Today is my sweet baby's first birthday.
|snapped with my phone this morning at Jones' daycare|
What an amazing roller coaster of a year this past one has been--all emotions and relationship experiences crammed into a succinct package. I probably slept less this past year than any other year of my life. I fell in love daily with an amazing baby boy who is quickly turning into a sassy little toddler. I questioned my life direction, and lamented the loss of my youth...and then made adult decisions and childish ones, circling back around to realizing that my life direction is what it should be at the moment, and that's all I can ask.
This child has taught me more about myself and how I want my life to go simply by being alive, than I have been able to figure out on my own these past 33 years. Guess that's how it goes, huh?
My mom called me this morning:
Mom: Happy Birthday, baby!
Me: Thanks, I'll tell Jones you said so.
Mom: Well, yes, tell him Happy Birthday, but I also mean Happy Birthday to you.
Me: It's not my birthday...
Mom: Well, you gave birth to the child, didn't you?! So, it's your birth-day too...
Moms are so wise.
Wait, I am a mom now...
Though I am certainly not wise yet, I do feel like today is my birthday-a whole new life began for me on this day last year. Thanks for that, my sweet Jones. Your momma adores you.