Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Christian's Defining Moments

defining moment 
–noun; a point at which the essential nature or character of a person, group, etc., is revealed or identified.
"Defining Moment." Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 10 Feb. 2010.

Christian's Top Seven Defining Moments1. Feb. 10, '03 - Born at 25 weeks gestation.
2. Feb 20, '03 - 1st Surgery at 10 days old.
3. June 25, '03 - Came home from the hospital after 135 days. What a great celebration!
4. Nov. 16, '03 - 1st Seizure and diagnosis of Sturge-Weber Syndrome
5. Oct. 1, '05 - Started walking! Doctors are still shocked by this!
6. Feb 10, '06 - Woke up with paralysis on the entire right side of your body. Praise the Lord you recovered after 2 days in the hospital.
7. Today - Celebrating your 7th Birthday!!!

Christian, your defining moments are actually mommy's defining moments. Each one chiseled more of me; my pride, my selfishness, my worldliness. God is still molding me into His image. But by His grace, I see more of Christ in me which I know would not be there if I did not have you. The Lord is using you in my life in ways that I could not have imagined. I was not one of those "saintly" parents who choose to parent children with special needs. I came into this kicking and screaming...literally. But today, oh how my eyes have been opened to see things more eternally. God will always be working on mommy until I see my Savior's face. However, my prayer today is that I would love you even more as I continue to embrace God's plan for your life and our family. I love you Sugar Bear!

We celebrated Christian's birthday with his classmates at school.


Corrie said...

Happy Birthday Christian - You are a wonderful blessing to your parents and to the body at BBC

Mrs. Ayers (Corrie)

Stephanie Gilbert said...

That last picture is intensely precious! What a spectacular smile on that boy of yours, Caryn!

Tricia Keierleber said...

Happy Birthday Christian! I have said it before and I'll say it again and again- You are such a joy and picture of God' grace to so many!

cgil06 said...

Happy Birthday Christian! You're a big boy now but you'll always be my Poochino!!

Uncle Curly

Pam said...

Happy Birthday little man!
What wonderful things God is doing through your life-you are a blessing!

Lisa said...

Yay! Happy Birthday Christian! What a radiant smile!

~Kim said...

Happy Birthday, Christian! Your life reminds me like one of those throwing stones...that you toss in the water and the ripples continue on and you have blessed your parents they have continued to bless others by their experience of being your mom and dad. Thank you, Christian.

I saw a wonderful blog post on John Knight's blog about Kempton. Praise the Lord for all He is doing in your life and through your family.

tiffany said...

Yay! Happy Birthday Christian!!

davy flowers said...

oh how miss this precious precious boy...cant wait to squeeze him when I see him!
- Davy

The Journey said...

I have tears in my eyes after reading this post. I am so touched by your love for him and what God is doing through you and in you. I am really blessed by your heartfelt post!