Friday, March 11, 2011

Favourite Things Friday

It's time to play along with Shay and many other bloggy friends, as we list our Favourites this Friday. In honor of Son#1 becoming a teenager
(GASP! I'm the mother of a teenager!),
 I offer this updated post I wrote about him last year.
As I was thinking back, I've already said it exactly the way I wanted.
He's still the most-perfect of sons, a true gift from God.
Read on, sweet bloggy friends, and then hop over to QIMP and link up your favourite!

Is it Friday already? Where did this week go? Really, where does the time go? It was only 13 years ago that my life changed with just one breath. Son #1 was born. He gasped for air and blew out his little lung. They whisked him away from me and sent him to the NICU. It would be hours before I could finally look at him. It would be several more hours before I could actually hold him. Technology (and our Creator) is amazing. Son #1's lung repaired itself in the span of a day, healing under a tent of oxygen. Life has been a series of breathless moments since that day 13 years ago.

Son#1 Through the Years
Son #1 has taught me so much. He generates excitement over small and seemingly inconsequential things. He's always been fascinated with the outdoors. At three, his favorite pastime was to lay in the cool grass under the shade of a big oak tree in our front yard. He always wanted me right there with him. One day as we were laying there with a breeze gently blowing, he was being particularly quiet (none of my kids are what I'd describe as 'quiet children') so I asked what my 3-year-old boy was thinking. Son #1 replied, "I'm not thinking, Momma. I'm listening to the leaves kiss."

Son #1 is all boy. He plays hard. He laughs at bodily noises. He likes to talk about gross stuff and make his Mom say, "Eww!" He's quick-witted and so sharp. I had to stop spelling out my conversations when he was four. He knew what I was saying! LOL He's an excellent student and motivated to learn.

And his heart...Son #1 has the kindest and most generous heart of anyone I've ever known. He's quick to help when we need to complete a task. Just yesterday, he crawled under the house to push some electrical wire up to the powder room addition I'm working on. He knew his Momma didn't want to belly-scoot across the earth to the far end of the house. He's brave like that, my son.

He looks out for his younger siblings. Even though his brother hangs on his every word and wants to be just like him, rarely does Son #1 tell Son #2 to 'go away' and act as if he's a bother. Son #1 even takes the time to help LittleGirl

Know what I love most? Every morning since I met him, Son #1 wakes with a smile on his face. He throws his arms around me and gives me a kiss. Every morning. I'm not kidding. It's been the greatest 13 years and a privilege to raise such a wonderful child. I'm proud to be his Mom, and so blessed to have him in my life. That's why my Favourite this Friday is Son#1.

Since this was a milestone birthday for Son#1,
we took a special trip to Charleston to celebrate.
I'll post more pictures this weekend. We had a blast!

What was your all-time favorite birthday celebration?
Happy Friday!

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