Heaven blew every trumpet and played every horn on the wonderful, marvelous night you were born….-Nancy Tillman
Today is Little C’s first birthday. I write this blog post while tears stream down my face, because there was a time when I was not sure if I would ever have this opportunity. Little C came into this world on a very snowy Colorado night and changed our lives forever. He had some major complications at first which were a shock to both my husband and I. Our first son was as healthy as a horse, and my pregnancy with Little C posed no obvious threats. The first night of his life is still a blur to me…I knew something was wrong, but no one, not even the doctors could figure it out. By the grace of God, fabulous medical care, and an amazing set of family and friends we have made it through the first year. The last twelve months have come with multiple hospital visits, countless doctors appointments, and numerous oxygen tanks. It hasn’t been easy, but when is being a mother truly easy?
Little C has given us so many gifts….He has taught me what perseverance is. This child never gave up. Even when the doctors and nurses just stared in amazement,waiting for his body to give in, he kept trucking along. Beating the odds. He has taught me that prayer works. I don’t think I ever doubted it, but experiencing it first hand has really opened my eyes to the power of it. He has made our family stronger and brought my husband and I even closer together. He has also showed us what a strong boy Big C has turned into this year .
So today I celebrate with tears of joy. It was not long ago that I was sitting next to a baby with more wires hooked to him then imaginable. I remember staring at my little guy just praying to get to his first birthday. I somehow know that if I got to February 7, 2012 that everything would be ok. Well, here we are, and things are much better. Little C is a normal kid and is such a joy in our lives. Today I celebrate him and look forward to watching him grow into the amazing man that I know he will become.
Happy Birthday my amazing little man!
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