My firstborn child turned 9 today and what an incredible gift he has been. I was so worried about being a mom and scared that I wouldn't know what I was doing but then the first night after he was born, that little booger did something that I have always remembered.
It was the middle of the night and I was dead asleep, tired to the bone from labor. Our precious nurse came in with Tee and he was all swaddled up and clean and his eyes were wide open; big as saucers. As she brought him closer to my bed, I whispered "hey, buddy!", and he immediately put his little hands in his mouth and started sucking like crazy. He knew my voice and that I had food! It sounds so funny to tell this story but his reflex response to my voice was such a gift to this very insecure new mom.
He has grown into a bright, tender, funny young boy and each year has brought new adventures for all of us. As the oldest child, he has a great responsibility and by the grace of God, is growing into that role.
Lord, thank you for this indescribable gift. I love every bit of that kid and pray that You will capture and enrapture his heart and use his life for Your glory.
This is Tee with his volcano project.
That's tomato sauce lava.
I have some pretty good tips for getting stains out if anyone needs 'em.