Tuesday, February 17, 2009


My baby is a little Popeye...he loves spinach! Of course, I mix in a little whole milk and technically it's more of a creamed spinach dish...but, we'll just say it's pure 100% veggie goodness. And, yes, he is indeed building stronger muscles day by day.

P.S. Um...yes, I'm asking the same question as you right now...where is his bib!?

My boy's first birthday is tomorrow! Who would have thought that one year ago today I would be holding my forever son? It seems surreal. It IS surreal. 50 weeks ago I was still a foster parent and I was holding a newborn, Eli, that I thought would be my forever child. We picked him up from the hospital NICU and brought him home on Christmas Eve of 2008. He was my world for 2 months...round the clock feedings and all of the joys and changes a newborn brings into a home. (And, I might add into the equation, maternity leave from work for me.) He was returned to his birth mother 2 months later.

While we were in the throws of the surprise of Eli potentially returning to his birth mother we began to fill out the paperwork for Thogl. And, one miracle after another led us to receive the call 2 weeks after John was born that he was ours! Yes, ours! What more could we ask for after 4 long years of life in the foster lane?! The Lord is good and always faithful to provide in our darkest hour of need. I know that firsthand.

Another neat glimpse of Him today - I finished loading up the car to drive down to the farm to work on some things and as I tucked John in and pulled my seatbelt on I realized I needed to take a minute to pray. I was feeling a little frazzled. So, after we'd taken a minute to ask the Lord to be with us I heard my cell phone ring loud and clear. My head popped up and I looked around and realized that it was still inside. (Big surprise...I am so forgetful when it comes to that little piece of modern thing I call...mmm...you don't want to know what I call it.) Sure enough, there it was on the kitchen table waiting for me to leave him behind. Again. Hmmm...I wonder "where" that ring came from!? When I think He's hanging out down the street I realize I'm oh so wrong. He's just around the corner of my mind.

The daffodils are poking their noses out of the ground here in central KY! Hurray for Spring's little surprises!


April said...

Happy Birthday John! Have a very special day!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday John!!!!

Aunt Mary

HisTaiHens said...

Happy Birthday John!!
I am so excited for you all(visiting your blog for the first time!)!!

Q. and La. said...

Gross, I can't believe babies eat such gross things. I mean I know they do, and it's good for them but ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Eeeep! Happy Birthday! They grow so fast yah!?

Lisa said...

Oh, I'm so anxious for Spring flowers...we are still quite a ways from that, so take in their splendor for me!! :)

Happy Birthday to John...such a cutie and LOVE the photo! Look how happy he is!!