Last week I shared about my middle son, so this week I thought I would share about my oldest son.
The picture above was one I took recently of my six year old first-born son. He is always full of stories and questions. I just have to share two things he came up with last week. He never ceases to amaze me.
“I think there are pockets in my mind with all sorts of information in them. Then, when I want to remember something little people go to the right pocket and get the information I need.”
“I figured out how God hears our prayers. Angels go into our minds, get out our prayers, and then take them to God.”
I found out I was pregnant with James after I had suffered two late first trimester miscarriages. I was beginning to wonder if Julia would be an only child. That was not to be the case, thankfully. I had a good pregnancy, but it wasn’t until I was out of the first trimester that I started to relax a little.
James was born early one Friday morning in September of 2002. I had been to the doctor the day before and he thought it would be a while before the baby would be born. He was wrong. 🙂 I went into labor at midnight and by 4:00 a.m. was ready to deliver.
Something unexpected happened, though. James was breech. I have come to realize that the doctor, nurses, and I were blinded to this fact until I was completely dilated because God knew that I truly did not want a c-section.
I still praise God that after only three pushes he was born. He was perfect and had no issues with having come into the world “sunny side up”. We were the talk of the maternity ward, though. Nurses that weren’t even assigned to us came in off and on, and would whisper to each other, smile and leave.
James has given me a run for my money on many occasions over the years. However, he has grown into such a nice young man. He is my thinker. Nothing gets by him, and he has quite a memory. He told me this morning that he is my “memory box”. He said if I need to remember something that I should just ask him.
I am so thankful that God chose me to be his mother. I am having fun watching him grow and learn each day. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for his life.