Y’all, from the minute Leland was born, I prayed for and planned his first birthday party.
Remember, we prayed – Lord, preserve his life. – And I knew that to celebrate his first year preserved, we wanted to get together all of our family, all of our friends, all of the sweet people who have been apart of Leland’s first year, and celebrate the Lord.
We have so much to celebrate!
1. the gift that our son is to us
2. he is a life preserved
3. the many days the Lord has given us with him, with our family, our friends
4. the tiny surprises and big adventures we have enjoyed
5. too many to count!
So here we were, the weekend after his birthday, gathered at a Raleigh love, Pullen Park, celebrating with most of our family and friends – all of those who could come! We happily chatted, enjoyed party sandwiches, sipped lemonade, ran around, sang happy birthday, and of course, ate cake!
Tyler prayed to the Lord – a prayer from a man, from a husband, from a father, proud and glad. I am just so humbled by him; I so respect him. The Lord is surely shaping my husband.
What a day!
**Many of these photos were taken by a family friend of ours, who also has her own blog :: Carolina City Girl
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