surprise, it’s Jordan!

My darling new born 5 years ago.

Jordan turns 5 years old, worth celebrating!

Today is my baby’s birthday!!!

When one of my kid’s turn a year older I always look back to that day and then tell them the story of this day. My mom did that to us girl’s (still does). I don’t know if they like it or not but it still brings you back to THAT DAY!

For Jordan what stands out is that he came as a complete surprise. Didn’t even have it on the radar screen. I had it so out of my mind that when a girl friend called me thinking she might be pregnant I told her I would do the same (not because I thought I was) just to make her feel like she had someone in her boat. Her report? Not-a! Me on the other hand….took the test and after reading several of these things and understanding them well all of the sudden knew this one was WRONG. I even called the company to make sure I did it right. I called my midwife and she waited for me to come screeching in when they were already closed to have her REALLY confirm. I called girl friend and we both laughed in SHOCK! Also had to call Sister who I was to run a relay race with on a team the following weekend,so that she could replace me!

When I told Jim, we had just had a entry made up to our home, of the (three) boys on horses, Jim had JUST gotten it up the weekend before. When he and I were looking at it I told him that we were going to have to ‘add’ another horse and kid to it. Jim, with his few words, said, “nope it looks good to me!” We still haven’t changed it up, but we DO have another boy!

The last thing, Jordan came on a day that I was headed to a concert with a girl friend to go see Bon Jovi. Yes! Bon Jovi. I was already to be decked out in my 80’s attire. My friend asked if I felt comfortable going in my state. No question, HECK yah!!! I called her the morning of the concert and told her I would have to be a no show for I was in the hospital and just had Jordan! A little bitter sweet, ha, ha! I do think I got the better end of the deal though. (giggle)

So, all the way around, I would say this kid has been a surprise from the very beginning. Not to our Lord who put him with us, but to us, he never stops surprising us! And what a delight this kid is. He is exuberant, full of life all of the time! Even as an infant the Lord gave me a word for him about his character and it was ‘Zealous nature’ and that is the truth!

Thinking he is 5 years old today….gives me goose bumps! You always are grateful that your babes are growing up healthy and strong but he is my BABY and five doesn’t sound quite so baby like anymore….wahhhhhhhhh!

Happy birthday to my baby boy!

This is my day of continuing my list of gratefulness:

52. surprises
53. Jordan’s ‘zealous nature’
54.Jordan’s skinny tall body
55.Jordan’s blond hair
56.Jordan’s sweet spirit
57.little hands
58.a baby who still likes to crawl into Momma’s lap with his blanket
59.eager to learn
60.Jordan always starting his prayers with “Jesus, please Jesus…..
61.the way Jordan crawls into bed with me before his own, prays, and throw his leg over me and rubs my back
62.Jordan and his ‘no fear’ factor!

February 28, 2011 - 8:16 pm

Meme - Love this blog, brought me back to that time, I was so sure Jordan was going to be a red-haired little girl-baby named “Ruby Ann”, I had even dreamed about her, so I had gone all out shopping, lots of little girl outfits with matching hats, (because you love to put hats on your babies), so SURPRISE, Meme had to quickly exchange and/or pass the girly stuff on to cousin Lily Ann the next year! God does give the BEST gifts & surprises & Jordan is the BEST!!!

February 28, 2011 - 8:28 pm

Tawnya - *sniff-sniff* wiping tears. He is an awesome kid. I love the way you shared your surprise. Keeps my situation in perspective (ha ha). Give him a big hug from Aunti T.

February 28, 2011 - 10:02 pm

Jenay - Oh Jor!!! Zealous is the perfect word for him that is for sure. This is my true nephew, he reminds me soooo much of my kids….a bit on the wild side!!! So glad God gives us good surprises that we can rejoice over year after year!!!!

February 28, 2011 - 10:58 pm

Far Above Rubies - Happy Birthday, Jordan. I love surprises.

You’re such a wonderful mother.

How’s he doing? How’s his tooth?

All my love, mama. You’re lovely.

March 1, 2011 - 4:13 am

Leanne - Happy Birthday to the littlest Lasher! Such a precious gift you are…a little person the Lord wanted here so much! He took your momma on a bit of a winding path to get to you, and you are a blessing to her in so many ways!

“Jesus, PlEASE Jesus, bless Jordan this year and help him shine his light for you!”

March 1, 2011 - 3:35 pm

Nabila Grace - AWwww Happy *belated* birthday to Jordan! :o) He is very blessed to have you as his mama! ;o)

March 1, 2011 - 8:21 pm

BFM - Happy birthday Jordan. His baby picture is ADORABLE!!!

March 2, 2011 - 8:22 pm

Aunti Dolly - Happy Birthday little guy! I’m so happy you were born on this ‘aunti’s’ birthday. Someday we will celebrate! I think you were what your family needed from the stories I hear! And love to your mommy too, who is the best, I’m sure! (she was a little wild when she was little too….) tee hee

March 4, 2011 - 6:48 pm

Cheryl @ On the Old Path - His baby picture is absolutely adorable, happy birthday Jordan! I bet your wondering where those 5 years have gone. I love to share our kids birth stories with them too.

March 5, 2011 - 2:07 pm

Rachel - Happy Birthday to your Jordan!!!! And I love your list of gratitude. It’s awesome.

Blessings to you!!
Rachel

(and thank you for praying for my Samuel. I am really late in sending out my thanks, but I wanted you to know how grateful I am for your prayers.)

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