Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Wil!



























It is hard to believe my baby boy, Wil is 18 years old. It all began a little stormy for he and I. He was due the end of March, but my body did not want to cooperate. I endured soaring blood pressures and other issues ultimately leading to hospitalization, seizures, other complications, and the early arrival of my  precious baby. He weighed in at a whopping 5 pounds with a head full of black hair. He looked like a giant beside the other preemies, but looks were deceiving. He lost down to 4 pounds taking him a little while to begin developing normally. At his "one" year check up he weighed 16 pounds. As you see in the picture above, he caught up. He has become an exceptional young man. He is full of compassion and always "tries" to do the right thing. He loves the Lord and is a great friend to "everyone." What more could this mommie ask for? Not a thing!

Blessed to be a mom,

Andrea

28 comments:

Jessica M said...

Happy Birthday to your son! It's amazing how time goes by so fast. I'm so glad that everything worked out and he grew to be a healthy and strong young man :)

Psalm 127: 3Behold children are a heritage from the LORD,the fruit of the womb a reward.

How blessed us mothers are to have such amazing miracles :)

~blessings

Diana said...

Happy Birthday to your Wil Andrea! Isn't it amazing how fast time goes by?! Love Di ♥

Southern Lady said...

Happy Birthday to Wil! He is a nice looking young man. I have a daughter that turns 18 soon. Don't they grow up fast? Carla

Divine Mrs D said...

Happy Birthday, Wil!!!

christy rose said...

Happy Birthday Wil!!

MAXMOM IN SA said...

Happy Birthday to Wil!!!
With a mom like his, he couldn't go wrong. I have always held this picture of God with all the babies saying, "That one goes to YOU! That one goes to YOU!" I believe that our children are chosen for us. What a wonderful story
Sending lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

RCUBEs said...

2 years from now, I will have the same sentiment as yours sister! Happy Birthday to your son! Praying for the Lord to bless him with His richest spiritual blessings. God bless you and praying you're all feeling much, much better now. Love you in Christ.

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BLUEBUTTERFLY said...

God's grace is truly amazing, Andrea. Continued blessings.

Jackie said...

Happy birthday Wil!

Praying that you're feeling better, Andrea!

HE IS FAITHFUL!!

Love and Hugs!
Jackie

Nezzy said...

Ahhhhh, for a mama's heart it just doesn't get any better than this.

Here's sendin' your very handsome Wil a great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY DUDE!!!!

God bless and have a great day of celebration with cake...heaps of cake...piled high with icin'!!!!

Wanda..... said...

Wil is a handsome young man, Andrea!

Today is my grandson Nick's 17th birthday.

Happy 18th Birthday Wil!

He & Me + 3 said...

I hope that Wil had a great Birthday. Happy Birthday to your 18 year old. Handsome.

Rita said...

You are blessed to have a wonderful son who loves the Lord. Please extend my happy birthday wishes to him. It may have started out stormy, but look what a blessing it is now! Whoopee! Happy Birthday!

Alleluiabelle said...

Happy Birthday Wil.

What a proud mama you are and what a fine young man he is.

Love you my friend,
Alleluiabelle

koralee said...

Such a sweet post...happy birthday! xoxoxo

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

That was a touching post. He's a handsome guy. Hope he has a wonderful birthday.

They call me "Deb" said...

Happy Birthday to your miracle son Wil! May the Lord continue to fulfill His plan and purpose for Wil and may Wil always walk with God.
Hugs,
Deb

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Dee said...

Happy Birthday to your Wil. He is a fine looking young man and to be a christian is an added blessing. You have every right to be a proud mom. :)

Nancy said...

Hope Wil has a great birthday. I love how you describe all of your wonderful memories. You are a true, tenderhearted mom.

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday to your Wil. You are very blessed.

Erin said...

18 years passes in the blink of an eye, doesn't it? Happy Belated Birthday to your boy. Hope it was wonderful!

Joanne@ Blessed... said...

Happy Birthday Wil!

What a precious message to your almost-grown baby boy.

Thank you for your prayers. Your message over at my blog today put a smile on my heart.

Blessings writer-friend.

Together We Save said...

Happy Birthday to your baby boy!!

Tammi said...

Happy Birthday to your son, Wil! Oh how they grow up so fast, don't they??

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, Andrea! I've missed checking in on you and my other blogging sisters. I went back to school and the "adjustment to college at 40" has been "quite the adjustment indeed." It's "sort of" funny when some of my classmates (i.e., KIDS call me "Miss Tammi." LOL ) :)

Sending big hugs!
Have a great weekend!
Tammi

Sonja said...

Happy Birthday Wil! I know you are as blessed to have such a precious mother as she is to have you for a son. Blessings to both of you!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Happy Belated birthday to your dear son Will! I hope his day was wonderful.
Blessings,
Marcia