Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Mr. Boy!

Today Mr. Boy is one year old!!!!! It is crazy, crazy, crazy to think that we've already had Mr. Boy with us for an entire year! Weird. There have been good days and bad days, but somehow we made it through 365 of them. An overwhelming majority of them were filled with frustrations, breakdowns, tears, exhaustion, and utter helplessness and we have to credit the Lord and His amazing mercy for keeping us in one piece. There are a lot of hard things about being Mr. Boy's parents, but ultimately, we are not worthy of the task. The Lord created this precious little being and amazingly allowed us to be his parents. Go figure.

We remember feeling terrified to see our son. We knew so many horrible things about his condition and how his body would be a mess, that we were afraid we would look at him and be more horrified than in love. Would he even live? Would we be able to take care of him if he did survive? Would we be good parents? So many questions and so many fears. As you probably guessed, we did fall in love with Mr. Boy and although we still have fears and worries for our son, we give them to the Lord daily, knowing that He has AMAZING plans for Mr. Boy's life!

He arrived 2.5 months early, 4lbs, with a club foot, spinal defects, with many of his abdoninal organs on the outside of his body... and perfect in every way. A miracle in so many ways.

Mr. Boy's Birthday Party Pictures:
Reason why you were not invited to Mr. Boy's party: :) While planning Mr. Boy's party I got progressively stressed out about the amount of people we should invite and how crowded it would be and how many favors I needed to make and they would have to be super cute, and all the appetizers I'd need to bake, and how Mr. Boy would get anxious if I wasn't by his side the entire time while I'd need to be a host and all I really wanted to do was bake a fun cake cuz I've been watching too many cake shows and yada, yada, yada. Then I realized:
        I wanted a big party just to impress others and fill their expectations.
Mr. Boy's not a huge fan of people.
Amazing small family party!

My 4-tiered cake! 

Birthday Gifts!


Gazing at his birthday cake all lit up


After. He's pretty clean actually...taking after his mother. 

Here is a little recap of Mr. Boy's first few months:

Here is a little comparison of Mr. Boy then and now:

If nothing else, we know his head has grown. :)


  1. Kassy, what a sweet tribute to you awesome son's growth. This was so fun to watch - Then and Now. Love it, and we are still praying for you!

  2. Love everything about this post! The pix are awesome! The cake is awesome! Everything you type is just beautiful and inspiring! Asher is soooooo blessed with the best parents a little guy could ask for! Love u guys!

  3. Kassy-I can't believe you made that cake; it looks awesome! It's crazy how much Asher has grown in just a year and how many change he has gone through. Still praying for you guys!

  4. Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos and your inspiring words. You all are sharing with us the gift of your miracle. Looking at the pics of Asher is like seeing the hands of God at work. Praying for you all!

  5. Hi Kassy/David:
    It was just wonderful to finally meet your family last night at the party. Here is the story I was telling you, about the baby (now almost 3-yo), with his heart is outside his chest:

    Here is his mom's blog: