Saturday, June 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Evan


I can hardly believe my baby is one today. I cannot express the joy he is to our family. As a mother I felt very worn after one boy and then three girls in a row. I loved my children but I could not think about having another one. My life felt difficult enough yet I could never come to grips with being done having children. After much soul searching I knew that my family was not yet complete. When we found out we were having another boy after so long we were so excited and I knew that he was the reason I never felt finished. Ever since he entered our lives we have enjoyed him so much. I am such a different mother now at 34 then I was at 22 (sorry Spencer). It is not the age that has done it, it is what has happened between those years. I have felt over the years the Lord gently molding my character to try to be a mother my children can admire. When I see what wonderful mothers my friends are I am reminded how much I still need to learn, but how moldable I have become. I love you Evan. I love your darling laugh. I love how much you like to make your brother and sisters laugh, you are such a clown. I love how quickly you settle down when I sing to you. I love your fake cry when you want me to notice you. I love your smell, your breath, your kisses.

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Ashley Smith said...

Happy Birthday Evan!

hannah banana

Kristin said...

Wow I can't believe that he is already one.

Happy Birthday!

Mickie and Matt said...

Okay I'll be honest I am a little upset that I haven't even met Evan. How could I have not met a member of the Schmidt family? I feel left out... I need to come out and see him sometime soon! At least Hallie remembers me and still wants to give me flowers :)

Jill said...

So sweet -- they grow up too fast! I think you're a fabulous mother and look up to you in so many ways. Thanks for your great example.

Anonymous said...

I have a piece of cake here for Evan to eat!! Chocolate...yummm!

Happy Birthday, Buddy!

Mickie's comment...did you know Halley brought me and Mickie a flower yesterday? Too cute!

Sunni said...

Even is such a cutie! I can totally relate to your feelings of as mother and also the joy that a baby brings. I can never get enough kisses on my babies cheeks!