That's right, it was a year ago that I introduced you to this guy.
We celebrated Oliver's milestone first birthday with cake, ice cream, slides, songs, friends, and balloons.
Tied only with his two predecessors.
All day on Thursday I thought about the day I brought him home (which was the same day I had him). I thought about the day we spent together alone in the hospital room, and how I knew from the beginning that he was fierce. Now, a year later I know he is what can only be described as "softly fierce" or "cuddly fierce".
Of course we ate cake. And laughed with friends. But there was also an emptiness that was once filled with our lived community at Corrymeela. I'm sure they would have loved to be there to wish this boy the happiest of birthdays.
Little boy, I CAN NOT believe it's been a year already.