Friday, November 12, 2010

A Whole Different Stage


Today I have entered a different stage of life. I am, of course, going kicking and screaming, but still I am going. My baby boy turned 18 today. I am now a mom of grown children. Ugh! Lest I make this day all about me;-), let me go on to celebrate my baby boy!

Davin Bruce Hester entered my world 18 years ago today. I expected him to come yesterday. Generally, my labors and deliveries were so fast. Davin's seemed to take much longer. He was much harder to push out for some reason. He was my smallest baby at 7 pounds and 1 ounce. He was the shortest baby at 19 inches. We had two matching sets now. Two girls and two boys. The girls were 21 months apart and the boys were 21 months apart. Things were perfect....too perfect...something in me knew that things were just not right.

Today I won't go into more about Davin's diagnosis or the grieving that followed it when I realized MY perfect was not to be. God knew so much better. HIS perfect is divine. God has allowed ME the privilege and honor of raising this PERFECT (well, not always;-) boy for the last 18 years. God has taught me so much through Davin. Lessons I would have missed if not for THIS perfect.

All of my children inspire me. I love so many things about each one of them. I guess the thing that makes Davin a different kind of inspiration to all of us is that he does it without words, without the normal movement that others have. He has come up with creative ways to show us who he is and what he is all about and know this without a doubt....I love that boy. We all love that boy. My family loves him with a fierceness that sometimes just brings me to tears.

Happy 18th Birthday to my littlest boy!!!! I am so proud to call you my son!!

6 comments:

Martha said...

Happy Birthday to Davin. I will never think of you without a smile on your face. Whether I remember you at three years old, or ten, or seventeen, I always see you with a smile.

Melanie L said...

Davin is an awesome person. I look forward to running around with him & talking with him in heaven!

joeks said...

Happy birthday to Davin!

joeks said...

Happy birthday to Davin!

Heather, I wondered what that screaming I heard earlier was! ; )

Heather said...

Joeks, now you know what it was:-) It was me!!

Betsy said...

Awww happy birthday, Davin. I know JUST what you are talking about here...exactly. :) big hugs...