Monday, February 9, 2009

My first baby is 13!!

Yesterday was Austins 13th birthday. Of course him turning 13, we broke down and got him a cell phone! Many requirements come along with it! Good grades, chores, responsibility all the expected things.

He did not want cake and ice cream. He wanted oreo cookie ice cream dessert! So that's what he got! The white spots on top are where the ice cream melted when I poured on the hot fudge sause. I put it back in the freezer so it could freeze again. I have to say it was pretty yummy!

I just can't believe that he is already 13! Oddly enough I seem to remember every single detail of the whole experience almost better than Emily and Elijah's. I reminded him that I worked EXTREEMLY hard 13 years ago and he had better be nice to me! I actually remember crying when the nurse came and told me that he was crying in the nursery at the hospital! She said "Oh but he likes the swing"! I still remember how my heart broke to hear that he was unhappy at all! It was the very first moment of wanting to make everything right in his world.
Little did I know that with each year that goes by, it gets harder and harder to see any pain in his life. It also gets harder and harder for mom to fix it. That is where this mom is so thankful for Jesus who loves him more than Dave and I will ever be able to, and wants the best for him, more than we do.
We always sang to him, You are my sunshine, my Austin sunshine.........! We also had a fun song we loved to sing to the tune of the KFC comercial...Everybody needs a little Austin D.....
I am so thankful for his life! We know that God has huge plans for our "Austin D"

1 comment:

Jessica D. said...

Happy Birthday Austin!!

I tagged you Julie on my blog. Six Picture Meme