Celebrating Mattie’s birthday this past week has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Recounting the goodness of God and His kindness to our family has been so sweet and so beautiful. It has been a year of loving and growing- a year of Matthias Samuel Loux.
My son is full of beauty inside and out. He is kind and sweet and gentle. He is full of joy- a true reminder that every one of us can choose to find joy even in the midst of the deepest pain.
Mattie adores his Daddy, and I am so blessed to have walked through this new adventure in parenting with this amazing man by my side.
Sweet, kind eyes.
So dignified and smart in his new spectacles! Look at that baby boy!
This is my miracle boy! Look at that alert, bright-eyed boy, holding his book all by himself, great head control, and loving LIFE!
My parents surprised me beyond belief by showing up at the front door all the way from Pennsylvania on the morning of Mattie’s birthday. This is my amazing father with Mattie. (More pictures to come of Mattie with my parents)
My youngest and my eldest. They are so smitten with each other. (More pictures of Mattie with his siblings to come)
We were so blessed to have our dear friends Brian and Dorean Beattie here to celebrate with us. Dorean loving captured the days of celebration so that I could just sit back and enjoy my family. I’m so blessed by the amazing images she capture of our past few days together as a family.
Thank you to each one of you for your kind birthday wishes, prayers, an amazing food shower from some special friends, and even gifts from afar in celebration of Mattie’s first year of life. I have a lot more to say when the words feel ready to come out.