A year ago today, I was huge. I mean HUGE. And impatient. My c-section was scheduled for June 25th and I just COULD NOT wait any longer to get my baby out. I checked into the ER and was admitted to triage. My doctor was not about to send me home just to have me come back in less than 24 hours, so he scheduled my section for late that day. At 5:23 pm on June 24, 2014 one of the happiest moments of my life occurred. My second son, Mason Lee, was welcomed to the world.
Mason, ever since I laid eyes on you, I haven’t been able to take them off of you (literally, or you’d faceplant into the kitchen floor or play in the toilet bowl). But really, you’ve been such a joy. Growing up as an only child, I was so excited to be able to give Tyler what I never had. Yes, two is twice as hard as one, but more importantly, twice as fulfilling. Love is bursting at the seems. I can’t get enough hugs, snuggles or sweet kisses. How did I get so lucky?
In your first year, you’ve made us laugh. Every time you burp you laugh. Every time you cry, you want mama. Every time you learn something new, you get this wide eyed look as you discover the world around you.
The past 365 days have gone by in the blink of an eye. You’re no longer a baby, but you’ll always be my baby. I hope someday you are as lucky as I am to have children of your own so you can feel the most rewarding thing in life as I have. You and Tyler have given me the true meaning of life. You’ve given me patience. You’ve given me a heart full of memories. You’re only one and I already have so much to thank you for.
Mason, I’m so glad I get to be your mommy. I love you. More than you’ll ever know.