07 March 2012


10pm. All is quiet. Kiddos are fast asleep. Hubby too. Dishes aren't done. Laundry is piled next to my chair . I am exhausted but am smiling, sitting here and reminiscing about my life five years ago today.

It was a Wednesday as well. I was nine months pregnant, humongous and nervously laying in a hospital bed. I was being induced with my first child. I had gone to the doctor earlier that day for a routine visit. I remember discussing that I hadn't been feeling the baby move much. I remember having ultrasounds and other tests too. My blood pressure was a little high. The doctor said that being so close to the due date (March 9th) we could go ahead and induce so inducing it was. I remember packing and re-packing, and then re-re-packing my hospital bag, taking a pillow, blanket, books, magazines, cameras, cords, and a ton of other stuff that I didn't even use or really need. I remember thinking how funny it was that I knew I would be having a baby soon. Sonny was nervously calm, if that makes sense and together that Wednesday night, we went off to the hospital to check in. In the car, we discussed a myriad of things, one being that when we went home together, it would no longer just be the two of us. Amazing!

I remember the uncomfortableness of not being able to do much, just had to lay there and look at the white walls, white curtains, white doors, etc. Sonny was tired but stayed by my side. It was such a scary and exciting experience. A baby was on its way. My baby. Amazing!

It's so unbelievably true how fast time goes. The hours in a day never changes, but the years go by so fast. Tomorrow my baby will be five.

Thank you, Jesus, for my bouncing baby boy... who is still bouncy! I love him so so so much!

Luke on his first birthday


  1. We can't believe our first grandson is 5 years old! It was like yesterday when we felt the excitement of his arrival! A boy. Who has wanted to be 5 since he was 3? He actually rolled his eyes at me for the first time because I insisted on "my kiss" and told him, he will always have to kiss me I don't care how old he gets! as he smiles.... he is so eager to learn any and every new thing he can. He feels he's a pro soccer player already and will tell everyone how "tall" he is! and he is! We pray and have prayed before his birth that he would accept Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour at a young age, truly understanding, with no doubt. We know this will happen in God's perfect timing and are excited about that decision for all of the boys. Luke Samuel: our first born - this will never change. We love you SO much and we're thankful for the relationship we have built thus far, and only expect it to grow deeper with time. God bless you Lukey and hold you close. xxoo Baba and Papa