My baby is growing up. It's the cold hard facts and tears have been shed as his one year birthday rapidly approaches. It's been hard for me to accept that Max is growing up and will all too soon be resisting my kisses, going to high school and leaving for college... I think every mother feels a little heart broken when their children grow older. I am no exception. At the same time, it is amazing to see his personality emerging more every day, and to have a glimpse into who he will become one day.
As I reflect on this past year, I realize how much our lives have changed. We have never been happier, and I can honestly say it has been the best year of my life. Hands down. Although I know I am far from the perfect mother, I have done my best to love my son with all that I have.
He is the beat of my heart and the breath in my lungs. I live for this boy.
Happy Birthday to my beautiful firstborn.
**these adorable pictures of Max eating his birthday cake were shot by my friend Lauren Byers. For more info click HERE