Tuesday, October 20, 2009

It's E's Birthday!

It's Eli's 7th Birthday! Big day! The only problem is he has been driving me nuts! His 3-4 week motto has been "That's not fair!" or some version of 'Whine, whine, whine..." or crying about nothing! Hopefully, this is just a phase? What is this? Hormones? A 7-year crisis? The only problem is....he is so stinkin' cute! I want to squeeze him and kiss him while telling him to shut his trap ALL at the same time!!!

For many of you this sounds like a broken record. Sorry. Your story is your journey, right? So here it goes anyway....we tried to get pregnant for a few years. When Asa FINALLY came along, I was overwhelmed by grace. Not something I earned. Not something I deserved. Simply Grace. A son. THANK YOU JESUS!! I still see grace in Asa's eyes.

Here is the kicker. I truly believed I would have to do it ALL over again to have another child. Years of agonizing over infertility, marital tormoil, and spiritual confusion. I was not looking forward to it. And yet, when Asa was 8 months old, we found that I was surprisingly pregnant! THANK YOU JESUS!!! Mercy. It flooded my thoughts. It overwhelmed my prayer life. A merciful God we have. I still see it in Eli's eyes. My child of mercy.

Here is what I know of Eli after 7 years long...
*A zeal for life
*A lover of people
*A boy who loves to be active
*A boy who fall asleep the minute his head hits the pillow...bc of the above issue!
*A persistent and overt lover of family time
*An infectious smile
*A boy who is INCREDIBLY athletic
*A boy who is falling in love with the One who created Him.

I could go on and on. I'm sure you have a similar list for yours.
Happy 7th Birthday Elijah. E. Li. Bigg'Un. Noggin'.
You are amazing.
I love you!


  1. Oh my ... my 7 year old Elijah is so much like yours, it's crazy. Even your 2nd picture ... could be a picture of my little guy (except for the blonde hair). He totally poses like that.


    mama of 13

  2. That was the sweetest thing I have read in a long time. You are an amazing mom and I love the pictures. He is such a handsome little boy. Eli I hope you have an amazing birthday full of lots of fun, laughter and time with your family & friends. I hope you are doing well Amy. Miss you!