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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Thankful Through November - The 9th!

I'm thankful for my firstborn!

It hardly seems possible I've been a mother for 12 years! Where has the time gone! This big, strong lad almost didn't make it - my placenta abrupted and he was born too soon! He couldn't breathe on his own, had to be intubated and fed through a tube. It was the most awful few weeks of my life wondering if he would make it. But look at him now! You would never know, and we are so thankful to God for him!

When he was about 5 months old, my mother-in-law and I were sitting at the lunch table at church talking to him. We must have told him he was a "good boy" a million times a day. I was saying "You are such a good boy!" and all of a sudden, this 5 month old said "Good Boy!" My mother-in-law and I looked at each other with our mouths open - "Did you just hear what he said?" "Yes! He totally just said Good Boy!" Everyone thought we were nuts, but WE know the truth, my genius son spoke at 5 months old - and 2 words to boot! It didn't stop there - this kid talked like a grownup in sentences at age 1- yep, 12 months. Full sentences. Had a 1,000 word vocabulary. He has never ceased to amaze me.

The most amazing thing about him is his heart- it is huge and tender and wants to do God's will. What more could a mother ask for? I love you my firstborn! You bless my life everyday!!


  1. That is a sweet post, how scary to have him born so early! I have had placental abruption with my last two but thankfully it was at 38 weeks both times!

  2. How sweet Peggy and I love that pic! And amazing that he talked so early, he is a genious!

  3. Happy Birthday to your son! What an amazing story...thank you for sharing! :)

  4. Oh, such a sweet post! My first born sounds alot like yours. He's name is Ian which means "gift from God", and he truly is. They grow up too fast don't they?

  5. oh what a sweet post.. :)

    to answer your question...
    i am not from WV just living at the moment there for the husbands job.
    in the Huntington area.
    it is hard to get use too..not the best shopping in the world offered here...hahaha....but the nature/landscape is beautiful.

  6. Awww, this was so sweet... and the picture, too! It's so amazing to hear that there is still such strong, deep love in this world. :)

  7. Happy Birthday to your dollie:)

    CUTE pic too!

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