Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Ten years ago today I became a mother.
At 12:42 p.m. on Friday the 13th (after 40+ hours of labor and 2 hours & 42 minutes of pushing), an 8 lbs.-13 oz. boy was born. Taylor has been a blessing ever since.
Taylor is kind. He is smart. He is funny. He is a born leader. He is loving to his younger siblings. And very helpful.
He just received a gold ribbon from school for having straight A's on his 1st quarter report card. (In fact, he also received almost all O's, too, with the exception of one S in Art for creativity.) He was the only one in his homeroom class to get straight A's.
Taylor is working hard at his karate. Next week is his advancement exam for green belt. We know he will do well (as long as he takes his time -- he's always tries to do it too fast).
It has been a great decade. And an interesting one. Who would have known ten years ago that I would have six children? Certainly not me.
I have had a decade's worth of blessings. Or rather, a lifetime of blessings all within a decade's time.
Happy birthday, Taylor. And many, many more!