Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A Day to Celebrate!

Thank you all so much for the comments you left on my post yesterday concerning my daughter. It is humbling to know we are being lifted up in prayer by so many Godly women!! Your personal testimonies and words of encouragement give me such hope!

Although I know God will work her life for His purpose it is hard to be patient while she walks this road. I am reminded of the song: "Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord." I don't know about you but I hate waiting alone, so thank you for coming alongside of me in this "wait".

However today I am celebrating, as it is my "baby's" 6th birthday! I can't believe how fast the past six years have flown by!

I found out I was pregnant just before Christmas so instead of announcing it to my family I sent sonogram pictures in my Christmas cards.

When I realized my due date was mid-July my husband went into a panic. That was prime baseball season for my then 11 yr. old son! The baby would have to be born in between the State and World Series tournaments. Fortunately for me the 11 yr. old World Series was local (the year before we had to travel to Memphis).

I'm sure my doctor thought we were crazy but he induced the day after the State tournament and I was pushing the baby in his stroller at the World Series games the next weekend.

The first time I saw him he frowned at me (he still has his dad's frown) and I remember thinking he had a HUGE nose (it is still a little on the large side).

The nurses overheard his brother exclaim, "11 years, 5 sisters and I FINALLY have a brother!"

The funny thing is, he is very different from his brother. He doesn't have any interest in sports (probably all that baseball when he was still in the womb!) but he loves superheros, pirates and garage sales!

Tonight he is having his best friend sleepover. The plan is to play Indiana Jones on the X-Box, then have chocolate cake and watch Larry Boy, Star Wars and Space Jam.

One of the greatest blessings God has given to me is to see the world through the eyes of this little boy!

Happy birthday little man, I love you!


18 comments:

luvmy4sons said...

He's adorable! Happy birthday to him! My baby is 12 just shy of 13...I can't believe I don't have any that young any more!

Krista said...

Awww. He's so cute! Happy birthday, buddy! You have a wonderful day making your baby feel special today!

Sista Krista

Kim said...

Oh...HAPPY BIRTHDAY little Man!!!

He is SO adorable Kelley! There is truly something special about a "boy".

Be blessed, and enjoy...celebrating HIM!

Kim~

Kristen said...

Happy Birthday to your little man!

tiggerdaisy said...

To your son:

Happy, Happy Birthday, little one! :) Have a SUPER GREAT day today!

And that picture! OOOH, you are so handsome!

Prayers and blessings,
Rebecca

Runner Mom said...

Happy Birthday, bud!! Kelley, he is too cute! Enjoy those fun moments tonight! Will continue to pray for y'all.
Blessings,
Susan

Joyful said...

Happy Birthday to your son. He's so handsome!

Love & continued prayers,
Joy

Paula (SweetPea) said...

What a precious little face. I bet he is a joy. I can't believe he likes garage sales so 'un-boyish' huh?

linda said...

Just adorable...happy happy birthday to your little man!

I was very touched by your post yesterday. We went through a tough few years with our son too. Through it all though, he has grown and matured into a gentle, kindhearted, hard-working young man and is now the most respectful kid I know. God hasn't answered my prayers and sent him back to church yet...but I keep praying. Your prayers will be answered too. Things seem bleak when you're going through it, believe me I know...but God is faithful and hears our prayers.

Your daughter is a child of God and he will always have his eyes upon her...he won't let her get to far away!

Why 2nd Cup of Coffee? said...

Happy Birthday, Q!

Tracy said...

What a sweet tribute to your adorable little man! Loved reading what his older brother said upon the news of his birth...lol! You're so right, it's quite a special blessing to experience life through a little boy. = )

Blessings,
Tracy

P.S. Thank you for that very kind comment today! = )

Lelia Chealey said...

Happy Birthday Quinn! I accidentally told Cece happy birthday while you were getting your hair cut thinking I was talking to you! ;) Have a blast with your friend tonight and keep your mom up all night long!!!
See you next week buddy.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

He mirrors his mother. My baby turns six in a couple of weeks also. Seems just like yesterday...

peace~elaine

Terri and Bob said...

Happy birthday and I hope he has a great time! Sleepovers are so much fun!

Darlene said...

He is sooo cute! Happy Birthday!!

Keep singing HIS praises!
Still Praying!

Blessings,
Darlene

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Tell the little man happy birthday from Arkansas okay?
He sure is adorable... -- and loves garage sales? Ohmigosh! The kid rocks!
Lea
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Jennifer said...

Too cute! What a sweet picture. Hope he enjoyed his day!

Laurie Ann said...

What a cute little guy! I hope he had a happy birthday. I loved reading the story of "him". That's precious.