In July of 1986 things were busy. We had just finished building our new home. I was working full-time and teaching so many aerobic classes I can’t remember. We had been living in an apartment with our two boys, ages 8 and 6 so the move to the new house couldn’t have come any sooner.
The perfect house – three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, with a remote master. Each boy had their own big rooms with their own bathroom on the other side of the house from us. Perfect, right? Not quite.
Two weeks after moving in I couldn’t understand why I was so tired and nauseated. It had to be my schedule, had to be the move, had to be something but the obvious. I ignored the symptoms which didn’t help – yep, we were pregnant!
So now I have this new house, a full-time job, plus teaching aerobics, and a new baby on the way. A bonus baby. A surprise, guess what, who knew, a little package from my Heavenly Father who had a plan better than mine. You see my plan was to be a working mom with a crazy schedule, pursuing things that I felt were important. Ignoring my responsibilities of being a mom to my two boys and many times putting aside the very ones I loved the most to pursue my selfish wants. Not a good thing.
My little package from heaven was another boy. Thank goodness because I really don’t know how a little girl would have survived on that side of the house with two older brothers.
This is Colin in his bassinette with our kitty keeping him warm.Today is my little package’s 23rd birthday. Happy Birthday, Colin David!
I must say even though he is the baby, Colin is mature beyond his years. I guess being around older brothers and also hanging out with his parents and our friends influenced him more than I knew. He can hold his own in a conversation with people twice his age.
Colin works at Best Buy as the Geek Squad Manager. Look at that one dimple! He was three weeks early so I’ve always told him I didn’t have time to cook the other one.
He is married to a beautiful Russian girl from California and they are expecting a baby girl this May.
So Happy Birthday, Baby Boy! Happy Birthday, Bonus Baby! Thank you for coming into my life when you did. I love you and your beautiful wife so much. And I especially can’t wait to love that little girl you are bringing to us.