Sebastian Turns One

A year ago you came into the world, all 10 pounds 11oz of you. What a day; a day I will never forget.

Two years ago this month, I had finally given up hoping for another baby to enter my life. After two years of hoping for a brother or sister for Dayla, after two years of hearing Dayla pray almost every night for a baby brother, after two years of dreaming of your face and your little hands, after two LONG years….I decided to pray to God, “If it is not in your desire for me to have another child, I am okay with that, but please just take the desire and longing from my heart.”

I never did stop longing for you, and now here you are, in our arms, as precious as can be.

Just one year ago I got to look at your face for the first time; oh how I dreamed of that perfect, heavenly moment. I got to hold you on my bare chest and feel your heart beat against mine. I got to see your foggy little newborn eyes look into mine. There is no moment sweeter than that.

I never did write your birth story; how I was supported by 4 wonderful women and your dad in bringing you into this world. And how I, with the help of God and some wonderful nurses and a midwife, pushed you into the world, all 10 pounds 11 oz of you. One day I will have to write it. I love the story. I love it mostly because your life started with you surrounded by support, faith, and a whole lot of love. I love it because from the beginning you have been changing people’s lives.

Sebastian. Today you are one. You are walking, full of laughter and life. You love dirt, sticks, balls, outside, climbing, wrestling, and drumming everything in sight. You follow your sister everywhere and she can make you laugh like no one else can. But it is not one sided, you have her heart too. She can be in full tantrum, melt down, then sees out of the corner of her eye, you doing something funny…and laughter breaks out all around. You are a joy and a light to our lives my little one. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t thank God for you.

We love you Mr. Bash! Happy Happy one year!

Here is you over the past 12 months:

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