Thursday, September 11, 2008

In Memory

I think each and every one of us Americans will always remember exactly where we were or what we were doing when we found out about the terrorist attack on our nation on September 11, 2001. I was in my senior year of high school and my Mom woke me up to tell me what had happened. It turns out I wasn't feeling well that day anyways so I stayed home from school. I remember I was glued to the tv the whole day. I don't think my eyes left the screen. I just couldn't believe what was happening to us. I think I cried more that day than I have ever cried before. I was so scared for our nation. I think we all were. I had always felt pretty safe and secure and had never given much thought to anything like that happening..does anyone though? Nobody wants to think about those kind of things. But then something like that happens and it forever changes a nation. I gained even more of a sense of pride for our great country. I was always proud to be an American, but seeing how we all pulled together made me even more proud than I had been.

I just want to take this time to remember all of those we lost on that horrific day and all of the troops we have lost fighting for our great nation. Not just in this war, but each war in the past as well. I also want to pray for all of our troops over there now in harms way. May our great Lord keep you safe each and every day. Thank you for your sacrifices.

Friday, September 5, 2008

I am now the Mommy of a TODDLER!!

Alex turned 1 year old yesterday. Where has this year gone? Honestly, I have no idea. I guess I really know the meaning of the phrase "time flies" now. I swear it seems like just yesterday that he was a little newborn who just ate and slept and pooped. Now he is talking (quite a few different words) and running (yes running!) around everywhere! He has gone from this

to this

in what seems like only a few months time.

I cannot believe how fast his 1st year has gone by. I have mixed emotions. I am happy and so proud of how smart he is and how much he learns every day. But at the same time I am sad because I wish I could go back and re-live all of those "baby" days. I don't have a baby anymore..hes now a toddler. He is still and will always be my sweet little boy though. He still finds time to give Mommy a hug and kiss every day which always lights up my day. Wow I just still can't believe it has been 1 year since he was born. I just don't know what else to say except that time goes by WAY TOO FAST!!