Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Birthday, Grey!

One year ago I became a mother.


This past year has been filled to the brim with many different emotions. Joy, happiness, fear, doubt, but most of all it has been filled with LOVE! I knew that I would love my baby, but I had no idea HOW MUCH until he was here. Until I saw that sweet face, until I touched his chubby hands and cheeks. I love this boy like no other, my heart could just burst. I love how Grey can find every little fuzz/string on the carpet and goes after it until it he gets it, how he can play with a ribbon of his blanket for 20 minutes,how he laughs EVERY single time we walk up or down the stairs. I love his sweet sounds that Andy and I just know mean "I love you," how he tricks us into thinking he is giving us a big hug when really he is just after the back of our hair. I love how he looks for me after I've been gone, how his little fingers start to wiggle when he is excited. I love how he looks at things out of the corner of his eye, how he will talk to himself every morning until I go in there to get him. I love how he smells. I love his pudgy little hands. I love his determination. I just love Grey, my sir. Happy Birthday to my sweet sweet boy.

16 comments:

gibbzee said...

Love you buddy!!!

Happy Birthday!

krousehouse said...

Happy, happy, happy birthday Grey! How many people could impact the lives of others so greatly before being even one year old! Many birthday wishes for great things to come!

Chris, Liz, and Baby Em said...

Happy First Birthday Grey!!! You bring so much joy and inspiration - clearly to you mommy and daddy, and also to others out there cheering you along. We hope you guys all have a great birthday weekend celebrating all that Grey is and has already done!!!

Fruzsi said...

Happy happy birthday Grey!!!!!:)

Joanna and David said...

Happy 1st birthday to my little angel! Sweet Grey - you helped us find joy in a time of fear. I fell in love with your precious face a year ago - the minute I saw you I cried. You were perfect. You will never know how much you lightened my darkness and how your Mommy and Daddy's words of wisdom and love made me even more eager to meet my little boy. :) You bring such promise in every post and every picture. You are Jet's first friend, a blessing to our family, and always in my heart - my little guardian angel. We love you ~ Joanna, David and Jet.

Erin said...

Happy Birthday Grey!

Holli (and Mark) said...

How could it be one year already? where does the time go? and yet little Grey, you and your mommy and daddy have been inspiring me (and MANY others) for what seems much longer than that. You are destined for great things and in one year of life have already taught so many so much about life! Happy Birthday!!!!

laura said...

Happy Birthday little Grey! What a blessing you are to your mommy and daddy.

The Santini's said...

Happy Birthday! It is hard to believe it has been a year. It has been so amazing watching him grow this last year and watching you guys grow too. It has helped Nick and me so much at times.

Adrienne, Scott, Hanna and Hayden Trigg said...

Happy Birthday! This has been a huge year. Congrats on not needing much of a stander. He looks like he is doing GREAT! Way to go. You all provide us a lot of comfort knowing there is someone else out there who gets it. You all have earned this year. Celebrate!

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday Grey! Can't wait to see what AMAZING things this next year holds for you! Enjoy your day!

Melissa said...

Happy Belated Birthday Grey!!! It's hard to believe that a year has gone by already! You are such a cute little guy, and I'm sure quite the ladies man! I hope that you enjoyed your day with whomever came to help celebrate! Andy & Leigh, thanks for sharing a little bit of yourselves and your special little man with all of us!! He definitely is a keeper!!!

Liz said...

Happy Birthday!!!! I hope that when Grey is older, you have the opportunity to explain to him how much he has touched people's lives - even the lives of sweet unborn little babies!!! I first found your blog a few days after my husband and I found out that our little son has spina bifida. It was emotional to see pictures and read about little babies that were SO HAPPY and doing so well with their challenges.

It was a tremendous gift to realize that we are not having some horrid disease, but a special little boy who just happens to have some extra challenges. I love the picture of Grey in his stander - so small, but so mighty!!! Thanks again and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

April said...

Geeze just yesterday we were at AT and you were 18 and having a "seeze" and now you are the mother of a beautiful one year old. Wow. Way to go guys, if you can make it 1 year, you can make it 100 more!

Scasmflops said...

happy happy birthday handsome little man!!! you are such a blessing and a joy to us all.

Ciaran's parents, Jon & Wendy said...

Happy Birthday Grey!!!