Monday, March 12, 2012

Happy Birthday James!

Twenty three years ago I was in my ninth month past my expectant due date in March curiously awaiting the arrival of my first born. On March 9, 1989 I was working at a local newspaper selling ads when I felt my first contraction. I immediately called my doctor and then my oldest sister who synonymously told me to wait because there was a lot more fun to be had before I could meet one of God's greatest creations.

On the morning of March 10 I was admitted into the hospital only to find out that I still had quite a long wait which I took to mean an hour or two. While in and out of contractions my Mother came in for a visit to see how things where progressing. While she was there I experienced a doozy. She held my hand and encouraged me to breathe deep. When it was over, my Mother lovingly looked into my eyes, brushed back my hair and gave me words of wisdom that I will never forget. She said "Now you know why I have always demanded so much respect".

On March 11 at 1:11 A.M. I finally had the pleasure to meet my son James. As I held him in my arms I understood what it meant to fall in love with someone at first sight. He was beautiful. Since that time I have had the joy of witnessing life through his eyes and what a marvelous life it has been with him in it. He is still beautiful and very bright.
Thank you so much for being a part of our life. Happy Birthday my son.


Lisa said...

Huuuu??? But I remember her saying: "Now you know why I have always demanded you to vacuum". ~ same thing I guess. Anyway, so glad I didn't tell mom, or anyone else for that matter, when I went into labor. :)

Happy Birthday James!!!!!!

Margaret said...

After the very long labor I ended up having - almost 2 days - and the circumstances with the doctor's! I was delighted to have Mom there!

Nezzy said...

I'm a tad late to this party but I wanted to wish that handsome son of your a big old:


I hope it was the best birthday ever.

He looks like quite the fine young man sweetie!

God bless and have yourself a sunshiny kinda day!!! :o)

The Amazing Trips said...

1. Happy belated birthday, James!!

2. Mags, you need to update your blog. Four months without a new post is bordering on negligent.

3. Why can't I find your e-mail address? I need to tell you something CRITICAL. Please send it to me, post haste.

4. Thanks, love you!! :)