Archie Stone, one year ago, 9 days before your “due date”, after a little less than 5 hours of labor, 2 hours in the hospital, no epidural, 5 pushes, daddy helping deliver you, you squalling on my chest, and a true knot in your cord, our lives changed at 4:14 a.m. on September 29, 2012 in the best way possible.
I can’t even begin to describe in words how much love I have for you in my heart.
I have tried to remind myself to soak in each second because despite my protests, you continue to grow!
There have been so many moments where I have wanted to freeze you in time because the days are passing so quickly.
Each day you learn something new, need a snuggle, laugh from deep in your belly, grip me a little tighter as I hold you and you look at me with so much love in your eyes that my heart literally hurts.
Second to your daddy, you are the man in my life and while I mourn you growing too quickly, I can’t wait to see you continue to grow, learn and accomplish your dreams.
My continued prayer for you is that you will come to know The Lord, be ambitious with your dreams, respect your daddy and I as parents, find a gal who loves The Lord and respects herself and for you to always know that you are so, so loved.
Know that we will always support, love and encourage you.
Even if that means you hear the word ‘no’ when you don’t want to.
You are God’s good and sweet gift to us and we love you with every fiber of our beings.
Happy Birthday, Archie Stone Watson, Happy Birthday.