I knew this day was coming but it snuck up on me faster than I expected. Ford Nehemiah is 2 years old today! Well, technically he doesn't turn 2 until 11:46 pm tonight so I still have one more day with my sweet one year old. 2 years ago today I woke up a week overdue not realizing that my life would be forever changed later that evening. I had no idea the physical pain and exhaustion becoming a mother would entail nor the immense joy and love I would feel every single day. 2 trips around the sun with our boy and I really would love to freeze time. Ford is a sweet boy. He is gentle, kind, sensitive, and absolutely hilarious. He talks a million miles a minute, loves his baby sister fiercely, and has fun. I love that about him. Everything is fun for him... emptying the dishwasher, playing on his swing set, stacking blocks...Ford brings joy wherever he goes. I remember a couple of months ago when my sister asked me if I realized how many people love Ford and how happy he makes people who don't even know him. And that couldn't be truer. This boy is loved not only by me and Jon but my family, our friends, our neighbors. It is really incredible the change you go through when you become a parent. Your friends kids become so dear to you, you truly love them, and it is such a blessing and treat to watch others love him. The past year has been quite the change for Ford. He learned to walk, talk, became a big brother, started school, and so much more. He never stops amazing us with how quickly he learns and how smart he is. Our nightly prayer for Ford is that God would use him in a big way. God gave him a big personality and a big voice and we pray He uses it to advance the kingdom. My life has been forever changed since becoming this boy's mama and I cannot imagine life without him. God chose ME to be his mom and I am on my knees in thanks everyday for that joy and privilege. I could have never ever ever imagined my heart would grow the size it is today before I had children, There is an untouched part of your heart when you aren't a parent and it bursts at the seams when you are. The past 2 years have been perfectly imperfect and a victory to say the least. Ford Nehemiah, you have no idea how loved you are. Happy birthday doodle bug.
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