Tuesday, July 7, 2009

One Year Old!

It was about this time last year that a big storm came through Georgia and knocked out the power to our house for several hours. It was Angie's first day of not working, officially starting her maternity leave at the doctor's recommendation. She had gone swimming and walked around the mall for the day so when our power went out in the middle of the movie we were watching, we decided to just lay down in bed so she could rest. Before my head even hit the pillow, Angie's water had broken and started the series of events that would lead to Patrick being born the next evening at 6:47. We both sat up and tried to remember "what now?" We had things pretty well planned for getting to the hospital but the power being out wasn't really part of that plan. We searched for flashlights, tried to figure out how to get the garage door open and started calling family members to give them the heads up.

After 20+ hours of labor, our little boy, Patrick Joseph Flowers arrived to a very excited and proud set of parents and a very large family in the waiting room. And since that moment, we've been thanking God every day for the beautiful, loving gift that Patrick is to us.

I promised Angie I wouldn't write too much on this post (like I usually do) since there's a video to go along. The video below is a complilation of ones we've taken over the last year. We went back and forth between two songs but decided to use both in the end. It IS an entire year to wrap up, so I guess two song's worth of time isn't that outrageous. It's roughly split up that the first song is the first 6 months of Patrick's life and the second song is the other half. The best part of making it was that I got to go back through all our home videos from the last year to choose which ones to include. It was so cool getting to re-live all our favorite memories and tons I had already forgotten about.

We hope you enjoy it...

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

...enjoyed every moment of this year....not only seeing this dear sweet baby become the dear sweet little boy he is on his 1st Birthday--but seeing and expericencing Angie & Toby answer their calling as amazing parents. Happy Birthday Patrick Joseph Flowers!
Love,
Meme
P.S. Aunt Mollie & I watched and wiped the tears away---what a lovely tribute.

Anonymous said...

wow, you summed it up perfectly. What a blessed year and what a blessed feeling to be part of Patrick's life. You did an amazing job of capturing the emotions and overwhelming feelings of this wonderful year. Thank you.
Grandma

Anonymous said...

That video was wonderful, loved it every second! Much Love, Auntie Mandie

Anonymous said...

What wonderful and beautiful memories! Patrick Joseph has given us so much already, we are so blessed. This is also a reflection / tribute to two fantastic parents.
Love Papa

Anonymous said...

What a sweet celebration of Patrick's 1st year! Lots of love!
Jason, Vicki, Josh, Nick, & Alyssa

John said...

Happy Birthday Patrick! Can't wait to celebrate with you at your party!
Love, Aunt Wendy, Uncle John, Andrew & Jordan

joflow said...

Should have known this was going to make me get all teary-eyed. Tell the little guy happy birthday for me, and see you guys this weekend!

Jonathan

abbie said...

tear-jerker is an understatement! This was wonderful to watch and I'm passing it along to all my friends :)I love you sweet Flowers family!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful-- Happy 1st Birthday PJF!
love- Cousin Reenie

TERA said...

That was an amazing video! I am sitting at my desk at work with tears in my eyes. Great job Angie and Toby. Happy B-Day Patrick!