Friday, January 18, 2013

Happy Birthday Smith William!

Three years ago today, my world changed forever.  I went into the hospital for my scheduled c-section not knowing if the sweet baby inside was a boy or a girl.  At the time, I had a 16 month old girl, so I thought I wanted another girl.  A boy would have been fine but I knew girls...a girl would be the better choice, right?  Wrong.  Oh, I was so wrong.

This little man changed my life within seconds of seeing his sweet face.  I needed a boy.  I was meant to be a mom to a boy.  I adore my boy.  I am blessed beyond words to be the mom to this boy.  

My road to mommyhood was hard and long.  I always prayed for God to just please give me one baby.  Just one.  And then I got two.  Kensington was my blessing but Smith was God's ultimate icing on the cake.  I love the scripture Ephesians 3:20, "God can do anything you know-far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams."

I asked for Kensington.  I prayed and prayed and begged God for Kensington.  And he answered that prayer (not in my time but in His).  However, I didn't ask for Smith.  God just blessed me with him.  He knew what I needed when I didn't even know to ask for it.


January 18, 2013, my boy is three today.  I love his big blue eyes, his dimples, the fact that he sleeps a lot :) and most of all, his sweet spirit.  Happy Birthday Smith William.  I'm so grateful God knew I needed you.

27 comments:

CaitCoak said...

Such an incredibly sweet and amazing post! I love your blog just because of how open and sweet you truly are!

Happy Birthday, Smith!

Aubrey said...

Boy or girl, planned or surprise, premature or overdue, all babies are blessings! How fortunate are we to be blessed twice over?!

Happy birthday, Smith! You're such a big boy now!

Slightly Askew Designs said...

Totally teared up reading this post. Love that Smith is the "icing on your cake" (and we know how much you love you some icing!!!). Happy Birthday, Smith!!!

Maddie~The Whimsy One said...

As I've shared with you before...I always get tears when I read your birth blessings:) I just can't believe it's been 3 years since I anxiously awaited logging on to find out if you were having a boy or girl. Happy Birthday, Smith.

Shelby said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet boy!! Loved this post <3

Amber Massey said...

This is such a previously sweet post. A great way to start my morning:) happy Birthday, Smith!

Anonymous said...

I will never forget going to the operating room and the nurse telling me that it was going to be a girl, based on the heart rate and other factors. She made the comment that she is never wrong. I was heartbroken inside. No one at the time knew, but I wanted a boy so bad. When I saw the doctor pull my little boy out, I don't who cried harder, me or Smith. Yes, I am a weeper when it comes to things like this. I am so thankful for my sweet boy.

Dad

Aubs said...

What a sweet post! I love your heart for your babies ~ they are blessed to have you as their mommy!! Happiest Birthday Smith ~ have fun celebrating!! =)

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to your sweet, little boy! You seem like such a GREAT mom! I just love reading your blog. I have one child and have been trying to have another one for a long time. It is so encouraging to read your story and know that anything is possible.

Kara said...

I remember the day Smith was born so well. I wore pink to the hospital just knowing you were having another girl. Smith William, you are such a blessing to your mommy. The Smith family loves you so much! Happy Birthday.

mel @ the larson lingo said...

Happy Birthday Smith!!!!! He is precious. So thankful for God's blessings. What you wrote about Smith is how I feel about my Luke!
And, Smith looks like Sean, do you think so?
Also..we both have January & September babies! Kate is January 23 and Claire is September 9 :)

Candice Ibarra said...

Such a beautiful post Shay! Happy Birthday to your sweet boy!

The Stewards said...

GEESH GIRL! You made this Mama shed a tear. What's even more amazing is that those sweet spirits are molded by you and Andrew. What an amazing testimony, children are the reflection of their parents, so keep up the great work!
P.S. Thanks to Mix & Match Mama I had an entire week of delcious new dinners! My husband is thankful lol!

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday to Smith! My daughter, Elleanor, turns 8 today, too! January 18th is a great day! Love reading your blog post every morning!

I have a silly question, but since I LOVE the names of your kids, here we go... you didn't know that Smith was going to be a boy, so what girl name did you have picked out?

Anonymous said...

Did Andrew write that comment - melting my heart!!! Does having a 3 year old make you reconsider "never being pregnant again- ever"?!
I was also wondering the demographic of most of your followers - I am a SAHM with 3 little ones and I love your blog! Just wondering if I was the "norm" or if you got all age groups and males and females?

Mix and Match Mama said...

Here are some answers to your questions:
1. Yes, Andrew left that sweet comment. I'm pretty sure it is the first one he's ever left!

2. I am not reconsidering being pregnant! This mama did not do well with pregnancy!

3. If Smith had been a girl, she would have had a British name too, Ashby London.

4. I think most of my followers are women between the ages of 22 and 52.

Thank you for all the love today! This is such a special day for us!

Tori said...

I'm new here and I have so enjoyed your blog! This post is fantastic an so very hearfelt. I have a 7 year old daughter and a 3 - almost 4 - year old son. I love my baby girl more than anything - but like you said, those boys... I'm the baby of 3 girls, so the boy thing frightened me terribly! LOL! Happy Birthday to your sweet boy!

Andrea said...

How in the world do you look so good after a C-Section? I looked like a whale for two weeks with all the fluids they pumped into me!

Yen said...

what a lovely post. happy birthday to your sweet boy and wishing you all the happiest day together!

Marianne Christine Williamson said...

Needed to hear that verse today, thank you!!

Your blog is amazing & totally one of my favorite things to side track me from work ;)

Happy Birthday to your sweet boy!!

Kristy said...

Happy Birthday Smith! He is so stinking cute! I have loved reading your blog over the past few months. I first came across it when Sean was on Bachelorette. Your writing totally drew me in and I've been hooked ever since! Your family is adorable. Fun Fact: You are the only other person I have ever known of to have a Kensington. My five year old is also Kensington....they are a rare breed! :) And now today I see that your little Smith and my youngest daughter Presley share the exact same birthday...she turned three today too! Craze! Reading your journey to motherhood brought tears to my eyes. God is so faithful, but He also is so incredibly good! You are blessed!

Kristin said...

Happy Birthday to your little guy-he is beautiful!

Narci D said...

Beautiful post, and the comment from Andrew was so sweet, too! Happy Birthday to sweet Smith!!

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Awww! Happy Birthday Sweet Smith! and such a sweet post from his mama! Okay...confession...when I read Andrew's post I was thinking it was from YOUR Dad. I thought "Hmmmm...I don't remember that he was in the operating room." Glad to see it was Andrew! ;)

Karen At Home said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet boy! Your heartfelt post captures exactly how I feel about my little boy. I had a baby girl first who was my world. I prayed for her for three years, she was my everything. God then blessed us 27 months later with the birth of our son. My heart doubled inside at the very moment he was born. What a blessing being the Mommy of both a boy and a girl!

Maureen W. (Maryland) said...

A little late, but Happy Birthday, Smith! What a beautiful tribute to your precious gift - it brought tears to my eyes. Having been blessed with a boy and girl myself as well, I also know I was meant to have a son. Can't wait to see this year's family theme party and sign!!! XOXO

Paula said...

We share a birthday! Happy Birthday handsome!

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