Friday, October 30, 2015

Ezra Henry is ONE!

I am beyond thrilled to write those words! My sweet baby is one, and he is healthy! Praise the Lord for He is good!
We celebrated Ezra's birthday by having a big party to thank everyone who helped us, prayed for us, and basically made it so we could survive this last year. While not everyone could come, we did have a good turn out of about 75!
I was so busy with the preparations of the whole thing I never got any pictures of how we decorated.  It was a superhero theme, as he is our super preemie!
The day of his party was a Sunday, the day before his birthday.  On his actual birthday I took the kids out of school and Josh and I didn't go to work.  We took a family day to celebrate life.  This time last year, I almost didn't make it, and we didn't know what the future held for little Ezra. So, we enjoyed the day with our family, my parents, and my sister and her kids at Spicer's orchard and the Howell nature center.  It was such a nice day.

My little guy on the day he was born!

Trying out a cupcake at his party. He didn't really eat anything, but sure got messy!

Happy birthday sweet Ezra!  Daddy and Mommy love you so much!

The first time I met him/held him was five days after his birth. Here he is one year after that day.

Friday, October 9, 2015

This Time Last Year

I have found myself saying that a lot these last few weeks.
Today marks the day one year ago that I was hospitalized.  I didn't know when I went to the fourth floor that October day that I was going to be there for nine days.  I didn't know that when I left I would no longer be pregnant.  I did not know that I would be leaving to go visit my baby 51 miles away.
This whole year has held a lot of unknowns, as lets face it, every year does.  That's okay though.
What DO I know?
I know God saw me through the most difficult year of my life.  I know that these trials changed me.  I know that even though it was not something I would have chose for myself, I can be thankful for them.
This week will be a lot of reflecting for me.  There will be lots of tears and laughter. We will celebrate.  Life is worth celebrating!

Snuggling momma's two boys. How can my tiny baby be almost one?