What a difference one year has made, but it has been a great one. Last year I was walking around like mad at football practices trying to induce labor. This time last year I was only a mom to one child. Kinda funny, because I thought I was busy then. *Ha* At least last year I didn't have an audience in the bathroom with me just to get the chance to shower or pee. But ya know what? It's been an amazing year being a mother of two. My only wish is that I would have had a pause button to enjoy all of it.
I've spent a lot of time looking back on this past year today as we get ready to celebrate Eden's first birthday in 8 days. Can you believe it? MY MISS EDEN IS GOING TO BE ONE!
It's been quite the year. We watched her hit every milestone as a family of four, we saw our son grow and become quite the pre-teen, and I fell in love with Mr. CE a little bit more every time I saw him with his daughter. (she has become quite the daddy's girl). We have nervously put our house on the market (and sold) and we have been through exhausting lengths to find a new one. We made it through another job change for Mr. CE and I have managed to drag my sleepless, tired soul to work full time. We have laughed, we have giggled, we have watched time fly. No matter how much I wanted to enjoy every moment this past year, I just wish I could have paused and took it all in a wee bit more. Except for the house showings, for those I could have used a fast-forward button.
Eden's first year will be complete in the home we brought her home to. For JC, its a bitter departure. It's the only home he has known. This time next month we will be in a new house. While it's bigger, better and long awaited, my guess is that we will be wanting to hit the rewind button a little bit more too. It's gonna take awhile to make the house our home, but I look forward to it...
If only we could live life with a remote. Fast forward through the rough and tough, pause the savory, beautiful moments and rewind to remember just how great it really all is.