Monday, November 17, 2008

18....

...the number of steps I last counted Alex taking. I figure when you stop counting it means that they are officially a WALKER!!! He started taking a step a couple of weeks ago (I know, I didn't blog about that.. What kind of mother am I?) and then we were up to 4 more recently. Last night he started walking around his playroom in the basement like he owned the place. I was screaming numbers of steps upstairs to Jared and he was disappointed that he was missing it (given his injury and all). Well, Alex decided to come upstairs and show off for Daddy after that and we are pleased to say he's rockin' it! I am so excited about this. Eli will not be far behind I am sure of this. He was walking around the basement tonight pushing an exercise ball (hey, at least someone is using it) with great ease. I don't know if they will ever hit a milestone without me thinking of the rundown of possibilities (I should say limitations) I was given when I was told they were going to be born at the 26 week mark (it ended up being 27). It was grim and I still had a peace in my heart that God had other plans for these boys. My sister, Missy and her husband Chad, had the boys in the nursery yesterday at church and she said they had an absolute ball with them. She told me how they had everyone cracking up and they are such happy babies. Everyone tells us this. Complete strangers at the grocery store, their friend, April, at Starbucks (it alarms Jared that we know her by name), their grandparents (obviously), along with friends and family. Missy commented that she knows God saved them with a special plan in mind and she can't wait to see what it is. The do seem to have this unique gift of bringing happiness to those around them. I am looking forward to seeing God's plan for them and I do think that it will be amazing but this also reminds me that He has a special plan for each of us and he saved every one of us for a very specific reason. Thank you Lord, I am again humbled by your grace and mercy in my life.

4 comments:

tbonegrl said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rachael said...

yay alex, way to go buddy! and it really sounds like eli isn't far behind at all!

(my trio adore the exercise ball too...they have so much FUN with that thing!)

Stephanie said...

Don't you wish we could get a sneak peak into the wonderful plans that God has for our kids!
It is exciting to see the talents and special abilities that God gives to each one. Keep up the good work, mommy!

Liz said...

YAY Alex! That's so great to hear.