Saturday, September 27, 2008

Six Years Ago...

Six years ago today I looked like this...

And then, at 11:39 PM just 30 minutes after arriving at the hospital, I had this:You caught me off guard that night my little Eli...who knew you'd plan on making such a fast entrance into this world?!? No induction, no epidural, no monitors, no IV...just a nurse, holding your head in while the Dr. hurried in from another floor.

When it was all over, your daddy and I sat there in the quietness of our hospital room, staring at you...trying to wrap our brains around all that had transpired in just a few short hours.

From the very moment I found out I was carrying you, God used you to strengthen my faith and dependence on Him. My prayer for you my sweet boy, is that you grow up loving Him with all your heart. That your faith would be strong and your dependence on Him...even stronger.

I love you my big six year old boy!

22 comments:

  1. Great pictures! What a special day for your family ~ Happy birthday to Eli!

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  2. Aww, how sweet!

    Happy birthday, Eli!!!

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  3. I still remember hearing you were pregnant again!!! Then hearing it was another boy! Wooo hooo! More boys in the fam! Who'd 've thought!
    I remember when you two were dating and still in HS...all of us were at D and M's house, and you... you always had the coolest shoes! *smile*
    Funny we had no idea we'd be such great friends back then. Really those were the days we all sat around and just laughed and watched the David and Ethan show. Egged on by all the other guys with pride. Ah, family! GOTTA love them! gotta!

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  4. i LOVE having boys! this was a sweet post and i enjoyed hearing your heart on how this little man has strengthened your relationship with God. kids do that in many, many ways. happy bday to you both. cuz i think mom should have some credit too!

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  5. Aaaawwwwww...such precious photos. Thanks for sharing those sweet moments with us (and wow...that was one fast labor!) Happy Birthday Eli! = )

    Blessings!
    Tracy

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  6. Whoa, that was fast! No wonder you were caught off guard. :)

    Happy Birthday, Eli...I know you are such a blessing to your mama.

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  7. Awwwwww. (okay, I'm not original today.
    Beautiful post. I've tears in my eyes. My nose is now all stopped up. Must go hug my babies!
    *sniff*

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  8. Hope Eli's birthday is fabulous!!

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  9. Happy Birthday Eli!
    Love the pictures:)

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  10. It's my daughter's birthday today too! Happy Birthday Eli...and Avonlea! :) (she's 4)

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  11. so sweet--i don't know what you are talking about..you are ADORABLE pregnant too!!!!! i also experienced the "nurse holding your head in" thing that was something wasn't it? Just a fyi, i still call my 6 year old "baby" and he still answers! (NOT in public--at least that i can help..) Happy Happy Birthday Eli!

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  12. what an ADORABLE pregnant Lady!!

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  13. Ahh. . .boys they capture a mom's heart! They are gifts to us. . .blessings sent straight from God! enjoy your three sons, I totally am enamoured with my 10!

    PS. my oldest is 29, my second son is 27! plus two little grandsons older than their aunt! crazy huh?

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  14. This post brought tears to my eyes. What a precious tribute for your precious son!

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  15. Congrats Mom! You are doing a GREAT job with that precious guy!

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  16. Many happy returns to Eli. Called in from 12 arrows - I'm a pastor's wife as well (Brit). Amazed at the destruction in your hurricane post!
    Hope you all have a great weekend.

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  17. Happy Birthday Eli!!

    May you know today ... and EVERY DAY ... how very special and loved you are!!

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  18. Happy Birthday one day late Eli! Hope it was a fun one.

    So sweet to read Sarah.

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  19. Aww! What a neat post! And you know me...all about those prego pics! :) LOVE it! :)

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  20. That reminds me of my daughter's birth. My wife was on the way to her baby shower, and in she went, and it didn't take long either.

    Happy birthday Eli!

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  21. Make me cry! My son is named Elijah too!

    He is only 7 months though, I can't imagine the day he he will 6!

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