Thursday, January 28, 2016

Thoughts for Thursday: Walker is TWO!

At midnight, my baby will be two. Well, three minutes after midnight on January 29…a time and date I don't think I could ever forget. Walker was supposed to be here on January 28, but he showed what I now know as his wild spirit and tendency to do things exactly as he wants to do them. 

Oh, my precious boy. Tears are streaming down my face as I write this and watch you sleeping on the monitor. 

When I was up with you at 2 a.m. in the wee days of your life, never did I think that making it to your second birthday would come so soon. As I typically do, I only saw the small picture and the day that was in front of me right then. I was, as all mothers are, inundated with tiny diapers, burp cloths, swaddles and pacifiers. As it's often quoted, "The days are long, but the years are short." I never believed that until I had you. It has already flown by.

But here we are. You're two. For some reason it feels so big to me. Perhaps it's the fact that you can do so much for yourself already and I can already see your sheer and utter dependency on me waning. But then I hear that phrase I think I hear 40+ times a day: "Mommy help?" and just knowing that you need -- and want -- me and only me is the most comforting feeling in the world. 

Walker, you are such a sweet, precious little boy with a wild spirit. So much of you reminds me of myself, and as much as I hate to admit it, I secretly love it. You know exactly what you want, when you want it, and how you want it. You're determined, headstrong and a typical first child -- and I pray you never, ever lose those qualities. On the same, yet completely different, vein, you're so loving and affectionate and never miss an opportunity to tell us that you love us. 

Walker, you opened my eyes to a love I never knew existed the day they rested you on my chest at 12:03 a.m. on January 29, 2014. I was so in awe of you that all I could do was whisper, "Happy Birthday" over and over again. And you know what, my sweet one? I'm still in awe of you today. 

I never want to miss an opportunity to tell you that I love you and that I'll always be here for you. I promise to always be your biggest cheerleader, your #1 fan, your confidant and your Mommy. 

Your Daddy and I love you to the moon and back again, little one. Happy 2nd Birthday. 

And because I need an excuse to cry some more, here's a little montage of my favorite pictures of you from your first two years of life: 

Linking up with Annie and Natalie


  1. Sheesh girl, this post made me tear up! It's just so sweet and beautifully written!! He is a lucky little boy to have you and your sweet heart as his Momma! Hope you guys have a great day celebrating!

  2. Happy second birthday, Walker! You sure are a handsome fella and your mama is the cutest with her post. Love all the pictures, what a great way to start my morning.

  3. Happy Birthday Walker!! I have loved following your little life....But why do babies have to grow so fast!? Hope you have a fabulous day with your fun mama!

  4. Happy birthday Walker!!! He's so adorable--loved getting to see his baby photos, so stinking cute! Can't believe he's 2, and almost a big brother!!

  5. Happy 2nd Birthday Walker!! He is one adorable little boy :)

  6. Happy Birthday Walker!! It's amazing how fast 2 years goes by. He's so adorable and will be the best big brother every!! Its so fun going down memory lane :)

  7. Happy birthday to your little man! This is the sweetest!

  8. How excited. 2 is definitely the most fun I have had with my daughter. She really has started having conversations and her imagination is flourishing!

  9. Happy Second Birthday, Walker! <3

    I'm not a mom but I have 9 nieces & nephews whom I love with all of my heart. My first born nephew will be 12 this month and I can't believe it. To watch and see the amazing young man he is becoming fills my heart with so much joy.

    Amy @