Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Carson Kyle,
It was a magical moment when we met, one year ago (actually right this minute as I type)! Right now, I held you for the first time. The bond was immediate; stronger than expected, more than I had hoped for, an answer to millions of prayers. You were absolutely perfect in every single way. Peaceful, precious. Those big brown eyes melted me.
Our journey has been amazing, hasn't it?
Someday when you are standing much taller than me, I want you to know, that I love you more than I could ever love myself. I need you more than you'll ever understand.
I am so thrilled God gave us you, our little boy. Our little everything.
I can't wait to watch you protect Alex.
To play sports with your daddy.
To learn to dance with your mommy.

To surrender your life to Christ.

Be sure and watch your father. He is THE example of who I want you to become. His patience and unconditional love is real. It is unchanging. I know he will teach you so much as the years go on, and I just pray that you will look to him as your hero. He is worthy of it.
Thank you for giving me the best gift I could ever imagine. I am praying for you daily. For your future wife. I can't wait to watch you grow up to become something amazing. You already are, my love.


Month 1

Month 2

Month 3

Month 4

Month 5

Month 6

Month 7

Month 8

Month 9
Month 10

Month 11

Happy Birthday, CKD!


Sally said...

awwww Mel - what a sweet sweet post. :) sniff sniff...i am emotional. :) you are such a sweet mommy, and Carson is such a blessing and sweet gift from the Lord!!
Happy Bday Carson...i CANNOT believe it's been a year!
loved how you posted the different month pics as he's fun. :)

DeDe said...

Please pass the tissue. What a blessed year this has been! The sweetness multiplies as the years go by ... even though they go way too fast. I'm a grateful DeDe because you brought Carson into our lives!

Jennie said...

Happy Birthday Carson!! This year has just flown by! Mel - you are the sweetest mommy!

Allison Nelson said...

Happy Birthday Carson!!!

Brandy said...

What a precious boy you have! Time flies, doesn't it?

Ebes said...

way to make me cry at my desk! What a sweet letter Mel. Carson is one lucky little man to have such a wonderful mommy.

Rachel and Ian Kirkland said...

that totally made me cry too! you are such an amazing mommy and that will be such a special post to have forever!
p.s. i think the 5 month old, bumbo riding cowboy is my favorite! :)

Jaime said...

ahhh such a sweet note - I am crying! Carson I love you too and will always be praying for you!! Such a sweet boy!