On January 7, 2006 we were eagerly counting down the days until our first child was due to arrive. And on January 8 at 4 in the afternoon on a Sunday, God brought Charlie from my womb and into my arms. Small. Soft. Beautiful.
When I look at my boy, when I think about that day that he was born, every part of it somehow perfectly preserved in my mind... I am just so thankful we have him. So, so, so thankful.
Tonight I am praising Jesus for Charlie. For gifting him to us. For the wonder and joy and challenge and change he sort of trails behind him wherever he goes. I am thanking the Lord for making me a mom. It was my number one dream come true, and still is.
What a boy.