Two years Ago....

Yes, this is what we were doing two years ago. Roman James turns two tomorrow and it is definitely a bittersweet feeling for me. I am so so proud of him. Words cannot describe the love that I have for him. It's hard to explain how it has grown deeper with each day of his life.

I mean, look how precious that sweet face is! (And you can definitely tell that he and Judah are related, can't you??) I was so instantly in love with him. It was so intense and overwhelming. I thought I could never love anyone more.

Then he just kept getting more and more charming. :) I have prayed for this boy. Prayed. I have cried and laughed with and for him more than I thought I could. The joy that he brings us is astounding...even on the days when we are dealing with "being two" and I feel like I am going to pull my hair out. ;) Our life was great before Roman too, but it's sort of hard to think about those times because Roman because he has changed our lives drastically.
And now...

How did that happen?? Can we please do something to stop the growing up business?? And yet, as I say that, can you really think of someone more fun to spend your day with than Batman or Rambo? ;)He is so much fun. Such a blessing. I have some amazingly hilarious Roman stories to share with you as soon as I have more than 5 blasted minutes to sit down and type them out. But, don't worry. I have been taking notes so as not to forget them - there are some pretty good ones coming. :)

I will share more about the birthday festivities later, but for now, please join me in rejoicing over this life. Roman is so unique and such a gift. I know he is going to change the world for the better. He already has.


  1. He is amazing! Happy Birthday Roman. Ellie will be two next month and each day I look at her and thank God for every moment and I am with you it is hard to remember life without her. Cant wait to hear about the party!

  2. I have to admit, Roman is probably the most amazing kid I've ever met! I love him! Happy birthday buddy!

  3. A belated birthday to the little guy...I thought about him all day at work and was going to call...and then didn't want to wake anyone up from naps etc....got home late from the nursing home as usual......and even later tonight.....you are an ammzing mom!!

  4. Sister.... YOU are one freakin' amazing writer... and I definitely cried reading it and knowing just how much you love Roman as well as just to see all those cute little pictures and see how much he's grown. You're an amazing mom and I love you and your family!!!