Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Fastest Two Years of My Life

Okay. Two years ago right now (8:34 p.m.) I was peacefully sleeping through an obnoxiously slow labor in my room at the hospital. My epidural had taken effect and I dozed right off, free from pain for the first time in 20 hours. At 9:45 I was rudely awakened by a burning sensation deep within my pelvis. I called the nurse and asked to be checked. At 10:25 p.m. Pepper made his grand entrance into the world and was placed directly into my waiting arms. I made the oath right then to savor every precious moment of his babyhood. Time is indeed fleeting. It seems like I have barely blinked and now he is two, or as he says, "I turn 2." I am so thankful for the amazing little boy God gave Matt and me 2 years ago. He is such a delight, so full of fun, and an overflowing fountain of contagious laughter. His expressive little face communicates his emotions as clearly as print. Each day I look at him and marvel at the workmanship of God. Pepper is a beautiful miracle. Oh, how I love my little man. Here are a few pictures from today.

The birthday portrait, taken on our front porch. Pepper is 2!

Balloons and birthday signs, traditions of both Matt's and my families.

A new sandbox, birthday gift from Mommy and Daddy.

This sweet face is so precious to me. I love the unposed pictues like this most of all.

A baseball centerpiece for a baseball themed party.

Sunglasses purchsed by Snapper for Pepper. A true gift of love.

Blowing out the candles on the baseball cap cake made by Mommy.

No doubt about it, the boy loved his cake!

Jackson love the S family: Brian, Carol, V, S, and A.

Grandma Lia and Auntie Deb-Deb were here to share the fun, too!

W is Pepper's boy buddy. His mommy and daddy (Lauren and Jonathan) are pretty cool, too.

We had a wonderful day of celebrating Pepper--a special expression of God's goodness and creativity. Happy Birthday, Little Buddy!


My name is Stacie... said...

Happy belated birthday, Jackson! Emily, what a great post of your little guy and his special friends. It has been a quick two years!

Stef said...

I keep forgetting that Jackson and Rachel are so close in age! This was a fun post to read. I'm finally catching up on my blogs, so I'm reading all your recent posts. BTW -- I love how often you keep this updated!!

Emily Bertholic said...

Yup. I'm glad you like reading it! Blogging is one of the highlights of my day. I'm loving it. =)