Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Graham!!!

And once again, I am taken back to when Graham was born. Todd and I were young...I was only 22 when he was born, and scared out of my mind about a baby! Even though I'd been raised with nephews and a niece, the thought of my own was enough to terrify me. I was hoping for an instruction manual when he was born, but of course, that was not the case.

He came into the world at around noon on Tuesday, March 11, 1999. He weighed 8lbs even and was the most perfect example of God's creation. He had blue eyes and, except for a mark on his cheek where they used forceps, was perfect. I had read about some moms who didn't feel an immediate attachment with their newborn, but that was not the case for me. I knew that when they placed him in my arms that first time that he had won my heart. I had never loved any other human being with the strength that I loved my little Graham.

He started taking good naps right off, but I used to pick him up and hold him while he slept so I could get some cuddle time with him. He was my precious baby, and I had been created just to be his mom. Little did I know that I would only have 13 months alone with him, but that didn't make our time any less special. He filled my heart even more as he got older, and I loved him more each day. Of course all those curls helped. He had the cutest personality, and he had this adorable habit of scrunching up his nose and eyes when he smiled. He was my little angel.

As he's gotten older, God has put His mark all over Graham's life. Graham knew that I was having twins before I knew I was having twins. He's always been super sensitive to others, and he can pray in such a way that reduces a room full of adults to a puddle of water in a matter of minutes. He talks to God like He is sitting next to him, and he is always quick to share with someone how much he loves the Lord. He puts others needs before his own, and he's gotten a reputation for doing that in school. He has gotten tons of little rewards in school for being kind to others. This one time he saw a special needs little girl in the hall crying and he asked the teacher assistant that was with her what was wrong. The little girl had forgotten her snack at home and was upset. Graham immediately stopped, took off his backpack and gave the little girl his snack. He told the t.a. that he had some extra food in his lunch box, and she could have his. This is the way that he loves people, and I love him even more for how he is.

Graham walks around with a song in his heart at all times, and though he may be small in stature, he is huge in personality. He has confidence and some pretty impressive God~given abilities in school. And I am almost positive that he is much smarter than me. His IQ is right at freaky level. Seriously. I could not be more proud of anyone, and I am so thankful that I have the privelege of being his mom. This is what I was created to do.


Phyllis said...

I might add that you are a very wonderful mom to a wonderful little boy. I can't believe my first grandson is in double digits! Thank you again for the great blogs you share.
Bunches of love.

Todd said...

You never told me about the special needs girl! That brought tears to my eyes thinking of the kindness in his heart. We have the best boys we could have ever asked God for. Thank you for being my wife and their SUPER MOM!

all4boys said...

Isn't that precious? I thought I told you that....it happened when he was in either first or second grade. It is my pleasure being YOUR wife and their mom. Y'all make it fun for me!!!! I love you!!!!

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