Last Friday was a day worthy of celebration our son, Ryan, turned one. It is really hard to believe that it has been a year since he has come along. In some ways the time has flown, but in others it seems that he is just a natural part of our lives that it seems like he’s been around for a lot longer than a year.
It is funny how the last year has gone. There have been a lot of transitions for us in the past year. Ryan perhaps being the biggest transition of them all, but my wife has changed jobs and we’ve moved all this past year. Throughout most of this past year our plans were more on me getting a new job and that causing the change, but that was one transition that we expected that never came to fruition.
It’s been funny thinking over the past year. The progression from having no idea what to do with a little baby boy to at least having some idea has been an interesting one. Not that I can really say I feel that I have it all figured out, because I don’t and everyday has the potential of revealing that to me. However, I remember how dumbstruck we both were at first when you realize you have to take care of a little person who can’t really tell you too much of what he wants and know that we’ve at least made progress a year later.
The journey is continuing even now. Fresh off of his birthday celebrations, Ryan decided to get sick. So now we have a sick little one year old and two realizations come once again that you can’t always do too much to help the little one as much as you’d like and that you still don’t always know what to do. Even so, I’m looking forward to the years to come. Even if time does seem to go by too fast I’m looking forward to seeing Ryan grow and develop and honestly see myself grow and develop as a father and a person in it all as well.