{food for thought}
Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances,
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. {1 Thessalonians 5:16-18}

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Mosaic Monday: Labor of Love

"While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about."

Two years ago today, February 21st, 2008, I gave birth to my second son, Ethan Samuel. I labored through the night, from midnight until a little before 9am. You were born into a quiet room, my doctor, your daddy & me, & a couple of nurses, few distractions, tiny & pink, wiggly & screaming. Once swaddled you calmed down. You loved to be wrapped tight, swaddled you to sleep until you were 6 months old. When they brought you to me I thought, "Wow, I can't believe he's mine!" Giving birth is such a miracle, that moment your baby is born is quite indescribable. The elation of new life, the bond that begins to form, the instinct to nurture, unconditional love, shear happiness, tiny toes & fingers, bundled joy, soft wrinkled skin, small cries, rooting mouths, tiny grasps, stiff stretches, & never ending baby cuddles. And now sweet son you are growing quite quickly. From newborn to toddler... I've watched you roll, scoot, crawl, stumble, fall, walk, run, slide & jump... I've heard you babble, bumble, sputter, spit, one word into two, chatter, chatter, talk and talk. Can't wait to see what the next year has to hold!

Happy Birthday Sweetie, I Love You!

Here's a look back in photos...

First Days

Six Months

Nine Months

First Birthday

First Birthday Circus Fun

Easter April '09

Beach Trip June '09

Beach Week August '09

Second Birthday
Hope you all enjoyed the look back!
Will post more of Ethan's second birthday adventures tomorrow!

Happy Birthday Eetz!

Hop on over to Little Red House for more Mosaic Monday magic!
And over to Planet M Files for Monday Memories fun!


vignette design said...

What adorable photos!

Really Rainey said...

Oh I love birthday mosaics! I should have made one too... My grandson just turned one on the 20th! Your mosaic and memories are beautiful. Thank you for sharing them.
~Really Rainey~

Ingmarie We said...

Very lovely collages! Your son is so sweet!

Gayle said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Ethan! I love your mosaics and your sweet post! Thanks for joining Monday Memories!

colorchic said...

Sweet memories! Beautiful mosaics! Children are the best even grown up... they just keep getting better!

Carolyn said...

Lovely post with beautiful photos!!!


Lisa said...

You are a very talented photographer and your love for your family comes through without any words at all. Truly, one of your pictures is worth a thousand words.

GardenofDaisies said...

How fast they grow.

Mary said...

Oh Christine, this is wonderful!!! They grow so quickly, don't they? Happy belated birthday to your sweet son! :)

deb did it said...

so far this is my favorite mosaic monday...precious little one!