Ruby’s first birthday was Saturday, August 31st. As I’m sure is normal, I kept finding myself thinking back to a year ago and looking at pictures from her Birth Day. I have pictures from every angle using 3 different cameras. For you, though, I have carefully selected and edited the photos in this post. This post is family friendly =) I knew, from the beginning that Ruby’s birth would be an amazing moment, and there was no doubt I wanted it thoroughly documented. I tried to explain to Drew that we would want to rewind and watch this miracle happen again and again. He disagreed, and was even grossed out by discussion of him cutting the umbilical cord.
I find it difficult to explain the emotions and experiences of that day. Witnessing a baby’s entrance into the world (regardless of the medical method used) I believe, is what God intended to be one of the most amazing earthly gifts. God had been knitting this creature together inside of my body and has ordained a day for her debut!
I’m still at a loss for words to explain the simultaneous joy and heartache. To couple what was supposed to be the happiest day of my life, with the physical absence of Drew, makes a story through pictures necessary. I hope you enjoy the photographed memories from Friday, August 31, 2012.