Yesterday the boys and I were in the drive-thru line at the bank and John said, "Momma, once I was in your belly and now I am out." The funny things kids say! Once I stopped laughing, I realized that I have been thinking about that a lot lately. You see, John's birthday is in two days and he is going to be four! I get very introspective when my children's birthdays roll around. I have moved past the thoughts on their first birthday of "Oh, thank goodness, I kept them alive for a year" ( I actually thought that on both my children's first birthdays!!) to the more important questions of "Did I show them enough how deeply I love them?", "Did I tell them enough how much Jesus loves them?", "Did I spend enough time with them?"
It does seem like just yesterday when John was in my belly and now he is going to be four. He can now brush his own teeth, pour his own cereal, get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, buckle his own seat belt, dress himself. Sometimes I miss him needing me so much and other times I am proud that I had a hand in helping to ready him for this big old world. Happy birthday, Sweet John. You will never know what you have down to this girl's heart. I am so proud of you.