Saturday, March 7, 2009

Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand

Saturday Mar 07, 2009

Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand

Six Hundred Minutes
Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand
Moments so dear
Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand
Six Hundred Minutes
How Do You Measure - Measure A Year?
In Daylights - In Sunsets
In Midnights - In Cups Of Coffee
In Inches - In Miles
In Laughter - In Strife

In - Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand
Six Hundred Minutes
How Do You Measure
A Year In The Life?

Wow - a whole year. It seems like I was pregnant yesterday, and yet it seems like Jay has been part of my life forever. How can that be? What is it about motherhood that warps the space-time continuum? (No, it's not just losing the hour for daylight savings time...) I'd love to share some meaningful reflection on what it means to hit the magic one year mark, what it means to say goodbye to my "baby" and welcome a toddler into my life, and share thoughts on motherhood as I reflect on this year. But it's seriously a little overwhelming to go there. I will say that it's been among the most challenging years of my life, and has given me a new appreciation for my extended family, my friends, and most of all my hubby. I love you all, and I thank you for helping me get to this point! It really does take a village.

We had a really fun first birthday party for Jay today. We turned our front yard into Foster Field and had a baseball celebration to remember. We played wiffleball, ate hotdogs and pretzels and cracker jacks and peanuts and laughed with friends and family. What more could you want in a birthday party? We'll just ignore the minor incident where he grabbed the burning candle off his cake then hollered for 20 minutes... He wasn't really interested in cake after that (well, who would want to eat something that burns your fingers?), but otherwise it was a great celebration of a wonderful year.


Looks like fun! So sad we missed it. I love the picture: I've heard of having a designated runner before, but I think Jay's taking it to the extreme here. :) I hope his little fingers are okay.

Posted by Amy on March 08, 2009 at 09:48 AM EDT #

Yesterday was the best!! No....I take that back...this past year has been the best, after we got passed the first month!! Seriously, you and Derek are the greatest parents and Jay is a real blessing to this family - LYTB, Great AJ

Posted by AJ on March 08, 2009 at 02:04 PM EDT #

We had a great time yesterday! Happy Birthday Jay!!

Posted by Bethany on March 08, 2009 at 08:08 PM EDT #

Love this song! Perfect for Jay's 1st bday :) Sorry missed such a fun day. Happy Bday Jay!!!

Posted by Cara on March 09, 2009 at 02:55 PM EDT #

I'm so glad we were invited to celebrate Jay's first year. He makes me smile and his parents do, too!

Posted by TOOJ on March 16, 2009 at 05:20 PM EDT #

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