Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Got Milk?

Everyone will tell you that Ian looks like Rachel. Today though, he looked like me when faced with the thought of drinking milk (if you've seen me, you know I've never been a fan of milk). After eating his whole lunch, I said "all done". This is the look I got.

I just thought he was thirsty (For some reason he rarely takes a drink until he has finished eating his food). So I put his glass of milk in front of him. I guess I was mistaken.

I proceeded to aske him what was wrong and continued to try and sell him the milk.

Needless to say, I never closed the sale. So, in holding true to customer satisfaction, I decided to give him some juice. As I was pouring the juice I was thinking ahead to what I would do if it was not the milk/juice factor. I walked up to him, took the milk away and replaced it with the sweet concoction of 1/2 water and 1/2 juice. There was a brief moment of contemplation. Then......

I know a growing boy needs his milk and I always told myself that I would never give into a desire of his if I knew it was not the best thing for him. I guess that when I told myself that, I wasn't thinking that giving in would ever produce good results. After seeing the absolute joy of my son, it's evident that the result of this parental decision was nothing but good.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mother's Day

I have been very fortunate when it comes to the wife that God placed in my path, and her momentary brain-fart the moment she said yes. All things that work at fulfilling God's purpose work together, and through Him they are being reclaimed by the creator and by Him are made perfect.

I am very aware of what I have been blessed with. Many of these things I took for granted for a long time before coming to the realization of the gap between what I have, and what I deserve. I have to admit that for way too long I did not give praise for my mother (I blame it on guys just being that way), but now I see that I owe so much to her and how she loved me without end.

It is fair to say that Ian may not see this love in it's depth, until he is able to have a child of his own or until he gets to a certain point in his life, like we all do. But I am here to say to him and show him, that God has blessed him beyond measure in the choosing of this boy's mother.

Rachel loves me more than I can say, and I feel it everyday. But my son has been given a mother that loves him like a mother loves. I saw them bond for 9 months before I even met him. When she sang to him inside her, I heard my mother doing the same to me. When she caressed her round tummy, I felt the faint touch of my mother's hand on my back, and when she could hardly get out of chairs because of the pain, I saw my mom then too. I could have told you I was blessed, but till I saw this relationship form from day one, I never thought that the love of a mother was something I may never be able to get my mind around.

Rachel, today is your day. And just like every other mother who loves so completely, you deserve many more. Our son is so blessed to have that kind of love from you, and while he may show it at times and other times not so much as he grows, there is no doubt that he will be blown away by the love you have for him when he matures to see it. Watching you with him has allowed me to see the things that I know my mom did but was too young or too foolish to see at times.

Thank you for being the mother of my greatest gift. I could have never imagined a better mother for my son, or partner in raising him. Most importantly, thank you for allowing God to work through that love to raise our son His way. For that I am forever thankful!!

Happy Mother's Day

Friday, May 11, 2007


Just thought I'd share a funny picture of Ian. Sorry for the stupid title, butt it's all I could think of (sorry, I had to).