This past Saturday marked the third year of my son’s life on earth. That makes him seem like an alien. But what I mean by that is he was living before his birth. He was warm and growing inside my belly for 9 1/2 months before he became part of the world and he was also a thought in the mind of God long before his conception.
My son Benjamin was planned and created by God and he is fearfully and wonderfully made. And as I think back on the past year of his life, I mourn on how little I thought of him that way. To be very honest, I thought a lot about how difficult he was, how confused I was in dealing with him and how often I unfairly compared him to other children out of frustration.
All this shows how his biggest problem was actually…me.
But I have high hopes for number three.
We will begin a long process of speech and other therapies next week. And although it is very discouraging to know it will not be for another year until his development is looked at by specialists, I am choosing to look on the bright side.
And that bright side is that my son is healthy and happy and is loved by so many people. But most importantly, Benjamin is made in the image of God and he has purpose. He was planned by the Creator of the universe. He is funny, goofy, sneaky, sweet and so much more!
We love our boy and we are so very blessed to call him ours.
Happy 3rd Birthday buddy, daddy and mommy are so proud of you!