The sweet joy that my children bring me is more than I could have ever imagined possible. Tomorrow our little Sam turns one! This time last year I was anxiously preparing for an early morning c-section to bring our baby boy into the world. We anticipated a beautiful change in our family as the three of us became four and he has not disappointed.
The first year of Sam’s life has been an adventure to say the least. Our Arkansas baby has spent the majority of his short little life a California cutie! I was 26 years old the first time I flew in an airplane and visited the ocean. Sam has been to the beautiful Pacific Ocean many, many times. And he’s racking up the frequent flyer miles. Who would have imagined?
Ella is completely taken with her baby brother. When I say she adores him…it’s not just a cute saying. She is wrapped up in him and delights in his every move. She tells me often that she can’t imagine life without him. When I look at my children together I am easily overcome with gratitude that I get to be their mom. They are amazing. I always thought I was a “girl” mom. I find great delight in all things “girly”. So, when we found out we were having a baby boy-well, I wondered if it would be “as fun”. I never imagined that I would so completely love, love, love being momma to this little man. It is beyond fun!
The Father’s goodness to us is beyond what our minds can fathom. He does all things well and Sam is proof of that. We can’t wait to see the little boy that Sam is becoming and yet wish that time could stand still on this moment. I tell everyone that Sam is our long awaited gift from the Father. Samuel is “asked of God”. We prayed for this child for years…but oh the joy he brings…well — I could not have imagined!
Glory belongs to God, whose power is at work in us. By this power he can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. Ephesians 3:20