...Unless you include the two-legged variety, and chores as animals.
No. I have fallen off the planet because my Beloved used this computer to work from home this last week, and work he did! It was wonderful to have him here. I just love having him work from home - even at the expense of blogging;-) (Pictures and goings-on when I can get my rear in gear!)
It is 4 am at the moment and I grab this solitary time because my back is in spasms. One of the companions that haunts me in my last couple pregnancies. If they're bad enough I get up and take Ibuprofen and some food just so I can get a couple more hours sleep. If you know of an alternative I'd rather try something else. I'm all ears!
Today is Zachary's 8th birthday. When I climb back into bed in a few minutes I'll probably spend a little time thinking about this day 8 years ago. There is nothing like that first first time of becoming a mom - of seeing yourself reflected in a small but real way in the face of your own child. I couldn't believe the hospital was going to take that baby home without a permit!!!
The hospital waiting room was filled up with family and some friends, and my Zachary Christian was born with a flat little nose (didn't notice at the time!). How different from the last babies with perky little noses form faster labors, and visitors that were notified AFTER baby was born.
I have been laughing because I'm 29 weeks along with this sixth little wiggle worm and have yet to have a bona fide real prenatal appointment! I have had a chance to hear his/her heart, one ultrasound, and have met the dear midwives up in Bonner's Ferry.
And now a real boy! No more "little" he is getting all-out BIG! that second front tooth is finally coming in; he carries his littlest sis here and there for me; fills the water jug; reads his Math assignments on his own; builds the most elaborate Lego creations...
He is just plain unwilling to stop growing for me! I've asked him to... I've asked them all. They all say the same thing - that it's impossible.
I suppose I wouldn't really want them to stop. Every age and stage is the best one. New ideas and thoughts blossoming all the time, and new opportunities to see the Lord at work in their lives as they learn to cherish one another. It is good to look back though and remember where we started:-)
I hope today is a special day for my boy!
I love you Zachary Christian - for over 8 years and counting!!!!!!! Happy Birthday:-)
All my heart,
4 years ago