I love being a mom! And I’ve enjoyed every season of my kid’s lives.
Yesterday we celebrated our youngest son’s birthday and I’m feeling joyfully weepy. So, I know you empty nesters out there whose hearts simultaneously smile and cry every time you reminisce about years gone by will understand that I just have to take a little trip down memory lane with my boy as we celebrate his birthday.
24 years ago…
I got in the car, took my last pregnant picture and headed to the hospital to welcome my newborn baby into the world
I sat in the hospital room waiting for them to get me prepped for a c-section and so excited about seeing my 2nd born boy
I laughed as my husband sat beside me during the surgery while listening to the doctors talk about the Laker’s game
I heard the doctors say, “He’s here. Daddy do you want to take a picture and cut the cord?”
I held my sweet little boy for the first time and knew I would love him forever
I felt the fresh joy of mommyhood for the 2nd time
My mind raced through a myriad of hopes and dreams I had for that precious bundle of joy
I became DJ’s mom
DJ is uber talented. He’s a singer/songwriter, guitar player, graphics and computer guy who loves to analyze everything. He’s funny as all get out and makes me laugh ’til I cry. (I’m sure the picture gives you a little glimpse into our crazy, silly world) And I’m so thankful the Lord has given me the privilege to be his mom.
I can’t wait to see how God is going to use him to turn this world upside down for Christ!
We moms never stop being moms. Whether they’re 10 or 20, we love them the same.
I remember recently telling a friend that I wish someone would have told me you have to give them away after you’ve raised them. And while I miss hearing them open the refrigerator door in the middle of the night – and taking care of them when they don’t feel good – and tucking them in bed with a kiss and a prayer – and laughing at stupid stuff together…I enjoy watching the boys I was so blessed to raise become men finding their own way in life.
So, yesterday we celebrated DJ’s 24th birthday! How thankful I am that God gifted us with such a blessing wrapped in a baby we named DJ (well, his name is Donald Jr. – but we call him DJ)!
So, y’all say Happy Birthday to DJ! 🙂
Tell me about your kids. What do you love most about being a mom? Are your children grown or still at home?