Hard to believe it, but our lttle Alma is already one year old.
The strange thing about her is that after watching our other three kids have their cranial circumferences graphed on the growth chart (or just off the chart in some cases) it almost feels strange to have a baby with a head proportional to her body. I guess the Watts genes are starting to fade.
Let’s face it – she will never remember this – and honestly even while it was going on she probably had little to no idea that the party was for her. However, gathering friends together is a great way to celebrate the good things in life, and there are few blessings more worthy of celebrating than a child.
Alma is such an incredibly happy little girl. She still brings so much joy to our house, and still the biggest problem she causes is that the older kids argue about getting her out of her bed when she wakes up, or who gets to hold her.
We have four healthy children. We have a beautiful house to live in. The kids get to go to school, we always have more than enough food to give our kids, we can take them to doctors when they are sick, we can afford medicine, and we have water that comes out of the tap that does not make them sick. As our youngest reaches one year of life, we are reminded that in many parts of this world, even today, many parents simply do not have the joy of watching their own children ever reach that milestone.
We are so richly blessed.