DYLAN ARCHER IS 2
Dylan is now TWO! I never truly understood how time flies until I became a parent. Birthdays are bittersweet milestones… okay mostly sweet, but there’s a gnawing ache in my heart as I realize just how quickly my firstborn is growing up! With that said, it’s not everyday that you turn two so a party was in order!
I’ve seen “Pinterest Perfect” parties where kids’ birthday parties rival wedding receptions or proms. While I believe a birthday should be celebrated, [with loved ones, perhaps a gift or two and or course la pièce de résistance... CAKE!] I like to keep it sweet and simple. We brunch'd with the grandparents at our favourite local joint followed by gifts and cake [that may have had an accident on the drive home from the bakery… whoops!]. This birthday boy had a blast!
In the midst of the fun, I felt myself choking back tears of joy. My journey to parenthood was first marred by sadness with two losses back-to-back. However; our prayers were answered with our beautiful baby boy, Dylan Archer. During one moment of Dylan’s party, Psalm 30:5 came to mind, “Though the sorrow may last for the night, JOY comes in the morning,” (emphasis mine). While there will always be a longing for the two that left too soon, my son was worth the wait. Dylan has filled our home with so much laughter, fun, love and JOY! I am so thankful.
Dylan, we love you so much! Happy Birthday!