Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My Baby's Birthday

I always told my two sons, "No matter how big you get, no matter how old you are, you will always be my baby."  Today is my baby baby's 23rd birthday!  Even today, 23 years later, I have to pinch myself to believe it's real; that William is my son.  You see, most anybody can get pregnant and have a baby.  Even I did one time.  But....to have a baby given to you....to be allowed to adopt a baby you did not conceive, is to be given the greatest gift anyone could give a person.  I recently had the honor of observing a labor and delivery of a precious baby.  There can't be anything more painful than that.  I was taken back to another day I observed a delivery.  This brave, wonderful woman endured extreme pain but when the baby made his appearance, she handed the baby to me.  Like the scripture says, "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son......"  I know this woman loved her son and I know it takes the greatest love of all to endure such pain and then deliver the child to another person.  She will forever be my angel.

So happy birthday to my baby.  I feel I have been the most blessed person alive to have you in my life.

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