November 19, 2007
Jason holding Zach for the first time.
This pic is when I first really laid eyes on Zach. Indescribable!
It's amazing what can happen in one year. Wow! A few things I've learned...
*When I have a bad day, it hits me that I have a healthy beautiful son, and my day turns completely around.
*I love that Zach looks exactly like Jason...even though I will continue to point out features I think are from me.
*Zach has taught me in a refreshing way that family comes first.
*I never thought I could live on sleeping six hours again at night and get used to it.
*I am more in love with Jason than I have ever been. However, this did not come without a price. Having Zach was one of the most wonderful and hardest things for us. We have grown so much closer because of him.
*Cuddling with Zach is one of my favorite things to do.
*I have more compassion and understanding for new moms. All we need is encouragement!
*I love to hear Zach laugh. It's music to my ears!
*I've learned more about GOD's abundant grace.
*Recently I told Jason that I'm still trying to find the "me in motherhood" meaning that I desire to be all GOD wants me to be as a mama to Zach without losing myself or my personality in the process. Just like when I married Jason, I was suddenly "Jason's wife" but I was still Katie. I want my identity to be in Christ alone, not who I am married to or who my kids are. Make sense!? Anyway, Jason laughed and said, "Katie, there is no ME in motherhood." I had to laugh because of the way it sounded. I couldn't agree with him more!
November 19, 2008
HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY, my little man!! I am so glad GOD gave you to us!