Wednesday, June 3, 2009

One Year Ago Today

My wife had to remind me of how it all went down this morning. Remember that I am a guy and have a short memory for things like this. Apparently, a year ago today my wife had an appointment to get induced at 7:00am at the hospital. Can't tell you many details beyond that because honestly I just plain don't remember. Don't worry, she reminded me of everything from how my oldest got to school, to exactly how the big baby stuck his hand out first before making his entire presence known.

Today, is my baby's first birthday! It is days like this that make the memories that form your entire life. Even though I couldn't remember dropping our kids off at daycare or how my oldest got to school, I remember the joy of the day. Seeing my little Alex, not wanting anything to do with a new baby brother. Seeing my girls so excited to hold a new brother and how Caryn is still the Mommy of the brood. I remember what I was wearing and thinking how I could have never fit into that same shirt when my other 3 kids were born. I remember that I was unable to cut the cord of this little guy as I did with the other 3 since the docs wanted to get him to the warming table quickly since he wanted to make an awkward appearance first.

Days like this remind you of the lifestyle you choose to live. Even though I have been struggling to keep the last 5 pounds off, I've been living a healthy lifestyle focusing on making better choices though not always the best choices. Days like this remind you of what's important in life! I am here, I am healthy, I am a father again!!

Happy Birthday Big Ben and here's hoping I can continue to chase you down when you're 35!!


Kathy said...

AW...what a sweet post. I'm having to wipe tears from my eyes and not just for the anniversary of a baby being born, but for the thought of a Dad who loves his family so much and proves it by taking better care of himself and setting a good example for them. You are one in a million and I'm proud to "know" you!

Oh Sew Good said...

Happy Birthday to your one-year old.

Miz said...

happy one year and one day.

Man this time flies huh?

Ron said...

Happy belated birthday to your son!!!

kborn said...

I didn't know Benji waved before he came out. Funny!

Wow...a whole year?!