Today is our beautiful, steadfast little boy's third birthday. The past three years have been such an incredible journey for us, thanks to our amazing firstborn son.
I will always remember the day he was born as clear as can be. It was scary, exciting and reassuring. My very first thought upon seeing him was that he could not possibly be more perfect. My second thought was, "Everything is going to be ok."
On his first birthday we were on the front end of a very scary two-month journey, which thankfully ended with a successful heart surgery. I will forever think of this time as one of the scariest of my life, but God had amazing things in store.
His second birthday was a good season for our family. It marked the beginning of an unbelievable growth spurt in every area of Elijah's development. I will always remember the time between his second and third birthdays as being the year of great progress.
And here we are! Now Elijah is three years old and we continue to love him beyond words. He is the first child of ours to steal our hearts and he has changed us in ways that we never thought possible.
We love you, Elijah! HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY birthday!!
Now, EVERYONE READING, we would love it if you would leave Elijah a happy birthday wish in the comments section! I plan to print all of the comments out for his baby book, so the more, the better!
(And yes, we are up this early!)