It’s someone’s first birthday today.
One year ago, we finally got to meet our little dude on April 17, 2011. Callum Rhys Maxom-Wiebe came charging out into the world with his arm raised above his head.
What a roller coaster this first year has been. You have taught me patience, humility, greater compassion, and unconditional love. I have cried so much, but through that you have taught me to slow down, smile and then finally, to laugh again. I have learned so much from you about myself and have grown to be a better person and parent because of you. Even though you have physically exhausted me to a point beyond reason, our early morning starts are exciting. Your smile, your excited gurgle and your vigorous crib rail shaking awaits my arrival. I pick you up and bring you into bed for an early morning cuddle (one of the only times you allow this) and try to prolong the good, warm, sleepy feelings for as long as possible. Once you are done nursing, you tell me you’ve had it and want to get moving. You are active and have a mind of your own. You are stubborn, but deliberate and methodical. You are easy going but strong willed. You are precious. You are ours. We are a family.
Happy Birthday Bubba Cub