Our sweet Baker Bea turned one on July 8th ( I don’t even know how it’s possible for me to by typing those words!) and we celebrated in style with a flamingo and pineapple first birthday party. It took me forever to decide on a theme for her party and I felt like I got a really late start to planning, but it all turned out so completely perfect. This party was a labor of love, y’all, but I loved the bright, vibrant colors that represent our girl so truly.
Over the July 4th weekend, Cory and I took a short vacation to Panama City Beach. I am trying to save my leave (since I had to deplete it all on maternity leave) for our trip to Rwanda, so since I had the 4th off, it was a chance for us to get away for a few days and take Baker on her first beach trip.
I literally can not handle the fact that my baby is almost a year old. As her birthday approaches, I think about it daily. I really don’t know where the past year went or why it went by so quickly.
Mother’s Day this year was extra special for two reasons. Not only, was it my first Mother’s Day with Baker Bea outside the womb but we also had the immense pleasure to dedicate Baker at church!
Being a mother has been the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done. I’m still in awe over that fact that God chose me to carry and create our sweet girl. What better way to celebrate the gift of motherhood than to publicly pledge to our Creator to raise Baker in fear of the Lord? To teach her to love as Christ loved and live a life that glorifies His name? That’s such an incredible responsibility and one that Cory and I don’t take lightly. We are so blessed that our friends and family could join us this day and pledge along side us to mold and shape Baker into the person that God has designed her to be.
Reliving this day just gives me all the feels. All. the. feels. knowing that one day our girl will be passionate and on fire for the Lord and that Cory and I have the honor to instill that in her DNA. Truly is the biggest blessing as parent.