It’s hard to believe my baby is becoming a teenager! How can this be? Youngest has been such a blessing all the years of his life. We didn’t know we needed a fourth child, but God knew.
He wasn’t supposed to be born on the 13th. I did my best to have him born on my birthday – July 7th . My thinking was – if he’s born on the 7th, I don’t have to celebrate my birthday anymore, so I don’t have to get any older. lol Youngest wasn’t playing along. Hubby and I went to the hospital on the 7th , had IV’s and Pitosin run, and we were ready to have a baby. Youngest declined. After not going into labor all day, I opted to head home and try again in a week. This time he was ready.
Let’s just say – stubborn is one of his most ingrained qualities. (I have NO idea where that came from – I say with an innocent look on my face.)
Youngest is by far the most creative mind I have ever encountered. He’s always thinking, planning, creating. It’s hard to keep up sometimes! He has an amazing aptitude for all things technology and loves making movies. I just pray we are able to find ways to help him direct and develop that creativity in a way that gives him lifelong happiness in whatever career he chooses.
Another trait is his love of animals. He's the tender heart that buried our frog in the backyard in a little casket with a cross on the grave. He's the young man who keeps his eye on the kitty and rescues unwary woodland creatures. He's the young boy who has countless pictures on his I-Pod of every pet he encounters and posts a daily picture of our lizard - the Daily Marley. What a beautiful heart this young man has!
Today, I celebrate my baby! He’s becoming a young man before my eyes. My head and my heart scream – “Slow Down!” I’m so proud and so blessed to be his mama!