy boy and already show us your love of sound and books. A round of applause to your mom and dad, too. They are great parents! Love and hugs, Grandma Nancy and Grandpa Dave