Thursday, October 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Samuel!

Seventeen years of wedded bliss had gone by before the labor pains hit me. Twelve of those years were spent on the infertility roller coaster. UP & DOWN. My spiritual life grew UP as my Sweet Lord walked and sometimes even carried me DOWN through some dark valleys. After many of those years I had come to a place of contentment, UP(I was lying to myself)DOWN, and I asked the Lord that if I was not to be a mother would He please remove my desire. UP. So as the contentment seemed to cover me I got scared...oh this means I AM NOT going to ever have a baby. DOWN.
Then in the fullness of time-October 15, 1992-everything melted into that moment. Samuel, asked of the Lord just like Hannah's Samuel of the old testament, my Samuel arrive and here he is 4 days old.

12 yrs.
17 years later...I am still on a roller coaster.
Just a different one!
But what a ride, we have enjoyed every
twist and turn.

Happy Birthday my sweet Samuel!

Love, Mommo
( that's another story for another day)


Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Happy Birthday Samuel!

Rebecca said...

I can soooo relate to your story, Candy. I prayed the exact same prayer. "Please God...if it's not Your will for me to be a Momma, please remove the desire."

The desire never left me. Four years passed before our Brandon Kent was born. A miracle sent to us from the Most High.

Nearly three years later I said to my hubbs "I asked God for ONE BABY! Do I dare ask for another?"

Nine months later my daughter, Adrienne was born. Another baby, heaven sent.

Happy Birthday, Samuel. I love, love, LOVE your name.



♥Mimi♥ said...

What a handsome son and such a proud momma! Boys - hang onto that one - until he gets married and then you will be second in line for his kisses☺

KBeau said...

Handsome young man. Happy Birthday, Samuel.

The Feathered Nest said...

What a blessing Candy!!! He's so very handsome ~ and I SO know what you mean hon....after having so many sons and going through those teenage years, whew!!! It does get better though...and they do realize you're not a complete numbskull!!! hugs and love, Dawn

Dixie said...

Candy, Not only has Samuel blessed the lives of you and Doug, but you in turn have blessed his. What a lucky young man, to be a child so wanted and loved, by two parents that also love one another.

Blessings to you and your family... and happy birthday to your wonderful son!

hugs. Dixie

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

Happy Birthday Samuel AND Candy! What a handsome son you have too! Congratulations!

June said...

I love this post Candy! Sons truely are a gift. Yours is such a handsome young man and I'm sure a great blessing.
So do you let him drive the gator?

xinex said...

What a handsome fella! Happy birthday, Samuel! You have a great mom!

And yes I get around, Candy, lol. As a matter of fact, the MS Belle luncheon was on the same day in another city so we had to rush to get to the cooking class on time....Christine

Sharon said...

Awwww that is so sweet Candy! He is a real cutie so I imagine you shall be on that ol' roller coaster a bit longer. Congrats on your sale. So happy to have helped.Sharon

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hope Samuel's birthday was great! He sure is a cutie pie...


Sheila :-)

Charlene said...

Sweet POST!!! These boys just never fail to melt our hearts do they? He is a cutie! Enjoy every moment.