What a Difference a Day Makes

5 years ago today God gave me the greatest gift: motherhood.

I became a mother on September 15th, 2004 at 6:57 in the morning. I still remember suddenly realizing I was alone in my room only 30 minutes after Henry was born. He had inhaled meconium during his delivery and was rushed to the NICU right after. Naturally, I sent Scott to follow him.

The sun had come up and spread a beautiful light over my room and I became overwhelmed. I felt like God had hand-delivered a gift to me that day. And then, at last, I cried.

I didn't get to really see him for a few hours and when I did, I cried again. I couldn't believe he was mine. I had this
overwhelming desire to take him out of his NICU bassinet and run (or waddle) away. I believed that all he needed was me but I KNEW that all I truly needed was him.

1 Year Old

2 Years Old

3 Years Old

4 Years Old

5 Years Old

I love you Henry Murdock!


NatureGirl said...

We all love you Hen, happy birthday little man!

Sarah said...

Happy birthday! He is such a handsome little fella!

Miss C. said...

YAY for Hen! And for you, you are a blogging frizeak right now. Holla!

ali said...

yay for henry and his healthy head of hair!

Mandy said...

OK, adorable!!! Hope he had a great day!

Spitzer Family said...

5!!!! It goes just a little too fast! I checked out your etsy shop-good for you!!! You are making the MOST adorable hats!!! And Those pics of yours and Traci's kids are so cute-Ruby's hair is so long and pretty. I am totally missing Bozeman this time of year-don't think I will see fall colors unless I drive 2 hours away. I am totally missing all the best gals in the world, too! Hope you are doing well.