Friday, November 21, 2008

Happy 11th Birthday, Joshua

How did eleven years pass since I had Joshua? Some ways it seems like FOREVER ago, but it other ways, it seems like just yesterday when Josh was Ellie's size.

I remember the day he was born so well. About this time (7:30 a.m.) they began the induction and I was in labor for 10 long hours before the doctor came in and decided he needed to be "vacuumed" out. 15 minutes later at 5:43 p.m., Joshua was born. Poor fellow has lived through us learning as we go since that time.

I remember someone telling me later that my daddy told them that if I would quit talking I could have that baby. *ha* I was most certainly NOT engaging in intelligent dialogue during that process.

In the eleven years since Joshua has been born, we have grown and changed as a family and many of the reasons we are a better family than before are because of Joshua. He has blessed our family in so many ways and I cannot imagine my life without him. He is certainly our gift from God.

I gave him a few gifts a few days ago (I can't wait -- it's horrible). He got some new shirts and Ni*ke sweats, and a Vi*kings Mono*poly game. This morning, I had a cake and card waiting for him when he came down. I had planned to take him to see Bo*lt tonight, but he has a basketball scrimmage he wants to go to, so we may have to postpone that. His true gift is his trip to Florida next week for the football tournament.

I love you so much, Josh. You will always be my "little man". Stop growing up so fast, ok?


Hilary Marquis said...

Happy Birthday, Josh!

janiece said...

Happy Birthday Josh!! Nov. 21 is a special day at our housse too so we'll think of you at our celebration. I hope you have a wonderful birthday!