Dearest Finn

Today you turn one year old. This last year has been the most amazing year of my life. I’ve watched you grow, learn, laugh and play. I’ve comforted your boo-boo’s and rocked you to sleep. I’ve held your hand as you learned to walk. I’ve giggled with you and read you books.

You changed my life from the moment we first met.

 And you grew up so very fast…

I feel like I can count the days on my fingers and toes.

Here you are at…

five days old.

ten days old…

two weeks old…

ten weeks old…

twelve weeks old…

thirteen weeks old…

on your baptism day…

fifteen weeks old…

four months old…

five months old…

six months old…

seven months old…

eight months old…

nine months old…

ten months old…

eleven months old…

and now 1 year old.

 I waited my whole life for you and I love you more than you will ever know.

This is my favorite song, the one that we dance to when Daddy is at work and we are alone…

It means so much to me because it reminds me of you and how long I waited to find you.

When you wake up from your nap I will put it on so we can dance together.

Happy birthday baby boy.

Heart beats fast
Colors and promises
How to be brave
How can I love when I’m afraid to fall
But watching you stand alone
All of my doubt suddenly goes away somehow

One step closer

I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

Time stands still
Beauty in all she is
I will be brave
I will not let anything take away
What’s standing in front of me
Every breath
Every hour has come to this

One step closer

I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

And all along I believed I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me
I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

One step closer
One step closer

I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

And all along I believed I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me
I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

-Christina Perri (a thousand years)

Comments

  1. says

    How beautiful….if only every child in this world could grow up with parents that loved them this much. Finn is very lucky….as are you. Happy Birthday Finn! Happy Birth-day Finn’s Mommy!

  2. says

    I am crying :)
    I can’t believe it has been a year either ! This is so beautiful, I remember when I first found your blog and waiting while you waited and meeting Finn for the first time ( online ) and now it is a year later.
    Boy do I feel old !
    Happy Birthday Finn !

  3. michele says

    He is darling! I am with Beverly, above, he is one lucky boy to have such sweet,loving parents.

  4. says

    It has been so heartwarming seeing your little family fall in love over the last year. I am grateful to you for sharing it because it has been something I’ve so enjoyed seeing and I have looked forward to your posts. My children are both just leaving the nest right now (which is both so joyful and so sad) and it is so nice for me to see your family and remember the days when they were so young and we were just beginning. Thank you.

  5. says

    I have that beautiful song playing on youtube while I write to you… I have been touched by so many amazing and inspirational people over the years through the lovely, sweet land of blog but some people touch your heart more then others I must say you are one of those people….I feel so very blessed to watch this incredible journey with you through the pictures and words on your blog… The saying dreams really do come true well sweet girl you have proven that time and time again…With love to such a gorgeous family on this very special day xoxoxo

  6. says

    I absolutely LOVE that song, the words are so powerful and it brings such emotion everytime I hear it.
    This post brought tears to my eyes, I’m so happy for you and your beautiful family and you are right, it goes by incredibly too fast!!
    Happy Birthday sweet Finn!

  7. WendyW says

    Oh that has made me cry …. how heartfelt it was and what joy you are all experiencing with the arrival of Finn in your life. You are a beautiful mother and Finn is very much daddy’s boy as well! Hasn’t the year gone by so quickly. I loved all the photos of the stages of this past 12 months. God Bless you all …. xxx

  8. Patty says

    A big Happy First Birthday wish to Finn. He was made especially for you, I truly believe this. Wishing you all many blessings in the next year.

  9. joanne nixon says

    what a beautiful post…..an exciting year for all of you…a cherished son….
    a blessed family…….

  10. says

    Happy, happy birthday! Wow, this year went fast. Seems like I was just reading about that sweet little baby coming home! Love the teepee too!

  11. says

    HI Sara, what beautiful pictures of Finn’s 1st year! And what a beautiful post, it takes me back myself. Love the photo of Finn & his cake. Have a great day:)Jen

  12. says

    I’m so very happy for you —Finn is so special…..
    I was so excited a year ago when you announced your exciting news of bringing him home!

    Love & prayers,
    Kara

  13. says

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing. There is something about little boys. Happy Birthday to Finn and Congratulations to you both!

  14. says

    So very beautiful and heart sweet memories… nothing is more grand than children… nothing more priceless that loving a child.

    Hugs always
    Victoria/femininechicboutique.com