The day that I gave birth to Jack was one of the best days of my life. The fact that I was able to undergo 2 1/2 rounds of chemotherapy while pregnant and that Jack born two months prematurely safely and healthily was a blessing and a wish come true. That day was filled with so much happiness and love. It was also filled with fear – Fear of not getting to see my son grow and fear of missing out on so many of his life’s “firsts”.
We recently celebrated his 1st Birthday – a day that I was so afraid of missing. I feel as though I am living on borrowed time and am so unbelievably grateful to be here to share each day with him.
This week, Jack, my Mom and I went to Disney World in Florida – another 1st for Jack! Despite the fact that he won’t remember a single thing, the memories that my Mom and I were able to create will be with us for a lifetime. From his smiling face, to the ooh’s and ahhh’s of excitement – I will treasure it all.
Although every day can’t be spent at Disney, I look forward to the ordinary, the boring and the mundane because it’s all amazing when you spend it with the ones you love.
Jiminy Cricket reminds us that, “The most magical fantastical things can happen and it all starts with a wish… Any wish is possible – All it takes is a little courage to set it free.”
Here are a few more pictures from a truly perfect day.