Today Macy turned 1. Although we had her party two days ago, and I am pretty partied out (and so is she) today felt really special. All day long I was thinking, "Our baby is ONE." I was remembering a year ago today, and how incredible Macy's birth was. My mom always told us our birth stories on our birthday. It would usually be at the dinner table and we would hear what time we were born, what her and dad said after they saw us, what we looked like, how special that day was... I knew the story was coming each year and I really liked hearing it and still do, but today I understood a little better why my mom does that.
You just don't ever get sick of telling the story! The finding out, the waiting, the anticipation, the anxiety, the fears, the pain, the absolute MIRACLE of it all! Makes me cry to remember it. Macy was so wanted and loved from the second we found out we were having her, and that it would be a girl and then met her. Gabe and I would do anything for our precious daughter and it's such a gift from God to have her in our lives to love and enjoy. I can't believe how much joy this year has brought us with Macy here. It's the best thing that has ever happened to me, becoming a mom, it's my dream come true.
I will never forget the day Macy was born and how incredible it was... This is the e-mail I sent out about a week after she was born recapping the day and plan on making Macy hear this every year in "remembrance." :) Hope you enjoy.