Saturday, November 30, 2013

Our First Born......

From the moment we found out...... We have Loved You!!

To say daddy was so happy you were a boy is an understatement.

The first car ride home......longest and scariest moment of our lives. 

I truly cannot believe you are 5 today. I can remember that day so well. It went by much faster than I had ever planned. November 30th, it's a day that put a whole new meaning to what love is. It was a day that the world stood still, a day when the world seemed more scary than it ever had, a day that made me laugh and cry all at the same time, a day that I never will forget....It was the day you made me a mommy. I found a whole new love inside, a love I didn't know could exist. How could you possibly love someone this much? Someone that you had never even met. For 9 months I protected you from too much caffeine and unheated hot dogs. Now I have to protect you from the world? Was I ready for this? Was I ready to bring home someone so innocent and tiny? We were as ready as we could be and we certainly were not going to leave the hospital without you. ;)   'Tis true what they say, time is flying by. It seems like only yesterday that we were celebrating your
First Birthday. 
Sports seemed like a generic enough theme for someone who could really care less that it was their first birthday. Little did I know that you would soon be a little sports fanatic. Football, basketball, baseball, nascar, soccer, you name it, you want to play it. And your ability to name players and drivers, teams and mascots never ceases to amaze me. (You're just like your father.) Every year you have taught me something new. Just when I think I couldn't possibly love you anymore, I find another whole new way of loving you.
From Toy Story....

 to Veggie Tales.....

 to your 4th and the Dallas Mavericks....

 It has all landed us here. 
Today you turn 5!!!! (Texas Rangers next Saturday)

I absolutely cannot tell you how much JOY you bring to our lives. You are the most handsome 5 year old I know.  You have such a tender heart and are such a loving little man. I never knew I would play so many cars, have so many sword fights, raise my hand every time we go over a train track, I never knew until I had you. I am SO BLESSED and SO THANKFUL that God chose me to be your mommy. I love you with everything that I have. I will fight for you and protect you. I will cheer for you and support you. I will love you and discipline you. I will pray for you. Most of all, I will LOVE you. I will love you forever. Malachi Joseph Cowan you are my precious first born and today I hope you know how much you mean to me.