Knox & Sloane,
You guys turned a year old today!
WOW. A full year went by so quickly.
It still kind of blows my mind that I'm directing this toward two one year olds.
We had a wonderful time celebrating birthday number one. We are so proud to have you both in our lives and the first year celebration was a big one. You probably know me well enough by now to be saying, every year has been a big celebration.
Just know...everyday is a celebration that you guys are here and we are lucky enough to be your parents. Why shouldn't it be? :)
I remember anxiously waiting to go to the hospital the night before the big delivery. I kept wondering what you would both look like and if you would be okay. I wanted you to be okay so badly. I was trying to mentally prepare myself for a hospital stay because "twins are smaller" and typically have to go to the NICU.
I remember the doctor lifting you each over the sheet, so I could see you, as soon as you were born. I also remember him saying "they're perfect." That was music to my ears. Hearing two high-pitched cries was also one of those moments that you thank God for. Childbirth can be scary.
Thankfully, it was a smooth delivery and you both came out breathing and doing everything that you should. We left the hospital after a few short days.
I sit here thinking how to describe the first year with you guys and I'm at a loss for words. The phrase that comes to mind is "they're perfect." You are both really so perfect to us.
Your daddy and I fell in love with you both instantly. I think we were still in shock that we had two, such precious, little babies to care for. We were scared and excited and we had so many emotions.
I am certain some people probably think we are obsessed, but I really can't imagine how any parent isn't obsessed with their child. You have both brought us so much joy. Now that you are reading this, you are well aware that we only held your brother for twelve days before he left for Heaven. God's timing, bringing you both into our lives, was perfect. Our hearts were broken and you guys have been mending them and, of course, we will be forever thankful and grateful for that.
We are constantly smiling inside and out after spending our days with the two of you.
Everyday we watch you both grow and do new things. And your smiles; they melt us into pieces. They are so, so cute. Along with smiles are the giggles. I can be in one room and hear you all giggling in another with your daddy and I get the biggest smile on my face and I want to cry happy tears.
I know I will miss these precious days from our first year together, but I know all the days to follow will be just as wonderful.
We are so thankful and blessed to have experienced this year with you. We look forward to celebrating every day and every year forward.
We love you to the moon and back!
Mommy & Daddy
photo by Brent's mom.