Thursday, December 22, 2011
Day 2-My first love....
So...this song by Avant, called "My first love" was what came to mind when I started to think about what I would blog for this. As I type, I still really don't know what to or who to type about! :) I would never write about my "first love" because....well....let's just say that that was a definite "learning opportunity!" My mom was right from the first time that she met him! LOL!
I believe it would be fitting to blog about my sons. Not that they are my "first loves," but they are my heart.
Let's start with my oldest son, Elijah....I remember when I found out that I was pregnant with him. I was a junior in college, living 3,000 miles from home with no family around except my twin brother. I was living in the dorm on my college campus....what in THE world was I going to do. I remember having to make that phone call home....it was by far the hardest thing that I ever had to do. I felt like I had let my mother down. I had to make that phone call of Good Friday and every year to this day she calls me on that day and asks if I have anything to tell her.....uhhhh NOT! Pregnancy was beautiful. Labor and delivery was 24 hours and 8 minutes....When Elijah was born he was not breathing...as a matter of fact, he was blue. I was 21 and had no idea what was going on. The nurses and some special team of people brought him back with the use of oxygen boxes and other tools and at last I heard him cry for the first time. What a relief. The first time I got to hold him really brought it all into perspective. My life was forever changed. He is my miracle baby. He made a strong entrance into the world and continues to be a strong force. I am so proud of the young man that he is turning into as he finds himself. It has finally dawned on me that I have 3 1/2 years left with him until he leaves to go to college. I don't think that I'm ready for this! He is 14...I remember when I was 14...it was NOT that long ago!!!!! He applies himself to everything he does. He has HUGE dreams of playing football and attending the University of Florida..GO GATORS! I swear he needs to be a lawyer. He can argue his way out of anything...except with my husband and I! When I look at him I am speechless and in awe....God definitely blessed me with an angel!
Then there's Jacob. He's 7 and he is such a hoot! I often ask him...."where did you come from?" He just laughs. He is soooo silly! Pregnancy was a little different with him. I got put on bed rest at about 6 months and had to stop working. Labor and delivery on the other hand were absolutely beautiful! It was like something on television. My hair was done, I had lipgloss on...it was quiet and I smiled through the whole thing! His process only took about 12 hours. Much much easier!!!! He is my dare devil child...he's willing to try anything at least once. We've been to the emergency room with him way more than Elijah! He has a HUGE personality and makes friends where ever he goes. I don't know that he's as stuck on going to UF but Elijah and Melvin try to brain wash him! He has played baseball, football and basketball. I believe that he is going to be my basketball player. He loves it! He doesn't allow the fact that Elijah is bigger or older than him be an excuse not to compete. He will hang with Elijah until he can't hang anymore. They play together all of the time! He loves the outdoors, playing outdoors, bugs, lizards, etc. He wants everything to be his "pet." He is my baby boy! Another true blessing from God.
These two boys are my loves...They make my heart smile each and every day. As you all know, I am a science buff. I think about the fact that one sperm and one egg had to come together to make each of my boys unique. That is amazing to me! Any other combination and they would be two totally different kids! I am grateful for them and treasure each moment that I am able to spend with them. Parenting isn't easy by any means. I know that I have been chosen and trusted by God to be their mother and I take that seriously. I know that I am hard on them, especially Elijah, but it's because I love them!