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.
What an extraordinary young woman (I’m talking about you first), who is raising an especially beautiful young lady. I can see Drew in her face. Thank you for sharing your journey.
Whoever came up with the phrase “a picture’s worth a thousand words” sure knew what they were talking about! 8/31/12 is a day I will never, ever forget. Another thing I will always remember, one of the nurses in the room asked me if I was the mother or the mother-in-law…..she could not tell because of the way you treated me and included me. Thanks for sharing.
She is so precious!
What a wonderful story! Ruby will LOVE this when she is older!!!!
I love the way you write this blog, it always touches me. God Bless you & Miss Ruby!!
What a wonderful day that was and the 365+ since have been even better. I think of Drew and what a great father he would be and the piece of him that lives inside her. I see him when I look into her eyes. Full of personality. I think of what a wonderful mother you have become and the time you let us share with our little “Drewby Lynn”. Love you Allison.
I love this!