|Joshua, age seven months|
“Happy birthday, dear Joshua, happy birthday to you. We love you sooo.”
Joshua’s family clapped and said, “Yay, yay.” He smiled and tucked his ear near a shoulder, acting shy.
Jami said, “Blow out your candle, Joshy.” With the help of his brother and sister, he did.
It had been a difficult first year for our boy. He stayed sick with colds and respiratory problems. He had allergic reactions to several foods, so it took a lot of thought as to what to make for his birthday cake.
I settled on banana cake with no frosting. I arranged toys on top for decoration and for him to keep.
My husband removed the number one candle, and I kissed his cheek, and then said, “You’re a big one-year-old.”
I pointed to the toy train. “It’s yours, Joshua—take it.”
In slow motion, Joshua reached for the train and brought it to his chest. “Mine.”
His smile lit all our hearts.
Father, thank You for enriching our lives with Joshua’s presence. In Jesus’s holy name. Amen.
~Your Mother Memories~
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