Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Happy First Birthday Matthew


For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. Psalm 139:13

To My Dearest Matthew-

How can it be? How are you, my beautiful little man, already one year old? It seems like just yesterday that I ran home, to tell Daddy about the "good news!" It seems like yesterday that you were kicking around, in my belly, and just waiting to come out and meet the world.

What a wonderful day July 9th, 2007 was! Not only was mommy VERY ready to meet you, but I had no idea the impact you would make on the entire family. Matthew, you are the gentle soul, the smiling sweetheart, the bubbly personality, and the LOVE of our lives. Mommy, Daddy, and Adam cherish you, Matthew. We are so blessed to have you as ours, and so thankful that the Lord knew that we were to be YOUR family.

I pray for you daily, my love. I pray that you will continue to grow physically, spiritually, and mentally. I pray for your well being. I thank God for you. I thank him for knowing you, before we even knew you would be in our lives. I thank him for knowing what He has in store for your future, and that He will guide you through it all. (and hopefully He will make mommy strong enough to help you grow, as well!)

I love the way you laugh at Sadie (even when she tries to lick you in the mouth- ew!), I love how you say "hi, there" and "what's that?" I love that you are just a little unsure of walking, and find that crawling will get you places faster (or away from Adam faster!). I love that you eat all of your food, and sometimes mine. I love that you want me to hold you, and comfort you. I love how you dance to rock music (only rock music). I love that you are almost always smiling when I get you up in the mornings, because even when I'm still sleepy, I have to smile. I love you, Matt. I love you. I love you.











22 comments:

Sue said...

Look how many things have changed in the last year. Happy Birthday Matthew!

Maggie said...

Happy Birthday Matthew! You are a lucky, lucky boy to be born into such a wonderful family!

Kellan said...

You are so blessed - he is a darling boy! Happy Birthday Matthew - have FUN!

See you soon - Kellan

PS - Yes - I have too many clothes as well.

Dawn said...

Such wonderful portraits!! happy birthday, big guy!

jennwa said...

How fast a years goes!!! He is so adorable.

Happy Birthday Matthew!!!

Christina said...

Happy birthday, Matthew!Such a sweet little man...you and blessed to have him, and he is very blessed to have you!! The pictures are great...he looks soooo grown up!

Tranny Head said...

Aww - happy birthday to him! Sumo's birthday is on the 25th! Where did you get your pictures done? Let me know - trannyhead@gmail! I'm still debating on where to get Sumo's photos done!

Blueberry said...

awwwwww! his pictures turned out so good!

happy birthday matthew!!!!!

Fire Hunt said...

How fast a years goes! I like the photos!

NANA said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY DEAR MATTHEW HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!
YOUR NANA LOVES YOU ALL THE WAY UP TO THE SKY AND BACK!!!!

buckeyemomma said...

HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY MATT!!! :) WE LOVE YOU!!

Kathryn said...

Look at that gorgeous boy! Happy First Birthday, Matthew!!!

My Goodness said...

Great pictures! Happy Birthday to your sweet little man!

krissy said...

Gosh darn your children are adorable and of course, the sap that I am, I am typing through teary eyes. Thanks for that.

Elaine A. said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Matthew! You are so lucky to have such a loving Mommee who knows the Lord and to be part of such a wonderful family!

Brittany - love this post and so will Matt someday...
Hope he had a great day!

Stacy said...

Happy Birthday little Matthew!! He is just too adorable for words. How can it be that he is already one?? It seems like he was just born. :)

Maya said...

I can't believe he's one already!!! He is getting so big. What a sweet letter.

Amy said...

Aww, Happy Birthday to that sweet boy!

kim said...

those pics are so cute! that first year just flies, doesn't it.

Arizaphale said...

Awww happy birthday Matthew. I remember Mummy going off to have you and that beautiful first photo of you both asleep. What a gorgeous young man you are. Congratulations to everyone.

Lilith Silvermane said...

I love to see all that pictures of your boys and the wonderful party you had for your little man.

My best friend had her baby on the 9th of this year! He's a beautiful blond headed little man, and when I see your son I realize that in a year, that is what we will be celebrating with her.

Thanks for sharing, you have a beautiful family.

Our Family said...

HOW SWEET!!! LOVIN the buckeye pics :) Too cute!!!!