Just like the first year was indescribable, the second was even more enigmatic. But thankfully a few days before Heston’s first birthday I discovered the app called 1 Second Everyday. And that’s just what I did. For Heston’s second trip around the sun, I filmed him, every day; and with modern-day magic, I turned it into a 6 min and 14 second video.
I wasn’t sure how I would feel at it’s completion, but a project like this is just up my alley. (A daily commitment, but just a tiny dose.) Sure, it’s a little creepy to think that I have an actual video of my child for every-day-of-his-life (hello future therapy problems!); however, I can’t believe how accurately it captured all the changes that occur from months 12-24. I get to see his first plane ride, first art installation exhibit, first word (Da-Da), first slide, first step(s), first emergency room, first play date, first lemon, first social protest, a few tantrums, tears, and so many giggles. Oh, and getting to watch that hair grow… *love* To my surprise (or not) I didn’t feel any nostalgia. Rather, I felt so much PRIDE and HOPE. We’ve come SO FAR!
I’ve boo-hooed my eyes out and still can’t stop watching. If you need a little 6 minute break, go ahead and boo-hoo right along with me and watch my son grow from 1 to 2.