On the day you were born, we were full of anticipation, worry, joy, fear and hope. Your entrance into this world and our lives brought so much joy, so much renewal. You will never know just how much you changed our lives when we heard that little cry and saw your beautiful face for the first time. In that moment, we were healed. You won't understand that for a long time, but Collen...you are more than a blessing. You are a promise. You are our rock. We look at you and see the promises of our Lord - we see that He is faithful, and He is good.
You stole our hearts from the moment we saw you. You grew so, so fast! We spent so much time just staring at you in awe. You were really here; we were blessed with another baby boy! We made it a point to soak in every moment and appreciate each day we were given. We continue to do this because we love you so very much, and each day with you is better than the one before!
Look at you at one year old! Boy was that a celebration! Again, one day you'll understand just how momentous that day was in our lives. In our minds we were thinking "we get to keep him!!" In your mind, it was "cake??? They're finally letting me eat cake!!" :) At one, you were doing so much! You were saying your first words (hot, ma ma, da da, pa pa) and mastering walking. You were so full of life and laughter (and still are!).
A year passed so quickly, and before we knew it, you were two! At two, you were so very smart and seemed to be soaking up everything around you! You loved puzzles, coloring, Curious George (you had a George birthday party at 2!), and reading. You were so very silly and filled our days with laughter! Mommy was still the one you clung to, and I held on tight to you, too. You had a baby sister on the way, and your life was about to change...for the good. :) We spent as much time with you as we possibly could because your days as the only child would soon come to an end. You were so excited about being a big brother!