February 7, 2012

Tears of Joy

Heaven blew every trumpet and played every horn on the wonderful, marvelous night you were born….-Nancy Tillman
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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.


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Happy Birthday my amazing little man!

5 comments:

  1. aw, happy birthday, little c!!!! this made me tear up so i can only imagine how full of joy your heart is today.

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  2. What a sweet, sweet blessing he is! Happy Birthday, buddy--you are such a handsome little guy!
    Hugs to you Julia--you never gave up on him and so, he never gave up either. So glad to be reading this post today and am thankful, once again, for the precious gift of having two healthy boys. This was a good reminder of something never to be taken for granted.

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  3. Happy Birthday, Little C!!! :) You keep getting cuter!!

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  4. It is amazing how quickly things change. It makes me smile to see how you look at all the positive that has come out of that first year. Enjoy today and all the tears of joy that come with it.

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  5. Oh goodness is he a cutie! My little one will be celebrating his 1st in ONE month :) I can't believe it.

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