I am holding back tears with every word that I type today. I simply cannot believe that my little baby girl is one. It just sounds insane. I truly do not know where the time has gone. I remember my delivery as clear as daylight. I remember seeing my baby girl for the first time. It was an amazing experience and the start of the best years of our lives. We’ve experienced so much with our beautiful baby girl this year. We’re getting to be kids all over again! Every single day has been an exciting one with our angel of a baby. For 365 days we’ve experienced something new with her. From opening her eyes to rolling over, crawling, wobbling, babbling, walking and now RUNNING! It has certainly been an adventure and my husband and I feel so blessed to have been given this beautiful gift. We plan to continue raising her in the direction of the lord and by his word. We only hope that the foundation we set for our daughter will be strong enough to keep her safe and grounded in this crazy world. By his grace I am more than confident that she will be just fine.
I am at a loss for words. There’s no place else in the world my husband and I would rather be than by our baby girls side every step she takes. I now as a mother realize how limited my one on one time is going to be with her! 20+ years is simply not long enough (depending on when she gets married). I couldn’t have asked for a better little girl, I feel so unbelievably blessed to be her mommy. Okay now back to the birthday girl! Quality time is of the essence!!!
Happy first birthday to most fearless, fun, loving, adventurous, cuddly, joyful, smart little girl I know!
This year with her is going to be amazing!
Here are some photos of Riley throughout her first year of life!