Zion Max Santoyo

July 6th, Zion Max turns 1 years old.  My heart skips a beat every time I accept the fact that my boys are growing up way too fast!  Where does the time go?

My pregnancy with Zion was night and day compared to Diego’s, not to say the least in comparison to their personality and character.  Unlike Diego, Zion has me on my toes 24/7!  His risk taking, adventurous, and curiosity personality can make any mother go bonkers! But he has so much life and soul to him.  His smile can light up a room,  His laughter can breath life to the lifeless, and his eyes can make a grown man cry.  The passion that stirs in his heart is ridiculous!  I thank God everyday for him.

Just like Diego, Zion was a beautiful surprise.  God has a way of showing up in our lives when we least expect it!  When I found out I was pregnant I was shocked, we weren’t planning to have another baby for awhile.  So when the news became apparent, I was speechless.  The pregnancy in itself started off rough and landed a bit rough, but the arrival was spectacular.  Zion could not have come at a better moment in our lives!

As much as he is a momma’s boy, he loves and adores Jesse.  He recognizes and jams out to Jesse’s music, which I think is amazing.  He loves to play air drums!  He stares and studies Jesse so intently, and who knows, he may probably be thinking to himself how much he wants to be like him when he grows up.  Jesse is an amazing leader and teacher to him. You can literally see in Zion eyes how much he admires and loves his daddy…its amazing to watch.

Zion is everything I had asked for in my prayers and more.   A gift of life!  Happy Birthday my gorgeous baby boy.  You and your brother will one day change the world…you’ve already changed ours…

Your Mommy

Reinalisa Santoyo