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Day 312: My Baby!


Our oldest guy turned six today! He and I butt heads all the time sometimes but he's a great kid and we had a wonderful day celebrating him today. Gifts are one of his love languages and he thanked me several times for the Twister Tracks we got him. He and his brothers ended the day by having a terrific time playing with them, so everybody won!

My husband and I were laughing at our six-years-ago selves tonight at dinner. Our first baby was born on Daylight Savings "fall back" night after 28-ish hours of labor (it sounds worse than it was... it just progressed very slowly so it wasn't hard labor for that long). We hadn't slept much at all, and having a baby is, um, pretty overwhelming. It's a gift we made it through those first few weeks, and as every parent says, I can't believe so much time has passed. We're a third of the way done with him! Ha!

I don't take the time often enough to really be grateful for each of our kids and for how God has worked in our lives through them and how He is working and developing each of them. If I think about it too much, I'm overwhelmed by the responsibility we've been given. I take the kids for granted because they are up in my business with me all the time, but each of them really is a miracle. Thank God for kids, man!

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