Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Last year of single digits!

This Easter was my eldest, the boy that  made me a mother, 9th birthday. I can't believe this will be his last year of single digits.

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.

                                              Thank you Jesus for allowing me to be his mother.


  1. This is such a sweet post! Your Elijah looks like a sweet young man! Your post shows what a good mother you are, Melissa! I so get what you say about wanting to do everything so you don't miss anything.....I am much the same with our Kaleab. Yet, before I ever got to enter motherhood, God spoke to me of how my children will be gifts from Him and that each on is really His and it is my gift to mother them. Beautiful, really, when we think of what a better job our Heavenly Father can do for our kiddos than we can......but I still am awed that God could love our boys more than we do! :D Blessings to you and yours~