Just 1 1/2 years ago this big boy…
…was born. (You can read his birth story here.)
I wrote last week that I had dreamed during my pregnancy with my daughter about a blonde, curly-headed little boy. After eight pregnancies I finally have that boy.
I have had four miscarriages during my childbearing years. Batting .500 is considered good in baseball, but in pregnancy having only 50% of your pregnancies go to term is pretty disheartening. I always knew I wanted to have a big family, but there were points in recent years where I wasn’t sure that would happen. However, God was with me each step of the way.
Today I just want to say what a blessing my little Joseph is. I know there were many people who thought that we shouldn’t try to have another baby due to the very physically difficult time I had when I lost my 7th pregnancy. Yet, God had other plans and I am so thankful that we listened to Him.
Joseph has been my easiest baby, or maybe I just finally got things figured out by the fourth time. 😉 Whatever the case I really do think he has been an easy baby. We have hit the toddler stage, so we will have to see if this remains the case.
He notices everything, and loves to play with his big sister and brothers. While he is still very much a mama’s boy I can see that he is realizing he is not one of my appendages. 🙂
Yesterday he helped me unload the dishwasher and was so cute. He actually was setting the table as he took things from the dishwasher. I told him thank you, so each time he unloaded something else he said, “Thank you”. So sweet!
I look forward to watching Joseph grow, but I am having a hard time realizing he isn’t much of a baby anymore. I know he can’t always stay this little. So, I will try to treasure all of these moments because I know it won’t be long before he is grown.
God has truly blessed me with my four beautiful children. Each one of them is a unique and wonderful creation. Sometimes I can’t believe that I have gotten to be a part of four miracles. Miracle is exactly the right word to describe the little lives that started in my womb that I am now watching unfold daily in front of me.
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