Today is my Josh's 17th Birthday. My baby is growing up! I'm sure most of you mothers can relate, but I still feel like he's my baby. He always will be. When I look at him, I still see his cute eyes as he was a baby looking at me. I see his chubby hands gripping my finger, and I can picture him swaddled up taking a nap in my arms. Time flies is an understatement.
Josh's birth was...how do I say...painful! He was born at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi. I remember the excruciating pain one second, and the very next having extreme joy. It's just not describable. I'm so thankful for my son!
Josh is growing up into a fine young man. He loves the Lord and loves me and Patrick. He has been an amazing help to us these past few months of craziness. He's a blessing. He preaches once a week for our family and his sermons are excellent. He knows that God has called him to preach, but he's praying about exactly what the Lord would have him to do. He's also praying about the big decisions he'll be making this upcoming year since he will be a 2014 graduate. He says that Golden State in California and Hyles Anderson in Indiana are at the top of his list.
I sure do love you my Josh! You make this Momma proud. You'll always be my baby, but I'm so proud of the man you're becoming.