Yesterday was so bittersweet for me; I was beyond thrilled to spend more time with the Stone Family and their sweet John Bear, but at the same time super sad that our ‘Baby’s First Year’ package has come to an end. I can’t believe how much bigger John has gotten since I saw him last time for his 9 month pictures (eh you might as well look back at his six month and three month pictures too while you’re at it ;0) ) and he is sweeter than ever. I can’t really explain to you adequately what a joy John is and how dearly loved this little boy is. Every time he smiles, starts kicking his happy dancing feet, or starts babbling back when his parents talk to him, those are all treasured moments. Moments that we have all been praying for. God has been answering big prayers for their family, and I would ask that you keep praying and rejoicing with them in the little moments. I wish you could all meet John and see his cheery, sweet disposition. He is such a mighty warrior of God already, and I’m so thankful that I’ve gotten to watch him grow this past year. Meade and Mary Elizabeth, thank you for sharing your precious son with me and making me feel so welcome in your home. Can’t wait to see you again soon, please know you’re always in my prayers!
this picture makes me smile every time I look at it.. look at that little toothy grin!! :0) oh my goodness, but this one gets me too.. look at that cool kid! “heck YEAH i’m ONE!” Every first birthday should include some cake squishing :0) add the hat, and NOW its a party!!!! :0) Happy Birthday to you!!! John was not the only birthday boy to celebrate; I’m sure that his twin brother Warren had QUITE the party in Heaven with Jesus, complete with balloons, fun party hats, and lots of cake squishing too! We wanted to make sure that we included Warren in this session, so we decided to send some birthday balloons to him. Just like Lauren told me the other week when we were sending Valentines to Jesus and to her sister Ashley who is with Jesus and Warren, “all you have to do is attach your message to a balloon and send it up, up, up to Heaven and they’ll know exactly who its from!” Happy 1st Birthday Warren and John!! Thanks for letting me celebrate with you! :0)