Happy birthday to my baby!!!

My January Baby


Birthdays are a great time to reflect on the miracle of life! Immediately after having my second child I had a conviction in my heart that I would have a third. I couldn't explain it then and I can't explain it now. I also don't think I shared it with anyone else. However, I knew that at some point, I would be the vehicle that would bring a third soul into the world. And five years ago this past Saturday, I gave birth to a son whose conception and birth defied the odds. 

My January Baby at Work

Others were amazed. Yet, I knew that it was completely meant to be. Each day since, he has brought us joy, fun, and given the best hugs! I raising three children and working full time is not for the faint of heart. Still, I cannot express the profound privilege that I have to do so. This little guy's addition to my life made it complete in ways that I couldn't comprehend. And, he has that affect on others.

One of the best presents I've ever received!

When he started day care as an infant, a teacher from another room told me that she would go hold him whenever she was having a bad day to make herself feel better. And, recently, one of the parents at his pre-school told me that he asked a bunch of kids who their best friend was and they all said his name. All parents believe that the children are special. And indeed they are. Still, based on these comments and people's responses to him, I cannot wait to see how his life unfolds and what God has in store for him. So, please join me, albeit a little late in wishing him the happiest of birthdays!

Happy birthday to him!!! XOXO