Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I can't believe...

Our baby is 1 today. A year ago today I was in the Acibadem hospital here in Turkey, hopefully resting, but probably anxiously waiting to take my precious bundle home. The labor/delivery went so well and we were so blessed to welcome our little man right around 7 o'clock. My mom was able to be here for the delivery, we still talk about how it was such a precious time to be together. I am pretty sure she fell head over heels in love with Istanbul.

These past 12 months have been such an amazing learning experience for the both of us. Way too many precious moments to count and lots of laughter in between. Levi is above and beyond what we could have ever asked for in a son. He is sweet, kind, very adaptable, and loves people. He also has a great sense of humor. I know that some people probably would say you can't see that in a 1 yr old, but we sure can. We are so excited about all the new things he is learning, he is now cruising/pulling up on things, playing catch, and throwing anything and everything. I have known since I was a little girl that I have wanted to be a mommy but Levi has made that role mean so much more to me than I could have ever imagined. We praise the Lord for a safe and healthy 12 months with him, and pray that he continues to grow and mature into Godly man.

We love you Levi and we are so glad the Lord gave you to us on October 20th, 2008!

Here are some memories of our first year with him, they definitely aren't in great order especially since our computer crashed :( And, is it terrible I am too tired its hard for me to really tell exactly which month is which?

I know we are biased but we sure think he's wonderful!

The picture above is from his birthday party, it was a little late, thus the no smile and binki-in-mouth. I will give more details on that soon!

Love all of you and thank you so much for all of your love and support for Levi and for us this past year!


Tara said...

Happy 1st Birthday Levi! Though we've never met you in person, we love you because we love your parents. May God bless you with many more years of life and call you to know Him at a very early age!!!!

Mitch and Erin said...

Oh, my goodness... We love to get on your all's blog and catch up with what you all are up to. Levi is such an adorable little boy! Happy Birthday today Levi!!! We cannot wait to meet you. We love and miss you all so much.

The Akin's said...

YAY for another post! Love this one! He is such a big boy now. He seriously looks like a new person since we saw him in July. Hope he had a great birthday. Can't wait to get my hands on him in December :) Love you all.