1 Year Home with Eli

It’s hard to think that we celebrated Eli’s 1 year being home anniversary yesterday.  We took the boys up to Dollywood this weekend to celebrate our wonderful year and had a great time.

It’s impossible to use words to adequately describe how God has moved over this last year.  Last year, I placed our son in the hands of his mother in an airport with him crying in terror that he was being left again.  This year, they are inseparable (actually, they were inseparable within two minutes, but that’s another story).  Last year, my son couldn’t walk or crawl on all fours.  This year, he was running up hills at an amusement park.  Last year, my son didn’t want to eat any type of food and only knew one word.  This year, he asked to pray over his fajitas, chips, and salsa at La Hacienda.  Last year, he was afraid to get buckled in the car seat.  This year, he begged to get strapped in a roller coaster (see below).

God has been so good.  He has once again exceeded all our prayers and hopes (Eph. 3:20) and that doesn’t shock me in the least.  I love my son.  I am so proud of him.  And he is the most resilient person I have ever met in my life.  He is the absolute best at brightening up a room when he walks in with his smile, stunning eyes, and one-liners that makes everyone burst into laughter.  I can’t wait to be his father for the rest of his life.

The video below was taken from my phone last night leaving church.  It’s just another glimpse of how good God is to my family.  Grateful.

“As they make music they will sing, ‘All my fountains are in You.'” -Psalm 87:7

4 thoughts on “1 Year Home with Eli”

  1. I love reading your posts, Travis! Always sooooo encouraging! Your precious little family is such a blessing to me and many others!

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