Wednesday, June 10, 2009

1 year old?

Time flies. One year ago today this cute little guy was born. Max Milton. I love this boy more than anything in this world. I am so grateful he was able to come down to this mortal existence to bless not only my life, but Jared and Amanda's. I think about Max several times throughout my days as I see pictures or things that remind me of him and think what a wonderful life he is going to have, what a wonderful year it has been--yet a trialing year as well. Not a lot of babies go through what Max has, and he has been such a trooper throughout the NAM and his surgery.
I am so grateful for adoption. For the opportunities to see pictures of Max, to see him and interact with him, to give him loves, hugs and kisses! It is amazing how the Lord has helped me is so many ways. A lot of people have asked me if adoption has been hard. From the time I chose Jared and Amanda to be Max's parents, there was a connection I felt, they were to be his mom and dad. The Lord knew Max was suppose to be their child, my job was to find them. I don't feel sad when I have to leave after seeing Max, I feel so unbelievably happy that I was able to see him.
Throughout this past year, I have had several opportunities to interact with Max in person and a couple times via web cam! He is an amazingly smart boy and very active! I love Amanda's post of what he is up to lately.. definitely a good read about my baber babers :DWhen Max started smiling it was infectious. You couldn't look at him or his pictures and not smile. Amanda taught him well to be a poser for the camera :) I loved how you would put the camera up or even your phone and he would get the biggest grin, like "I'm ready, take my picture!"
He definitely warms my heart.
I never knew I could possibly love somebody as much as I love Max. Although I don't get to see him grow up every single day, he is in my heart every single day. I cannot believe how fast this year has gone, and how quickly he has grown up into the little boy he is. My mother and I had the opportunity to attend his 1st birthday party on Sunday, June 7, 2009 at Amanda's parents house. I will tell you one thing, that boy is ALL BOY! He is one super crawler--going from here to there, back to here then to there. HAHA I love it.
(I will post those pictures in a separate post, I promise ;) )

My Peanut is 1 year old today.HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAX!
I love you!