Blessing over Skylar

You were born into this world one year ago today, you were handsome, unique, and you were ours. You became our families missing puzzle piece that fit perfectly into our lives. Your little smile has never worn off and is brighter with each passing day. Watching you find your toes to learning how to walk and everything and everything in between has been an adventure. God blessed us the day he gave us you.

We pray a blessing over you this next year and a life time to come. May you always know the love your dad, Triston and I have for you, a deep love that is not conditional. You can be and do whatever you put your mind to, and know we will always support your decision and stand behind you. We pray for wisdom in the years to come, wisdom that is from our heavenly father. We pray for confidence and for humility.

We pray that God will always be at the center of your life, and that you will always know the perfect love He has for you. You will never be alone, never forsaken, and always loved. You will be a strong man, a man who can lead, but never forget to also be a helper and a giver.  “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added to you”-Mathew 6:33. Always seek God and a relationship with him like its buried treasure you long to find.

We pray for your future wife and the woman she is and will become. We pray she will be a godly woman to always encourage you and to bring you up. We know you will have heart break and trials, but know that God can give you peace in the storm. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light”- Mathew 11:28-30.

We love you our son, our sweet funny loving healthy boy. I have tears in my eyes as I think back this past year and how fast it went, but smile knowing you have such a bright future a head of you. I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you always, as long as I’m living my baby you’ll be. Happy 1st birthday Skylar Jeffrey Ezra Wall.

Mom, dad and Triston


Look back at Skylars 1st year

Last year on this very day I was 40 weeks pregnant and sobbing my eyes out. I was told I would be induced today (May 1st) and then the hospital called to say they couldn’t induce me until tomorrow (May 2nd). I wanted to meet our new addition to the family so bad but to also be done being pregnant and out of pain. Thankfully May 2nd arrived just like any other “tomorrow” does, right on time.

When Jon and I drove to the hospital there was still all the snow from the winter on the ground and it was also snowing out like crazy. It was the latest winter we’ve had in years, but it now makes for a good start to Skylar’s birth story so I won’t complain. I was induced around 9am, labor started soon after and so did walking the halls. By 1pm they broke my water and the hard contractions started. I still tried walking the halls over and over again to help speed things up. Finally by 530 I said I wanted to the drugs. They got my epidural in around 6ish but then by 630pm I felt him coming. The nurses told me not to push until the doctor got there. That was the longest 30 minutes of my life! She finally arrived a little bit after 7pm and I was able to start pushing. Skylar was stuck because his umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck which then made his heart rate drop. His heart rate kept lowering with every push and when his heart reached 30 my doctor told me I had to push for my baby to save him. I’m not trying to be dramatic but that was the worst thing anyone has ever said to me, but that made me able to find the strength to push him out. He was a beautiful 8lbs 5ounce 20.5inch long baby boy. He was perfect in our eyes.

Jon and I got to experience how after you two children your love doesn’t divide but it multiplies. I never knew my heart could love so much. I also never knew how tired I could be but still function. This last year has been the best year with so many memories and milestones, but it has also been the hardest and most tiring. I am now just starting to feel normal again since I have now stopped nursing and the boys almost sleep through the whole night. Skylar has brought our whole family such joy this past year. He is such an easy going baby. Always full of smiles and laughs. He always wakes up on the right side of the bed and excited to start his day. He still hasn't walked more then 5 steps, but I know he will be walking soon. He looks up to Triston already, watching whatever he does and wants to do it too. I can remember life before him, but now I can't imagine what life was like without him. He fits into our family like the missing puzzle peace. God sure blessed us with two healthy handsome boys and I am so happy he did. Thank you God for giving us Skylar Jeffrey Ezra Wall. Skylar made our home a house with four walls :) 

Kiss before the push

One quick last pregnant photo
He loved his hair being washed

Squashed face

1 day old

1 week old













It was hard picking just one or two photos from each month. I mean come on, look at that face!!! The quote "time doesn't slow down for anyone" is so true and makes me want to live every day to the fullest, and be in the moment. I'm so excited for this next year and all the new adventures that will come with it.