I’ve been looking forward to this day ALL month long! My emotions are all over the place, as I think back to this day, three years ago, and relive every moment of it, feel all the emotions again, and experience a love like no other, in that moment when my eyes fell on a sleeping baby boy, who was all mine! I remember every single moment of 25 September 2015. How could I not? It was the day I officially became a mom.
I keep thinking back to the day we became a Forever Family, and I think of our squishy, chubby, precious little 7 month old baby boy. And I take a look at him today, and see a big boy, full of energy, always jumping or running somewhere, asking questions, talking non-stop and the sass – oh the sass! I was not prepared for it! I can say, based on my recent experience, that threenager is a very real thing!
He is like a sponge – absorbing absolutely everything his dad and I say and do. Now more than ever, we need to watch what we say – we’ve learnt that the hard way! We have a little boy looking at us for the best way to navigate this beautiful life we live. What a responsibility! He is looking at us, learning from us and copying us.
Jason and I count it as an honour to be able to model a God-centered life to our sweet boy, raising him to love Jesus, and pursue a personal relationship with Him. We’ve started to see the fruits of this already. Noah gets excited just driving past our church! And his bedtime prayers – oh my heart! He has a proper conversation with Jesus, telling Him all about his latest imaginary adventure he has been on, thanking Jesus for bringing his dad home safely from work, thanking Jesus for his family and his friends, and sometimes he even thanks Jesus for his toys and his bed! My heart swells with love when I hear him end his prayers with, “I love you Jesus, Amen.”
The older Noah gets, the more his personality and nature is coming out, and I can’t help but love him more and more! I love his compassion and sensitivity to those around him. He feels what you feel. He loves so deeply and fiercely. I love that about him!
Looking back over these last three years, I can’t help but feel such gratitude and thankfulness to God for bringing our family together. As I sit here with my son sitting next to me, I am so grateful for the honour and privilege I have of being his Mommy, and raising him to be the very best Noah he can be.
When I think of the last three years, I can’t help but think of my husband being the very best dad he can be to our boy. There is something so special about watching the man you love become a father, and love your child so deeply. It’s a beautiful thing to watch, and I get a front row seat to the love and the special bond shared between Noah and Jason. Best seat in the house if you ask me!
Thank you, Lord, for these last 3 years with our sweet boy! I cannot wait to see what lies ahead for our Forever Family!