Friday, March 30, 2007

Birthday Magic

"Good bye heart, hello son."

We never thought we could lose our hearts again after giving them to our beautiful little girl. Somehow our hearts GREW so that we could give them away again... to our little Josiah.

One year ago today our little family grew by one precious little munchkin. I can't believe it's been a year since Josiah Lee was born. My pregnancy with him felt so long since we went 2 weeks over our due date. We never expected to even reach that day, much less go over. We celebrated each day, each week and each doctor appointment that we had. How the Lord blessed our hearts with a "fully baked" baby! Josiah's presence in our lives has been like a healing balm, soothing spots of emptiness and longing for normal things we felt we lost with Abby.

Every smile, every giggle even every cry has been so reassuring and a bit of a special surprise. We didn't know what it was like to bring a baby home just days after birth, without the apnea monitor, preemie clothes and dreaded pump! He even eats and poops without any drama. Although many may never understand why this is so precious to us, I don't think it will ever cease to amaze me how even the simplest of healthy, bodily functions is a miracle.

This past year has brought with it many moments of laughter, sleepless nights, feverish cries and silent tears as we have had the privilege of watching our son grow from a new born to a cruiser. How is time allowed to slip through my fingers like that.

It's clear that Josiah and Abby already have a special bond. One reason we were so hopeful to have another child was so that Abby could have a special friend who would always love her, protect her and be with her even after we were gone. I know that's what God has given us in Josiah. He snuggles up to her on the floor and hugs her legs. He sits next to her and plays quietly, almost like he knows she just wants him near. I really think he will be able to communicate with Abby and maybe even translate for her better than we can in the future.

He is a special little boy.


Mommy and Daddy love you more than words can say. You are a treasure to us and we are so glad God put you into our arms. He is going to use you in mighty ways as you grow into a man.

What a precious, little, blond munchkin you are!