Friday, June 13, 2008

Two for One Special

Posted by Mandy at 1:41 PM
As a special treat I have combined two great posts into one for your viewing pleasure. They will come in order of importance.









First post: IT'S SAMUEL'S FIRST BIRTHDAY!




How on earth has it been an entire year since I first got to see my little man? He has been a constant blessing from the time his presence was known by two lines on a little stick, to the day he was in my arms for the first time. I still cry if I talk about how much he means to me, I still cry at times when I nurse him to sleep, and I still cry from thinking about how much I love him and what a huge part of life I would be missing if God wouldn't have given him to me. The road to conceiving him was hard and full of tears, but knowing today that had we gotten pregnant even one month sooner we would have had a completely different baby, makes me fall on my knees and thank God for his ultimate knowledge. His ultimate timing. His will for our lives. He could see down the road at what huge blessings he was going to provide when I could not. He knew that Samuel was THE baby for us and he waited until Samuel would be produced before allowing our trying to conceive journey to end. And now I have this perfect, curly-headed, blue-eyed, silly, happy, loving, little boy. I won't lie; I am a bit heartbroken over his one year birthday being here so soon. It's simply a shame at how quickly they grow up. My bottle of Dreft is quickly running out and I'm struggling with the seemingly simple decision of buying one more bottle to savor that baby smell that I will forever miss, or letting go and throwing his clothes in the wash with the big kids'. I just don't know if I'm ready to let go just yet.



The second post is about the elusive puppies I mentioned in a past post. This is Bella and Lincoln.



Bella is the girl and the one that is golden with the black mask. Lincoln is the boy, the lighter of the two with the oh-so-cute floppy ears. I cannot tell you all how much fun and joy these two silly pups have brought to our family. They both now mostly enjoy our twice daily walks and only protest every so often. At only 9 weeks old, they are simply growing into being wonderful dogs. I'm doing all of the "Dog Whisperer" techniques and wow, they really work! They wait to eat until they're told, they seldom jump up on anyone anymore, and if they begin to chew on something that is off-limits, a simple snap of the fingers is all it takes to make them drop it and back up. Cesar would be so proud.



All I need is to order my shirt that is printed: PACKLEADER

4 comments:

Allison on Friday, 13 June, 2008 said...

Ah!! Happy Birthday Samuel!! I can't believe it's been a year! They do grow so fast, don't they?
And your puppies are so cute! But, I'm having a hard time believing they are pups! They would eat my doggies for a snack!

Jennifer on Friday, 13 June, 2008 said...

Hey Mandy, I stumbled on your blog off Shelley's blog. I just started my own blog yesterday, hope you'll check it out. I have a lot of work to do, but hopefully I'll figure it all out with Shelley's help. It is always sad when your baby it's that one year mark!! Mine did in Jan. and I still get sad when I think about it!!

Maury on Monday, 16 June, 2008 said...

Happy Birthday Samuel!! My baby will soon be 5, and it breaks my heart!!!

Your new puppies are BEAUTIFUL dogs! I don't even like dogs, but I want those 2!!

Ana on Tuesday, 17 June, 2008 said...

Awww what a beautiful tribute to your baby boy! I can so relate to your sentiments - they DO grow ever so quickly. I have a 6 mos old I fear if I blink just for a moment he will be walking out the door to college. ACK!

Thanks for stopping by my blog (www.quiskaeya.com). And thanks to your friend who recommended me. :) I'm a bit random on my blog. I talk about motherhood, parenting and green living (mainly my journey to become greener) and a lot in between (natural parenting, co sleeping, breastfeeding, babywearing etc).

I'm glad you passed through. I like your blog and I'll be back here again!

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