Wednesday, December 13, 2006

A Decade

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!


Nikki said...

Happy Birthday Taylor!
Laura, he's a great kid!
Did ya get my message yesterday?

kirsten said...

what a cutie!
(my first was 8-13, too!)

Alicia A. said...

Happy birthday, kid! 10? An old man.

(He is adorable. I mean handsome.)

beki said...

Happy Birthday Taylor!
And happy birth day to you to, mama ;-)

Emily said...

Happy Birthday Taylor!! What an achievement. Sounds like he is having a great year!!!!!!

Karyn said...

Happy Birthday Taylor!
What a sweet post and what a handsome little man.

African Kelli said...

Aw, man! This is birthday season at your house. Happy birthday Taylor!! What a great boy. :)

laeroport said...

Happy Birthday, Taylor! What a great little man you are.

And happy anniversary of your motherhood, Lera. I'm humming "Happy Birthday" a little fera today. :)

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday, Taylor!!!

lindiepindie said...

Happy birthday, Taylor! Wow - 10 years! I like that last picture - no more little boy look - just a young man.

Anonymous said...

happy birthday to you...CHA CHA CHA!!

kookaluka said...

...and he looks just like his mom.

madmommy said...

Happy Birthday Taylor! What a handsome guy!