At 10:06 am one year ago today my littlest man entered the world. My heart expanded more than I thought possible and I was filled love instantly.

I thought my world was complete without him in it.

It wasn’t. He is the final piece of my wonderful family puzzle.

I love you Colton more than I will ever be able to explain. I will spend a life time telling you I love you more than anyone else. I mean it. No one will ever love you as much as I love you. You have brought me a lifetime of joy in only 12 months.

The first moment we met
My heart skipped a beat the first time we held hands
Your first cry made me cry
Introducing you to your BIG sister
Introducing you to my LITTLE sister
My three babies together for the first time
Meeting your GREAT grandparents
3 Generations
My life is COMPLETE

Happy 1st Birthday Colton River Beal


  1. Precious kiddo, and happy bday to Colton!!!

  2. mickiruns says:

    Totally loving this post! Happy Birthday Colton :)

    Dorothy, I hope you make it through the day without bursting into tears <3

  3. Lindsay @ Lindsay's List says:

    aww..happy birthday big boy! Isn't God GOOD!

  4. Awww He is soo precious!! Happy Birthday Colton!!

  5. Beth @ RUNNING around my kitchen says:

    What a sweet post :) Happy birthday to the little man!

  6. Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog says:

    happy birthday to the little man! Can you believe how fast a year goes once you have kids?

  7. Happy Birthday from your birthday twin, Dylan!!!!! I know what you mean…Dylan completes the picture for us too. And I felt the exact same way and always will about him. 11/9/10….just at 6:21 p.m. :) BIG HUGS TO YOU!!

  8. SupermomE12 says:

    Happy birthday sweet Colton! I hope it is a wonderful day for you, your mama and the rest of your beautiful family. :)

  9. Rebecca Samson says:

    Happy Birthday, Colton love Charlie and Marley :)

  10. Jessica (Pace of Me) says:

    Ahhh, so sweet! Happy Birthday to Colton!!! This post made me teary and happy. Life is GOOD!!!!!!!!!!

  11. thethinksicanthink says:

    So sweet. And so impressive you have abs post 3 babies! How do you do it?!

  12. Happy 1st Birthday to your little man!! Hope you all had a wonderful day celebrating his adorableness!

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