All I ever wanted to be was a mother. When he was born, I would not let anyone else touch him. I wanted this child so bad that I wanted to be the one to do everything. I didn't want to miss anything. I had to protect him. Just as my "mine" mentality grew. God was starting to break my heart and show me that this child was His first.
|My little blue eyed boy|
Elijah is a momma's boy and I have always said that God made him to be a big brother. He loves it! and asks me all the time when he can have another sibling. ( I like to remind him that he hates when any of them touch his legos and yet, he wants more in this house) He loves to fish all the time and He goes hunting every year with his dad. He shot his first gun at 4.
Elijah looks and acts exactly like his daddy. Which is probably why we have a close relationship. I get him and his quirks. It also means he will make a great hubby one day :)
On his actual birthday I attempted to make a Lego cake. It seemed so easy. I ended up being rushed and not only did it fall apart it also started to melt. Elijah put his arm on me and says " Don't worry mom, I am sure it will taste better then it looks."
|It's a good thing my kids expectations are not high :)|
As each birthday passes with my kiddos, I am even more thankful to the Lord that He has called us to home school. I would miss so many precious times with my kids and as we always say "it goes by to fast." The conversations that we have, the relationships that are growing stronger, the foundation that Christ is building... I would not change it for anything.
Elijah gave his life over to the Lord when he was 7 and was baptized shortly after. His tender heart, his gift of patience, his love for people. I am excited to see what God has planned for his life. Praying daily that the word of Christ will dwell richly in his life. That he will have a firm foundation to draw from to overcome all that this world will throw at him.