Tuesday, October 8, 2013

You Made Me a Mother

Nine years ago I wasn't sure what to expect.  I was exhausted and tired but so excited.  Labor went all night long and into the morning.  Then things seemed to stall.. they finally let me start pushing 4 hours later, yes 4 hours of pushing and it was decided a c-section would be necessary.
Finally I got to hold you in my arms and I was now officially a mother.   You made me a mother.

From sleepless nights, to the adorable way you scooted around, to the moment you were a big brother,
 the years where I wasn't quite sure what to do with you, then you began school,
and began it again.  We moved to three different states and four different cities and have made it to where we are today.

My Lucas, you are so incredibly smart, with a brain like an elephant like you like to say as you truly remember everything.  Your creativity in the things you invent always astounds me.  You don't like to play war and army or even superheroes like most boys your age but would rather figure out how an engine works or build your latest creation.
 (One of Lucas many creations he has built)

You still sometimes wear your emotions on your sleeve but you are also one of the sweetest and most considerate boys I know.  Your teachers always love you and you always think kindly of others.  I hope that is something that never changes with you as it is so rare to find.

Today on your birthday, I just want to say thank you.  Thank you for making me a mother.  Thank you for helping me grow and change in ways I never would have expected.  I hope you know that no matter what you do in life I will always love you.  I want you to be happy, successful and always ever kind to everyone but my love is never ending.  Lucas, I love you.
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30 comments:

  1. So sweet, you made me cry! And that lego creation is awesome!

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    1. Awe thanks! Yes, this is just one of his many things he has made with Legos, my husband's YouTube channel is full of videos of things Lucas has made

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  2. Happy birthday, Lucas!! :o) He's growing up so handsome, just like his daddy!! (I'm amazed by how similar he looks to Ryder in that first day of school picture! I always thought they looked completely different until I saw that one!)

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    1. Thank you! It's funny I don't see the similarities n that picture as much as I do the big brother picture.

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  3. So sweet. Love this! I pushed for 3 hours after 17 hours of labor. Then, c-section! Can totally relate.

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    1. Sounds like we had very similar experiences, not fun at all. It was much better with my second to just have a scheduled c-section then go through all that labor and then a c-section.

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  4. What a nice post! Happy Birthday Lucas!! (that's one of my favourite names - I've always thought I might one day have a Lucas, except that my brother's name is Luke... maybe still possible!)

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    1. Yea, that would be a bit more tricky to use the name of a similar one if you have a brother with that name :)

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  5. Aaaaahhh! So perfect. Love this post, your thoughts. Love Lucas! What a sweet birthday post. I seriously can't believe he's 9. Wacky! Next year will really blow my socks off!! Hope you guys are doing something fun tonight!

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    1. I know, next he will be double digits and Alex will get baptized!! Eeek!

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  6. Happy Birthday to Lucas and he looks soooo much like Ryder (or Ryder looks like him) in the big brother picture.

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    1. Yes, I totally think so too! I always think he looks more like Alex, and he does, but there is definitely similarity at that age.

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  7. I hope that he had an absolutely wonderful birthday!

    And you look so incredibly young in the picture with him.... WOW! Even now you look young but in that one you barely look 20.

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    1. He is having a great day so far, a busy one though with school and Scouts. I was almost 24 when I had him, but yea everyone always thought I was a teenage mom. :)

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  8. Happy Birthday, Lucas!

    I can't remember how long my labor was. I think our brains are designed that way so we'll do it again!

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    1. Lol! Yes mine has forgot a lot of the details, then when I stop to really think about it I am like, holy cow that was awful

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  9. I teared up at this, especially the picture of him becoming a big brother. Sniff. Beautiful post! Happy Birthday Lucas!

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    1. Awe thanks! Yes that will always be a favorite picture, I actually took that while laying in the hospital bed. It was dark in the room so a lot of the shots did not turn out, but that one did.

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  10. It seems like nine has made him seem sooo big now! Happy birthday to your sweet boy!

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    1. I know 9 does seem so old, though next year when he is double digits I think I may freak!

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  11. Happy Birthday sweet Lucas!!

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  12. Awe, what a sweet boy you have there Emmy!!! As you know I too went into labor on this very day.....27 years ago but mine wasn't as labor intensive as yours. What a joy and a blessing our first born sons brought us!!!
    Happy Birthday Lucas!

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    1. Glad yours wasn't quite so crazy! So fun that our first borns share a birthday, just a few years apart ;)

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  13. Aww, happy birthday to Lucas. I hope he had a great birthday!

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    1. Thank you! He did have a nice birthday, it was much more low key but he still had a great day

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  14. So sweet! Happy birthday to your little guy!

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  15. I am astonished how the last nine years have flown by. It was interesting to me to look at his newborn picture and to be able to see his "today" face in that tiny infant. He still looks the same to me...just older. What a charmer. I know he has my heart.

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  16. This is a beautiful post for your beautiful son! Happy 9th birthday to him!

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  17. Such a sweet post. He's so handsome!!! You're a lucky Momma!

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