Friday, May 22, 2009

Creed Turns One

This time last year, we were basking in the blessing of being given a 6th child and 3rd son...Simeon Creed. We had just passed the one year anniversary of Knox's death and still reeling from the grief and sadness that brings with it. There is something about new life, little fingers and little toes, fast little heartbeats, and gentle sighs. Babies point to the Creator, the giver of life. They remind that God is sovereign and in control; God is good.
Tonight I put a one yr old to bed. He is no longer an infant. I even thought he looked older today though I am sure that is in my head. It is so cliche to say that it doesn't seem like it has been a year, but that would be true. Creed has been a sweet, sweet blessing to our family. In many ways, we are still a very sad family. We still have cloud, a shadow of grief, but as Elizabeth said the other day, "It is hard to be sad when a baby is smiling." And smiling he does...a lot of it. In fact, sometimes he smiles so big, it looks like it should hurt. Of course, he does have a lot to smile about. I feel certain that he must be one of the most loved babies around. He is very blessed to have parents, siblings, and friends that adore him. The little guy may never learn to walk with so many people to tote him around wherever he wants to go!!
Birthdays will always bittersweet in this house as we celebrate with remembrance their birth and express joy and thankfulness of another year of life, but always missing Knox as a part of our celebration. I am sure he is grinning ear to ear too and maybe some day those two boys can have a smiling contest.

On to pictures...we are not celebrating with cake until Sunday, but I didn't want his special day to go by without recognition of his birthday and posting pictures!!

I love how his hair has a mind of its own.

we spent some time outside so he could play with his birthday present.

HE mostly stuck to the water side so he woudn't eat all the sand.
He did a lot of splashing.

What does a boy have to do to get a drink around here?

Can you hear him squealing?


Marian said...

Happy Birthday Creed!

Hannah said...

Love these pictures. Happy Birthday Creed! You are a blessing and a gift from God. I'm so glad there's you.

waldens4msu said...

I LOVE that shirt that is the cutest puppy dog on an over the top cute baby!! He needs one of those shirts in every color. His birthday gift looks like a lot of fun.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Creed! Been thinking of all of you so often the last week and haven't taken the time to tell you.
P.S. Hope you got Creed's carseat back ;-)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I think he is getting cuter.

Kim said...

He is ADORABLE! Love that toy. What a great gift that is.

Praising Him,