Who would have known that this day would come? Who would have known that I would have a 10 year old son? Who would have known that the baby boy I gave birth to 10 years ago would be celebrating his 10th birthday? The baby that doctors said wouldn’t make it through the night? Who would have known? If you had asked me this question back on February 4,2006 I would not have known that we would have made it this far. My heart is overwhelmed with pure joy, for the blessing of this child into my life. This child who has taught me more than I could ever teach him. This child that has shown me how to fight, how to never give up. This child that has shown me the true meaning of life, love, and happiness. This child that has shown me that their are no limits on what you can do. This child that has been through more in his ten years of life, than I have in my 31 years. This child that has been my biggest superhero.
Often times I have hung my head, I have wept at the many things that I was/have been told by healthcare professionals. That my child would not be able to walk, talk, and other things. No he can’t walk, but that hasn’t stopped him/us, yes he can talk. He talks more and more each and everyday. He has friends that care about him, he understands his surroundings, he expresses his wants, and needs. And guess what, he also knows how to be a typical kid(stubborn,moody,attitudes), and this lets me know he is like his peers in more ways than I knew. It has been a tough road for him to be the child that he is today. I say Job well done Braden. Great job Braden.
Braden I love you with all of my heart. You have made the proudest mother ever. When I look back on how far you have come I can only get filled with tears of joy, and happiness. I have not once given up on me, and I refuse to give up on you. We have so much work to do, and the best is yet to come. Thank you Braden for opening my eyes to see an entire new world. A world that I was unaware of, a world that looks beyond materialistic things, a world that you see the beauty within, not on the outside. Thank you Braden for helping me to understand patience. Mommy loves you so much!
Above all thank you Lord for entrusting me with one of your precious Angels. I am so blessed with the many things that you have allowed me to witness through this angel. I know that the Lord Giveth, and the Lord taketh away. Allowing me to be this child’s mother has been the biggest blessing any person could ask for. Through him I have seen your powers, I have seen your work, I have seen the impossible become the possible. Thank you Lord. May we be blessed with many more years.