Thursday, January 01, 2009
SR turns 7
SR opening his "I WANT" gift from his Sissy.
"You got my Boom Blox, I love you Sissy!!"
Mom and Dad bought themselves a guitar Hero and passed it off as a birthday gift....
SR opening a magic set from his Grammie in North Carolina!
The sunsets here are beautiful, and this is a horrid photo. Tonight the sky was yellow and orange, last night it was pink and red.
DH driving us home, as quickly and safely as possible, the whining in the back seat was driving him batty!
The Collective loathing the 2 1/2 car ride home from Grampanios house, they had things to do at home, and wanted to get there NOW!!
Twas a big day. My son turned 7.
My Husband kept asking me "so do you remember what you were doing 7 years ago today?"
Just for the sake of not going into too many details, SR's birth was clouded by several events, and things that happen in life that are not so terrific, or great. I was caring for my Mother who was in the process of dying at the time, and she ended up in the hospital the very same day I was delivering, we were also dealing with a depldeployment. The events surrounding that very special day.....a lot of it not good or cheerful. I think I shall not choose to recall those events on a regular basis, because there were a lot of dark moments. A lot of it not good, and leaves me with some sour feelings for those I have since forgiven. But I thought about it for about 5 minutes, and then chose to move forward.
The birth of SR, was an astounding life altering moment, the moment where my heart left my body, with legs, and arms. A truly wonderful blessing.
The memories with him, have helped me move forward, and be present and try to enjoy every moment. He amazes me daily, and has taught me many things. Patience being the first, acceptance of others, unconditional love, forgiveness, a rebirth in my faith....
So today was a good day, the start of a new year, his birthday, Nebraska managed to win the gator bowl with Clemson, even if they played terribly through most of the game.
Here are some photos of the day