Today is the day six years ago that I became a mom.
It’s a title that forever changed my life and brought me more joy and tears than I ever could have hoped for. I had a family blog (or still do really — it’s just been super neglected) and I thought I’d take a moment to share the words I wrote six years ago on the eve of his birth to commemorate his big day.
From April 13, 2008:
Well after waiting nearly 10 months, tomorrow is the big day. I have to be at the hospital at 5:30 in the morning to begin my induction because Luke and my body have come to a decision not to go into labor on their own. I’m so overwhelmed and full of so many emotions that I just can’t quite put it all together. I’ve wanted to be a mom since I was a child playing with my dolls and tomorrow that happens. How unreal is that?
I hope that I can be the kind, supportive, loving, and firm parent that I always that I would want to be. I hope that I can guide him through the rough spots in life and celebrate the joys with him. I hope that I can share a deep love of God with him and teach him to appreciate every blessing that life has to offer. I hope I can help him to make the best possible choices that he can in his life and I hope he knows that no matter what he does, my love for him will never waiver or change.
A few days after he was born:
I just wanted to leave a quick update and a few pictures of our new little one, Luke Tomas! He was born Tuesday April 15, 2008 at 12:04am. He was 8 lbs. 11 oz. and 21.5 in. long. So far he is doing just amazing and has such a sweet personality. He does NOT like to be dirty and is so alert when he is awake. I just can’t believe how lucky we are to have this little guy in our lives!
Man, I seriously love this kid.