I am officially a mommy of 2, count them, 2 human beings that the Lord has seen fit that I raise. Beings that He has seen me fit for this amazing task, I surly possess what it takes to do it. (see the following Scripts for reference)
Psalm 28: 7
Lincoln Teimoshi Takemoto made me a mommy for the second time on December 24, 2012 at 6:23 in the evening. Yep, Christmas Eve......Jesus really wasn't born in December so technically he only shares Jesus' 'contemporary birthday' dates. Every year we will decorate our house, buy our tree and wrap lots of presents in red and green but I will be more excited about balloons, birthday wrapping paper and birthday cake. To this mommy, Christmas Eve will be a birthday party. I will love Christmas ON Christmas but treasure and celebrate the night before as my 2nd son's BIRTHDAY!
I am writing about Lincoln's birth much faster than I did for Jackson. With my first child I couldn't see straight for the better part of 2 months. With Lincoln's arrival, I was so busy with Jackson that I didn't have time to not see straight. Don't get me wrong, bringing home a newborn is a force to be reckoned with that has gale force winds of change like that of hurricane, but it was not nearly as shocking as the first. I was prepared (I say this loosely because can one really prepare to raise a human) and not nearly as nervous because I knew I couldn't and probably wouldn't break him (case in point - Jackson)
Lincoln came home to the hustle and bustle of Christmas day but to be honest with you, I didn't even realize it was Christmas most of that day. To me, it was the day I got in a good shower, slept in my own bed and clipped off the hospital bands. It was the day a sign decorated my garage welcoming Lincoln home. It was the day I had to FaceTime my sick son at Grandma's house because he couldn't come home yet to meet brother. It was the day I loved my husband a little bit more as I watched him hold his second son. And it was the day I realized there was new sheriff in town and between his brother and him my heart felt like exploding.
The joy, insanity and feeling of having a baby is kind of addictive. If you are a mom, you know what I am talking about....if I could go back and re-live them handing my sons to me for the first time over and over and over again I would. There is something to be said for the second child....I truly took this pregnancy, labor, delivery and homecoming to heart in a whole different way.
Welcome to the world Lincoln!! I gave you back to the Lord the very first second I held you and asked Him to help me be the mommy you need me to be. Son, we can do nothing apart from Christ and I hope that is something you see me live day in and day out. He has shown His favor with me by allowing me to parent you.