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Friday, January 5, 2007

10 years ago

I spent the day in Labor/Delivery at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, SC. It was a long, long day. My baby’s due date was not for almost another 3 weeks and I was surprised to find myself there (baby #1 came ON her due date). I think this was just another notification that this baby was going to be a different child all together. At around 4:00 p.m. Baby#2 went into distress and I was rushed into O.R. A few short minutes later I was the Mother of a baby boy.
A boy! A beautiful, little boy.

I didn't get to hold or see him for several hours as he had some breathing issues and that wreaked havoc with my hormonal emotions. I think the fact that we had lost a baby a little over a year before probably increased my panic. 6 hours after he was born I demanded to see my baby. They brought him to me and I was so relieve to see a healthy, rolly-poly little boy. He was OK. I was OK...God had blessed us once again. He came into this world at 9 lbs (the Dr. said if he had gone to full term he would have been 10-1/2 to 11 lbs)! He looked more like a 2 month old baby than a newborn.

Now, 10 years later, I watch this boy growing into a young man and I am so proud of him. He is sensitive, kind and loves God. He is smart and funny; loves sports and his continuous energy inspires me. I can't wait to see what God has in store for him.

He and I often seem to find ourselves and opposite ends of situations but I love this boy more than life itself. God never makes mistakes and he is proof.

Happy Birthday, sweetie!


10 comments:

  1. My son turned ten a few weeks ago and it is quite the milestone! How far they are from both the babies we once held and the men they will one day be!

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  2. HI, I love your blog and your home is gorgeous!! Where in GA are you? I'm in Columbus but I guess originally I'm a "Bama belle!" Anyway, thanks for your comment on my quilt blog! Just stopped by to say hello! Julie (swartzrn)

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  3. What a handsome young man!
    Sending birthday wishes and blessings for the coming year his way!
    :)

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  4. Oh, Happy 10th birthday to him! What a sweetheart he looks to be! :)

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  5. Happy Birthday! We were expecting at the same time: my oldest daughter turned 10 last month.

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  6. Happy Belated Birthday, dear one! and God bless! There must be more special things in store for you, for sure.

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  7. AWWWWWWW. You really need to print this post and put it in his memory book, or scrapbook. My goodness! What a blessing a boy must be. You are a great Mom and the proof is right there, in full color, for all to see!

    p.s. I keep trying to post but the wiggly letters they ask me to identify are very hard to read! And mind you, I was a professional proofreader.

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  8. He is a beautiful boy. Congratulations on raising such a wonderful little guy. I am sure there are big things in store for him!

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  9. Our babies have the same birthday! My little guy was also 3 weeks early. Hope yours had a great birthday.

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  10. He's a handsome young man. What a nice remembrance. Long time, no read...I'm going to catch up on a few now...

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