See this face right here?
Seven years ago today, this precious boy came into our lives. Making us wait all day while he debated being born AFTER my water broke and I got my epidural. We should have known what we were in for from Day 1.
|First Birthday eating his special basketball cake.|
It's been seven years of laughs, crashes, messes, hugs, frustrating moments, focus issues, Star Wars, building blocks, accidents, and more love than I could have known.
|Little Mr. Man (almost 18 months old)|
|How could you not love this face?|
Oren is good at reading, chicken wing-eating, laughing, bowling, smiling, thinking, forgiving, jokes, swimming, driving Daddy's truck (with a little help...), building and creating and loving.
He gets migraines that put him down for the count and has been struggling with some stomach issues that haven't been fun. But he never complains. He just accepts what God gives him and gets through it. He's got an older sister that's good at most everything she does and makes sure he knows it but he loves her and constantly roots for her to succeed even when he doesn't.
It may take awhile for it to show, but this boy has a temper and once you've made him mad, he will defend himself. His sense of right and wrong is pretty strict and he'll tell you if he thinks you're wrong. But he'd never intentionally hurt your feelings or make you feel bad about yourself.
|My Little King--Homecoming 2011|
|Christmas 2012 with his new BB Gun.|
I am in love with this special kid and I thank God every day for the chance to be his Mama. The chance to raise him, teach him, love him and guide him is an honor that I take very seriously.
I pray each night (and often during the day) that he'll continue to grow--physically, emotionally, mentally, spriritually. I pray that I will help him become the man God wants him to be. But I selfishly also hope that the man part takes awhile to get here. I love this little boy that is growing into a big boy.
Happy 7th Birthday Oren! Mama loves you so very much!