Monday, April 21, 2008


I became a mom.
And what a beautiful day it was. God blessed Jon and I with a precious gift, our Daniel Travis. He is such a treasure, and even now as he turns eleven, he is still my little buddy. He's a night owl just like me, and we have had many wonderful conversations late into the night. He's a thinker, and he shares his thoughts freely. I enjoy hearing everything that's on his mind. He's honest, he always tells us when he's done something wrong. He loves to read. He loves to think up new inventions. He has some great ideas of what he would do if he was president. He wants to be a doctor when he grows up, and has promised to buy Jon and I a vacation home when he does. He has a strong sense of justice, and doesn't stay silent when he sees something wrong. And even though he hates to practice, he is a gifted pianist. He's my little boy (even though he's almost as tall as me), and I love him so very much.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANIEL!!!Jon holding Daniel for the first time

This picture makes me laugh. It reminds me of one of my favorite memories: Jon and I giving Daniel his first bath. It took us about 20 minutes to get everything set up and the water temperature just right. Then we got out our trusted Baby Book and read step by step directions on how to give a baby a bath. Poor guy, he was our test run. But he seems to be turning out OK.
And one more thing....It was 10 years ago today, on Daniel's 1st Birthday, Jon and I looked dumbfounded at the positive pregnancy test on our coffee table! Yep, a sweet little girl was on the way, which didn't quite fit into our "4 year gap between kids plan". God had a different plan, and we're so glad He did!