Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wordful Wednesday

Fifteen years ago I was in a local hospital watching the LAPD chase O.J. Simpson around the LA freeways. All in slow motion. There were only 5 TV stations plus the hospital station and those 5 stations were showing the OJ chase. The hospital station was showing "How to breastfeed your baby." I was in the hospital because I had just had a baby. And I already knew how to breastfeed and I was SICK of OJ! But I had a treasure that helped take my mind off the boring TV.

When I got pregnant in the fall of 1993 I was not a happy camper. Things were "complicated". Having a baby was the last thing I needed or really wanted. This came from me, a person who had tried everything to even have one child. This baby came along with no drugs, no surgery no temperature taking...nothing. This baby came because he wanted to and he was supposed to be here. He was another miracle to add to the other two miracles in my life.



I was old and tired and sick. I did not want to be pregnant.

My boy decided he wanted to be born a little early and tried to force his way out about 3AM the morning of June 17th. My water broke and I started into labor dreading what was to come.



Around 7AM Alexander James entered my world. I was pretty doped up from the C Section so I didn't get a good look at him plus later in the recovery room someone handed him to me and I almost dropped him since my arms too were numb.

BUT.....

Later one of the nurses brought him to my room. She picked him up, turned him to face me and my heart melted. I remember saying to him, "Oh, it's you!" And it was him. I knew he was supposed to be with me. This baby who came at one of the worst times of my life was a blessing that day and continues to be a blessing today.



Happy 15th Birthday to my chubby, curly headed baby and the best boy (teenager) in the world....please stop growing up!


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11 comments:

Octamom said...

Love this--it is amazing when we are sent little gifts in the midst of challenging times. He's just a doll! Happy bday, Big Guy!

Blessings!

pan x 8 said...

I love Alex and I was just talking about him last night (saw this cute boy at Classic, who I thought was him, but wasn't..) Charlie loved having him in his class a few years back.. I just can't believe he is 15!!

I love that OJ is associated with his birth! ;p Love those blessings!

Tracy P. said...

OK Marrdy, now I'm totally choked up! What a gift!

Faith said...

What a sweet story .. Happy Birthday to your son!

Monika said...

15??? It can't be! I loved your post, the tears came. What a special tribute! Happy Birthday Alex!!!

Sweet Annabelle said...

Hey! Happy Birthday! It's my youngest's birthday today, too! I'm going to post his baby picture later today!

Lula! said...

Has it REALLY been 15 years since that whole OJ stuff?

Man...

But happy birthday to him. He's cuter than Zac Efron. (I'm gonna say that about all your kids--cause it's true.)

Adiel said...

Aw... you're such a good writer Marrdy! You're also a good mom!

Tell Alex hello!

Grand Pooba said...

happy bday to your little/big guy! Yeah, I too can't believe it's been 15 years since the whole OJ thing!

Aleta said...

Aww, this was sweet. I like how you honestly say how you felt. When we least expect or want something, it becomes a real blessing. Enjoyed reading this!

Auntie MC said...

Alex has been a wonderful gift to our whole family. He was a such a cute little boy and is now a handsome 15 year old working on getting his drivers license this year. Stay off the sidewalk Alex. LOVE YOU MAN!!