The Passage of Time

on 12 July 2009

We've been thinking a lot about time around here. It started back in June...I kept thinking, "Wow, it was this time last year that..." and realizing how much has changed in the past year.

People keep asking me if I can believe that I have a one year old and the answer is invariably, no. Not because it doesn't feel like it's been a year, it doesn't. It feels like it was just yesterday, but also a lifetime ago.

I know that it's not fashionable, but we're not having a big party for him. This time last year, it was just the three of us, Chris, me and the Boy--rolling and shifting and trying so hard to come into the world. I like the idea of this first year being the three of us again. We've all struggled this past year, trying to learn each other all over again and it somehow seems fitting that this anniversary would be about our family as much as it's about the Boy.

And speaking of the Birthday Boy, I've compiled some of my favorite moments from this past year. Pardon the poor photography--there's a metaphor there, about how his coming to us has unfocused us, drooled over and disrupted our lives, but you'd be hard-pressed to argue that we would have it any other way.

The Boy's First Year from M on Vimeo.


the MuLLinS said...

Very sweet!!! Love, love, love it. And enough of this no party business, we're coming and we're bringing the party with us ;) But really. We're coming. I just looked up Brunswick and found out that it was on the opposite side of the state than I originally thought. But that's good because that means you're close to the beach! I'm so there.

Karen said...

The Boy seriously has the best facial expressions! Love it! And I support you in the no party decision. It's a whole lot of hoopla that they won't even appreciate. It's definitely more for you then it would be for him. But do have lots of sugar on the Boy's birthday though. It is fun to see the expression on their face when they shove a big handful of cake in their mouth.

Kristin said...

A big, happy birthday to the boy! Also, a big congratulations to you and Chris for your first year as parents!

Whimsy said...

Beautiful, just beautiful. You, that boy of yours, and the life you're building as a family. Absolutely perfect.

I can't believe how he's GROWING!!!

Cake pictures, if you please.

Katrina said...

happy birthday, c!

I just can't believe it's been a year, M. Too fast, I tell ya, too fast.