11 years ago today…


I became a mother.

I began to understand love I have never known before.

I became more sensitive.

I learned more about compassion.

I watched in adoration how my beloved changed instantly into a daddy.

I became less selfish.

I finally knew what my mom said when this love was unexplainable.

I birthed you from these birthin' hips and pushed you out for 1 HOUR!!!

I saw tears well up in your papaw's crystal blue eyes as he turned into a ball of mush the second he held you.

I didn't realize how a child could look EXACTLY like his daddy!

I immediately loved your daddy more than I ever thought possible.

I became your mother.


Happy Birthday to my precious baby boy T, who is today turning 11 years old. You really drive me nuts on a constant basis. I'm hopeful these gray hair I have will eventually show wisdom in you (and me too…or I can hope).

T is 11

Thanks to my friend, Jessica who captured a picture above during the World Vision Dominican Republic trip that T and I got to experience together.

by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on July 31, 2010


  • sherri - July 31, 2010 @ 11:22 am

    What a beautiful testimony!

  • Justin - July 31, 2010 @ 11:58 am

    Happy birthday to him! And yes, kids do give you a totally new look at life.

  • Karen R - July 31, 2010 @ 3:29 pm

    Such a touching post. Happy birthday T!

  • Lisa Hone - July 31, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

    Awesome post and recognition of how amazing children can be in our lives.

  • Jenna - July 31, 2010 @ 5:04 pm

    Happy Bday T! This is such a touching post…I’m sure I would have cried even if I wasn’t prego! :)

  • Dee - July 31, 2010 @ 8:55 pm

    That was beautiful. What a great mom you are. Happy birthday, T…from one Leo to another!
    You share your birthday with:

  • Angie - August 03, 2010 @ 1:36 pm

    Wow! I just saw this! I wish I had seen it that day because our sons share the same birthday! Mine turned 14 on Saturday! Super cooL!

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