Thursday, December 9, 2010

Happy Birthday Caleb

Caleb opening his birthday present!

Caleb helping out at class.

Caleb with his birthday cake.

Caleb turned eight today. EIGHT! It seems like just yesterday we welcomed him into the world. I'll never forget his arrival. Of course, I had carefully crafted a birth plan. I had envisioned a short labor and relatively pain-free delivery. ( I even brought regular jeans to slip into after birth. You can imagine how that turned out!) But Caleb had his own plans. Caleb's delivery was long, required a lot of effort, and quite painful (even with an epidural). But, the minute I gazed into Caleb's eyes, I was smitten. It was worth every minute of pain and discomfort just to have him in our arms.

Our last eight years with Caleb had mirrored his birth. Life has not gone as anticipated. We've expended more effort and energy than we anticipated, and sometimes it's even been a little painful. But, I wouldn't trade one single moment. When I gaze at Caleb, I'm still smitten and looking forward to many more years to come.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE his smile on the top picture!
    I'm glad he had a good day! AND NOW he can wear his size 8 clothes! WOO HOO!!!!! :)