Our baby turns 20 on August 3. Since I don't blog on Sundays, we will wish him "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!" in advance.
It has been quite an adventure with this one.
*Because of an abrupted placenta we could have lost him before he was even born.
*At six weeks he had a very high fever and was apparently in a lot of pain. The doctor suspected spinal meningitis. All tests came back negative and thanks be to God, in five days he was fine. We believe God healed him.
*When he was five years old, we had to rush him to the hospital again. This time the doctor thought he had leukemia. After five days (again), he was fine. In fact he was better than fine. At the tender age of five, he dedicated his life to Christ. The whole hospital thing was very frightening and he and I had lots of time to talk about fear and faith.
Over the ensuing years there have been more than a few visits to the emergency room. Broken clavicle, broken arm, sprained ankles, etc.
Oh yeah, then there are the three concussions in the last two years.
Those of you who know Daniel, know what a fun loving, warm, funny, energetic person he is. It is a privilege to be his mommy and to stand by and watch with amazement how God works in his life.
I think this is the first time we won't be together on his birthday. Sigh.
Daniel, we wish you a happy and fun birthday. We love you!
Now, try to stay out of the emergency room. 'Kay?