Friday, October 2, 2009

Celebrating Our First Born..............

The above picture was taken about 6 weeks before Brandon was born. I never felt more lovely than when I was pregnant. Of course, not too long after Brandon was born, I looked at some of the pictures taken just before his birth and I could not believe how "puffy" I looked. But, since that "puffiness" happens slowly, I really didn't pay too much attention to it at the time.

We were so excited about the birth of our first child. I had dreamed of this time for many, many years and could not wait to be a Mother. My Mom had always made Motherhood seem like such an esteemed position and I could hardly wait to "join the ranks." On October 3, 1976 the Lord blessed us with, what we thought, was the most special little boy in all the world. In 1976 there was no way to know the exact sex of the baby, but the Doctor (based on the heartbeat) made the prediction that we would be having a boy. That thrilled us both too death! I was the oldest child in my family and had always longer for an older brother. Thus, I thought that having a boy first would just be perfect.

I remember so well the moment they placed Brandon in my arms and the overwhelming feeling of responsibility that came over me. I looked at this precious life that had been entrusted to us by God and wondered if I were really ready for the task. But, ready or not, the journey of Parenthood was about to begin.

These past 33 years of Brandon's life have been filled with so much happiness and what a pleasure to watch him grow into the man that he is today. What do I love about Brandon?
I guess I could sum it up and say "everything." But, there are just certain things that come to my mind when I think of Brandon.

His tender heart.......

His love of people........

His extreme honesty..........

His "big" laugh..........

And, it thrills my heart that he will still, without hesitation, give me a hug and tell me he loves me. Oh! my! touches my heartstrings.

Yes, he's all grown up now, but I'll always be his Mom and he will always be my #1 favorite son who continues to bring a lot of joy into my life. I thank God for the priviledge of being his Mom and my prayer is that, at the end of my journey in this life, he will remember me as his #1, favorite MOM and have no doubt how much I loved and prayed for him.

Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. What a beautiful post! I love the pictures - you have ALWAYS been beautiful!

  2. LOVE the pictures! What a very sweet post! Have a great weekend celebrating that "little" boy of yours...Around here, we DEFINITELY know how special those boys can be!


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