"Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you." Psalm 139:16
Two years ago today, my husband and I (and our firstborn Jack and first baby Sophie dog!) welcomed our precious 2nd son Walker into the world! My, how time really does fly by when you're having fun...and raising two small children! The top photo is W on his first birthday with a Mickey Mouse plane his big brother got when he turned one. It was a hand me down toy that didn't light up anymore or twirl or make noise, but he really got attached to it nonetheless. So this year for his big second birthday, we got Walker his very own NEW Mickey plane, lights and all, shown below with his daddy.
There are so many reasons we are thankful for Walker, it would be difficult to explain them all. Like all babies and children that are born, it's a miracle that they even happen and are here on this earth, and they are truly tiny miracles of life. My husband and I knew that we reeeaally wanted to give Jack a sibling and add to our family, so when it did happen, I was thankful beyond belief because I know firsthand that conceiving a child is not as easy and guaranteed as it sounds! I guess God agreed that our family should continue to grow! Yay!
Birthdays for my children are extremely special because it means that I get to relive the constant changes and progress that I experienced with my first son all over again through Walker! Every hour of every day I am with them, shows the process of who they are becoming, how they are developing, and that's fascinating. I mean, he can actually blow bubbles now on his own, and laugh and enjoy them- that's so neat and shows such hand eye coordination! (Is that the nerdy mom in me coming out by noticing that?!)
My husband and I always laugh about W's personality saying that he is certainly his own little guy because of some of his funny antics and stubbornness, and nothing could go along with that comment more than the scripture, "Each one of us is an original" Galatians 5:26. I'm glad he's an original and I am so grateful to be celebrating his second birthday. I think if Walker could form the words just yet, he would say "It's good to be two!"