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Our littlest love turned ONE! We’ve been through so much the past year but it has truly flown by. It is alarming to me that everyone says that the older the child gets, the faster the years go. I’m not sure if I can handle it!! This little guy has been a blesssing and huge gift to us since the moment we found out he was living, growing, and developing in my belly.

Jeremiah 1:5: “before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born, I set you apart”

Psalm 139:14: “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, I know that full well”

We count it all joy and are so honored to celebrate his life. Jase & I desired for his birthday parties to be a celebration of everyone who has loved on, poured into, prayed for, and encouraged us the past two years. The journey of parenthood is full of ups & downs, ebbs & flows, but it is refining and beautiful. There’s no other face I’d rather kiss good night, squeeze good morning, and cheer on as his conquers new tasks.

Taves Patrick, we daily thank God for how he created you perfectly for us. We love your big blue eyes, your six little white teeth, your 10 fingers & 10 toes, the way you squeal when your daddy or I walk into the room, and the way you gently pet Summer & throw the ball with her. Your smile sends fireworks across our hearts every single time we see it. I pray we never take any moment with you for granted. We daily pray that you grow to be a man after God’s own heart, that you bask in His glory, not your own & that you grow to love Jesus more than you love riding your trike.