Thursday, January 28, 2010

A Big Day.

For our small family today carries a lot of significance. Exactly one (ridiculously short) month ago today Charlie was born. We walked into the hospital, nervous and excited and happy. The moment he was born was one of pure joy and relief and total disbelief. I'm not sure if we still totally believe that he's ours, and that he's here to stay. We're having a lot of fun with him, and he gives us anxiety and stress, and we love him so much.



Exactly two years ago today Leland was born. That day we had been in the hospital a full day since my water broke. John and I and our parents and my sister Emily waited full of fear and anticipation of such a lot of unknowns. Would he live to see us? It was with relief that we heard him cry out, and with joy we spent several precious hours with him, and with pain we let him go. Leland taught us that we are not in control of everything, that this life is a journey for which we're only partially responsible. He taught us to love through pain and sadness and to enjoy what you're given and to make the most of life.




So today is a very big day. A flurry of emotions. Fortunately, mostly joy. I love you all my boys - John, Leland and Charlie. You guys are the best.

7 comments:

Clayton and Heidi said...

You are such a strong person! I really admire you for that. "your boys" are really lucky to have you:)

cara lou said...

So amazing! Happy Birthday to both of your boys. (I can't believe it's been two years since Leland was born! Wow!)

Dallon said...

Christie, you guys are my bestest married friends! You're just plain awesome. Well, not plain, awesome.

Rachel said...

Thanks goodness for the knowledge that we have. YEA for milestones!

Grandma and Grandpa go on a Mission said...

I was missing Leland today. I told Bruce if anything happened to me, that I had just gone to read stories to Leland.

Mike and Jocelyn said...

You guys are amazing! I have to admit Lottie does have a little acne today and her hair is just completely out of control. She looks like a wet cat when she comes out of her carseat.

Daryl and Ashley said...

Your Leland and Charlie are so handsome! I can say that I do know what you mean when you say certain things you have felt... it's like you took the words right out of my mouth! I can't believe how similar the time frame is either! I really do want to say that looking at Leland he is so SPECIAL!!! We are lucky mom's to have angel boys!