Monday, March 22, 2010

Mom n' Me Monday

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Mom n' Me Monday was created in an attempt to make myself get in the picture with my kiddos. When my kids are grown, I don't want to look through my photos only to find that I am not in any of them! So, I'm on a mission to "capture" these memories.


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This is C-boy.
He is 9 years old.
The day that C-boy was born, was one of the most momentous days in our lives.
After much waiting and heartache, we became parents.
We were even more ecstatic that God had kept him in the “oven” for 38 weeks.
This was something that was never expected.
After going into pre-term labor at 23 weeks, it was our goal and the doctors goal to keep him in for as long as possible.
However, things had progressed- without sharing too much information- and it seemed highly unlikely that he would stay in too much longer.
But God is not about statistics.
God is about miracles.
And so, C-boy stayed inside, baking until he was good and ready.
And so were we!
14 weeks of strict bed rest has a way of messing with your mind!

Words that describe this boy are:
Active, creative, and inventive.
Smart, silly, funny and sweet.
Smiley , cheerful, and stubborn.
He has had his share of obstacles to overcome.
But has always had faith that “Jesus would help him”.
Because of this, our faith has grown, too.
I love this kid.

Because of him, I have read almost every parenting book there is to read!
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Because of him, we have learned patience.
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Because of him, our days are full of action and delight!
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Because of him, we laugh a lot and life is always an adventure.Momncaleb4
Because of him, I can truly say...

I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him.
1 Samuel 1:27



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I can't wait to see your pictures. You can grab the code under the button below and paste it into the body of your post. Then add your link into Mr. McKlinky below.

To use Mr. McKlinky, be sure to link your Mom n' Me Monday post, not your main blog url.

To do this, go to your blog. Click on the title of your Mom n' Me Monday post. The url in your browser window will become a direct link to that post. Copy that url and paste it into the Mr. McKlinky window, along with your name, or your blog's name.

If you don't want to grab the Mom n' Me button, just link back to the Peanut Gallery so other's can join in if that's what their little heart's desire :)!







21 comments:

Heather said...

Beautiful pictures!! They are so precious.
Great composition and editing(I love rounded corners)!
I love the coloring, too.

Angie Field said...

What beautiful images of you and your boy. I love them xx

Crystal said...

This post describes my son Remington to a T. Thanks for sharing.

Melis said...

Aw! You look so happy and so bright! He's a cutie and a half - love these pictures! Your hub isn't too shabby as a photographer! I'm still getting over how hard it is to get into these pictures, but you look totally natural! Yay!

Stacey said...

I love your pics of you and your guy! He's such a cutie and I love his red hair!

Victoria said...

Love this post - and love his red hair! Ok - off to link my Mom n Me for the first time!

Carrie said...

That's the verse we prayed while I was on bedrest with Ethan! ;)

These pictures are great! I know you'll be so glad you got on the other side of the lens one day! ;)

Sonora said...

Wow, 14 weeks of bed rest is a long time. That is amazing you made it so far! I love these pictures. The colors are incredible. I think the last two are my favorite!
I had to laugh at what you said about reading every parenting book there is to read. My oldest did that for me. I swear I read everything I could find trying to figure out what to do with her. She has always been a bit of a challenge, but a wonderful challenge.
Thanks for hosting this again this week!

CalgaryDaddy said...

Wonderful Pictures Julie! I linked up today!

Shane

Laura said...

Your stories always make me smile, so sweet! I love the pictures, your family is adorable!

3LittleMonkeys said...

Great pictures Julie! What a little miracle you have there!

lulalola said...

Great story! And great pictures. He sounds like a lot of fun! The verse you quoted is the reason we named our youngest Sam.

Precious 3 said...

Wow, what a story! Great pictures.

I was going to post today, got my pics taken. But my computer and camera don't agree with each other tonight. Oh well! Maybe next time.

lareinaelena said...

I just love this-- beautiful post.

I am loving your blog. I'll be back often. As often as my sporadic blogging commitment affords me.

Seizing My Day said...

Beautiful post... such sweet love in your faces! =) I love this mom and me linky! I need to remember it next week!

Jenn

Not too shabby said...

I linked to your blog through your comment on my blog! WOW! Am I glad I did. I can't wait for my kids to nap today so that I can read through yours. It's BEAUTIFUL!

Eileen said...

Oh, how sweet. The pictures, the boy, the whole post.... Makes me want to hand Lyle the camera and have him capture some "Mom and Me" photos!

Together We Save said...

Wonderful message!! Thanks for your post... it made me smile.

Stuff could always be worse said...

Beautiful post with great photos
kim

Cindy@FromSeedstoSunflowers said...

Thanks for starting this. It was really an inspiration to find some photos of me with my kids. What a blessing it was to think of the times I was with each of them during those times. I look forward to more and am now following your blog!
Thanks so much. Blessings to you.

Jenny said...

Julie, I love those pictures....you brought tears to cinder and my eyes with what you wrote...so true!!!!!!!! He's too cute

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