May Blog Post – 2 Whole Years of Sweet Judson!
Updated: Jun 2
And just like that, my sweet baby Judson is TWO years old!!
My oh my, what a GIFT from the Lord these past 2 years have been!
We feel so blessed beyond measure to get to be parents to the sweetest little boy
who is the definition of all things boy and FUN, silly, sweet, brave, fearless, cuddly, and strong!!
I truly could not have dreamed him up if I tried…
the Lord has blessed us abundantly more
than we could’ve ever asked or imagined
by entrusting sweet little Judson to us!!
Our outside-always, tractor
sweet as sugar two-year-old country baby boy –
our dream come true!!
Happy happy second birthday,
“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” // Ephesians 3:20-21
We had an absolute ball celebrating his birthday
with his adorable little Noah’s Ark “Two by Two We’re Inviting You” birthday party the other weekend
and are so thankful to get to spend his actual birthday down here at the beach for Memorial Day Weekend!
It is such a blessing every single day getting to watch my baby boy grow into exactly who the Lord has created Him to be –
and such a gift beyond words that I get to be home with him
and help steward Him in such a special way!!
Even at age 2 (haha), he is already so incredibly STRONG
and has such a brave, fearless spirit about him –
and I know that Jesus has some amazing plans ahead for his life!
I know that I am biased and his “mama,” but truly, he is a special little boy y’all…
and it makes me so excited every single day to watch him grow!
He is also so kind, cuddly, and sweet – and has such a tender, gentle spirit about him…
as my mom says, he really has both sides to him and man –
I pray I can continue to raise him up in both strength and tenderness!
Basically, he is just like his “Dada,” and that makes me giddy to even think about!
I always prayed for a son that I could raise up to be just like Wesley Mabry…
and boy oh boy, did Jesus come through!
Judson and I have had the privilege of getting to nurse/breastfeed these past 2 years –
and that has been such a special bonding time for us!
And I know that the Lord has blessed Judson immensely through this season
(his pediatrician always reminds us of how blessed we have been with such a healthy and happy baby boy –
all glory to God!)
and I pray that he will continue to grow up strong, courageous, and full of the Lord!
As his mama, I would literally do anything for my baby boy – and getting to breastfeed him as long as I have was something I felt very called to do…
and just know that God has big plans for his life ahead!!
Judson being two years old also means that Wes and I have been parents for two whole years
– and it is truly the most fun thing we have ever done…
and it just keeps on getting better and better!!
God has continued to bless our family abundantly
and we are so excited for all the He has in store ahead for our family
as we chase after the dreams He has so clearly laid on our hearts…
and continues to lead us step by step!!
Nothing sweeter than adventuring through life with my best boys –
Thank you Lord!!
Happy two years of LIFE,
my sweet baby boy –
we are rejoicing and celebrating the GIFT that you are
and continue to be to us!!
“This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.” // Psalm 118:24
Loving living this wondrous adventure called life with my sweet sweet boys!!
…Now onto a little more detail on this past month of May
(Judson’s birthday month
and my very favorite month of all!!)
and some sweet memories we have been soaking in and that I want to bottle up and remember forever!!
The last weekend of April was full of lots of country drivin,’
getting some more family photos done
(with one of our dear college/young adult ministry students - Olivia!!!),
lots of front porch hangin’ during rainstorms, taking care of #judsonandhischickadees,
gorgeous sunrise and sunsets up here
(never gets old!!),
a stunning rainbow over our backyard,
a majorrrrr turkey spotting (haha the boys loved it) right by our house,
taking care of the "chick chicks,"
and a fun planting day over here at the old family farmhouse
(makes me so happy)!!
Click here to watch a sweet little recap video of that sweet weekend – so many fun memories!!!
bring on alllll the sunshine, flowers, and May goodness!!!
And here is a little *tidbit* from my devotional earlier that I thought was lovely and wanted to share!!
“Begin my acknowledging that everything - all your possessions and all that you are - belongs to me. The dawning of each new day is a GIFT from Me, not to be taken for granted. The earth is vibrantly alive with My blessings, giving vivid testimony to My Presence…” // Jesus Calling
My little cowboy!!! #wearingdadasboots
We loved celebrating the first day of May outside in God’s beautiful Creation!
May has always been my favorite month of the year…
as we anticipate summer just around the corner
and all the beautiful weather and fun things ahead!!
May also just so happens to be Judson’s #birthdaymonth
(his birthday is at the very end of the month),
and we love getting to celebrate our sweet baby boy all month long!!
With Mother’s Day at the very beginning of the month,
I was just all in my feels and feeling so very grateful for the gift of being this sweet baby boy’s “mama” -
and for the past (almost) 2 whole years of getting to nurse my little love!!
Breastfeeding is something I always so longed and prayed to be able to do
(and something we had to work at and fight for when little Judson was born),
and it truly has been so beautiful to see
how immensely God has blessed that desire and answered that prayer!!
Abundantly more! And something we have both cherished and enjoyed so so much.
What a sweet journey this has been getting to love you and have this special bond with you, sweet boy,
and I know God has some big big plans for your little life!!
Oh how mama loves you so,
my angel baby boy!!!
May you forever stay this tender, sweet,
gentle, and kind -
and grow up to be so strong, brave, and a man after God’s own heart!!
Click here to watch a sweet little Mother’s Day video I put together of sweet nursing memories with Judson along our journey –
such a gift!
PS…. love you forever, Wes! Best hubby and daddy in the whole wide world!! Not to mention… the one who helped me figure out breastfeeding (hands-on hubby y’all!!) from day one!! Truly couldn’t have done it without HIM!!
So thankful Jesus gave me Wesley Mabry and the sweetest baby boy that I hope and pray grows up to be just like him one day!! #breastfeedingjourney #breastfeedingisamazing #breastfeedingawareness
May (& Judson’s #birthdaymonth !!!)
was off to such a happy little start!
Spent savoring these simple and precious moments with our little one-year-old (for a couple more weeks)
and also celebrating Cinco de Mayo!! #lifelately
“But honey, I love your love the most!” -
Oh how I love my handsome forever wedding date!!
We had the very best time celebrating Kendall and Breanna
at their beautiful wedding this month!! #foreverweddingdate #parentsnightout
“I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living, my baby you'll be.” #judsonsbirthdaymonth
We could not be more in love with these timeless and precious heirloom photos we got back from the amazing Sarah Kennedy Portraits! Thank you, Sarah, for so perfectly capturing our joyful, loving, and sweet baby boy!! We will cherish these forever and ever!! #heirloomphotos
You truly are the greatest joy and GIFT of our lives, sweet baby Judson, and we love getting to be your “mama” and “dada!” You light up any room and your kind and joyful spirit makes every day a great day - and we are oh so very grateful Jesus entrusted you to us!! You will forever be my moon and my stars, my sweet angel!! #giftfromabove
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” // James 1:17
These photos just make me smile so big!! Oh, how I love being his mama - my pride and joy!! #mamasboy #boymama #myprideandjoy
The *abundantly more* that I always prayed for - the Lord has given me in these sweet sweet boys!! I am so thankful for my little family - my very greatest gifts from God - and the dreams we are chasing together as a we pursue Him!!
He continues to lead us step by step and has been so very good to us!!
#abundantlymore #lifeinabundance #judsonsbirthdaymonth
“I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly…” // John 10:10
“What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”— the things God has prepared for those who love him—” // 1 Corinthians 2:9