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Tuesday, September 5, 2006

5 years ago....

Five years ago something amazing happened. God blessed us with the arrival of a 2nd DS. He was the missing piece of the puzzle we didn't even know was missing...thankfully God did.

Today my little baby turns 5. I don't think I have ever seen anyone so excited about a birthday; for days that is all he has talked about. FIVE is a big thing, ya know!

DS2 is just an amazement to me. Maybe that is because I have always known he was the last, maybe it was because his older siblings (5 and 10 years older) have shown me how fast this time of childhood goes; maybe it was because I always felt I missed so much with his older brother because of the months I spent in a bleak existence resulting from a severe case of post pardum depression; maybe it was because on the night he was born he stared up at me for hours as I sang "Open the Eyes of my Heart, Lord" to him (we still do that); maybe it is because he was in my arms as the horror of the 9-11 attacks unfolded and I cried, wondering what kind of world he had been born into. Or maybe, I just love him for his true green eyes!

He is a character X2. He always keeps me on my toes and thinks in ways I can never anticipate. I love this little boy.

I took cupcakes to his preschool today as part of his birthday celebration. I cried as I left. It was the last time I would bring cupcakes to preschool for a birthday...next year he will be in "big school". Of course, I will still bring goodies for his birthday there but it is somehow different. I am so happy for him and his accomplishments but my heart aches knowing he is one day closer to adulthood.


14 comments:

  1. What an adorable little (I mean "big"!) boy. Happy Birthday! I'm sure he'll always love the cupcakes, whether they are at preschool, school-school, or even college. What a good mommy you are.

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  2. Happy Birthday to your sweet little guy! He is adorable..
    Five is such a fun age, isn't it?
    You're right, time truly does fly by!

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  3. Happy Birthday 2nd DS. :) My son will be 5 on October 12 and CAN NOT WAIT. He is already waiting and planning. I can definitely understand where you are coming from. :)

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  4. ((( Belle-ah ))) Happy Birthday to him and to you....you have as much right to celebrate this day as he does!! Give him some special hugs today....you both deserve that! Love ya!

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  5. I love this post and your remembrance of his first days. Tragic, but somehow sweet (9/11) to have new life in your hands those terrible days.

    He looks and sounds sooooooo likeable!

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  6. You really plucked at MY heartstrings with this post....but I do understand. He is quite handsome (well, really adorable, but you don't say that to a five year old, huh?) and a treasure from God. I didn't realize he was born just before 9/11....wow, that's amazing. And God is amazing to give you the last puzzle piece....well, at least until the grands come along!!! 8-)

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  7. You are scaring me...mine are going to be that big soon, and I am so not ready for it!
    P.S. when my husband celebrates his 40th we will also have celebrated 21 of his birthdays together.

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  8. Happy Birthday to your DS!!
    and thanks for stopping by my blog...I'm feeling better by the minute even though I have not heard back from the doctor as of yet...they are very slow here in Ohio!!
    :-D

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  9. super sweet post. your little man is so cute. and you almost had me crying at the thought of the last time you could bring cupcakes to school...i'm almost there with my daughter. :( sweet moments to cherish.

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  10. Happy (late, sorry, Bellah!)birthday to your little man! He's a real charmer, and I would know. I've got the "boys club".

    He sure is cute!

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  11. My third and last baby is still a newborn, but you remind me that I need to hold on to every moment because they will be my last. Gosh, kids grow up so quickly!

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  12. That was beautiful, & I am glad to read about a mom who relishes each momement of her children's lives. I now am a grandmother to daughter Tammy's two so am once again enjoying each new milestone & event in their lives.
    ruth

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  13. Its amazing what God has planned for us,isn't it? Your love for him and the gift he is comes out in your writing. I've seen your eyes light up when you talk about him. You and DH are truly blessed with a beautiful family.

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  14. he is absolutely adorable. beautiful post!

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