Friday, January 1, 2010

18 Years Ago Today.......


Eighteen years ago today.......






A twinge of pain




anticipation




nervousness




excitement




increasing "discomfort"




a pain becoming more regular, more timed






Machines for monitoring a heartbeat




sterilized utensils




a cold room




deep relaxing cleansing breaths




louder sounds on the monitor

tha-thump.... tha-thump.... tha-thump....






"Breathe deep! Push! Push! Good girl!"




"Pant! Hee-hee-hoooo.... hee-hee-hoooo...."




"OK push again!"








Chubby




pink




eyes closed




tiny hands




little feet



a pudgy little nose




eentsy-weentsy perfect lips




roll upon roll upon roll upon roll




a Butterball, just like his Momma






And the smell.....




that newborn smell......




you can't describe it......




the sweetest smell on earth......






The doctor tends to Momma




providing loving tender care to a torn body




a body made by The Creator




made as an incubator for another tiny babe






And a proud Daddy.... again




running down the hall




with a newborn babe in his arms
only mere minutes old




shouting, "It's a Jacob! It's a Jacob!"






Big brother, already 19 months old, excited




his "Jaybo" finally arrived




Grandma with tears in her eyes




Daddy rushing back to the delivery room before nurses notice he's "stolen" a newborn






The Creator giving another example of His unending miracles




a 9lb.1oz. miracle






And eighteen years later




the miracle




still pink




but chubbiness turned to muscles




the rolls turned slim




the short Butterball turned 6ft.1in.






But still my baby




always my baby




my middle baby




my little Jaybo






Thank you, Lord.






For my baby




always my baby




Always




.....always.......




Happy 18th Birthday, Jaybobby!

2 comments:

S said...

Happy new year!! Hoping and praying for all of the big things that God has planned for you and your family! I look forward to hearing about them!

Janna said...

Sweet post - I just loved it!
Happy belated, Jacob!