Friday, July 15, 2011


8 whirlwind years ago this morning, I was sitting in a hospital room, eyes brimming with tears as I beheld my perfect baby boy.  Life changed that day - for the better, harder, sweeter.  Today, its hard to believe that wee babe and this leggy youngster with a sunburned nose and long athletic legs is one and the same person.  I might not have believed it if I hadn't experienced it for myself - the sometimes slow but usually quick transformation from tiny bundle to bundle of energy.

Last night he held my hand and I knelt by his bed and together we thanked God for guiding us through the past 8 years.  My voice wavered when I praised Him for gently leading this child-Mama, for keeping his hand of blessing on my little son despite my inexperience and immaturity.  And again when I thanked Him for this son, this sweet, gentle, strong, loving son that He gave me.  Together we asked for His continued guidance.  And then, one last kiss for my then - 7 year old.

Today he goes with his Daddy for a big grown up Boy day at an amusement park, and I stay home with small siblings and bake a birthday cake.  It tugs at a Mama's heart, the way these years just keep rolling by in their endless march forward.  Tugs hard, and can hurt, but instead I am choosing wild joy and gratitude for every moment.

Psalm 9:1 “I will praise You, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works.” (NKJV)

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  1. God is so good. I praise Him for filling in the gaps in my own life and protecting my children through my inexperience as well. Happy Birth day to you both!

  2. Happy Birthday to the big boy! I hope he enjoys his outing with daddy. Will we see cake pics?

  3. What a wonderful post. I have continued gratefulness for the health and happiness the Lord has allowed for my kids. It's amazing to see them grow up so fast!!

  4. Your simple way with words is awesome. Just awesome. Happy Birthday to your son! Hope the day was filled with found memories.

  5. Happy birthday to your big boy! It is sad the older they get. I can't help but tear up every year on my kids birthdays!


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