Today my little man is 3! 3! Where have those 3 years gone?
Lachie was my little Christmas miracle. He was born at 9pm on Christmas Eve, and I couldn’t have asked for a better present that year. Childbirth is an amazing gift – a true testament that there is a divine creator, far more amazing than we can ever imagine.
I loved being pregnant. I loved knowing that there was a little man growing inside me. I loved reading what was happening to him at what time, and reading the detail about how his body was growing, and how his little brain was developing. I remember reading one day, I think around the 25 week mark (don’t quote me on that), that at that very moment my baby’s eyelids had been slit open. At that very moment, so that nothing else was touched, but his eyes were now open. It astounds me the way the body is created, and the way that my body was created to hold and grow his. Being pregnant and having Lachie, made me more aware, and confirmed within me, the knowledge that there is a God – a God that is great, unique and extremely intelligent.
Psalm 139 says;
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
How true! God, the almighty creator, knitted me together and made my little man inside me. What a true miracle!
To my little boy…one day if you read this I want you to know that you are loved. You are a sweet little man, and I am so proud of you already. I love seeing you smile, and hearing you laugh. I love your hugs and kisses, and your curiosity for this world. I can’t wait to see the man you will become and I look forward to being there with you – God willing – every step of the way. I love you precious boy. You are a true gift to me and your daddy. Happy Birthday!