hard to believe, but our little boy is one this month.
in the early months of being pregnant with cedar, i spent a month studying in uganda. while i was there i was feeling pretty sick, strangely exhausted, and overwhelmed as i looked ahead to see life in cambodia + grad school + full time work + a new baby in my future. during our chapel one morning, the spirit of God reassured me, saying that this baby i was carrying was a gift to us & not a burden. & those simple words were a huge encouragement to me at that time.
& as we look back on one year with this little guy, they still encourage us. true, he's not perfect, he doesn't sleep well & we end most days exhausted since he arrived, but still, this year has not been a burden, our little son has already lived up to his name, & has been a gift.
& we could not be more grateful for our sweet cedar james.
[oh yes, & now he walks!]