Friday, September 19, 2008

"Jadden's Paintballing Birthday Party with his friends"

Well, if you haven't read my last post, I suggest you do.

I was in the middle of getting Jadden's birthday party ready so I didn't have a lot of time.

My son turned 10 today.

It's a little surreal now if I think of the last 10 years. He has been such a blessing to me and Sheldon.

11 years ago at the age of 16, I found out that I was expecting a child. I was all alone, very scared and I lost most of my friend's. Dealing with criticism, rejection and a helpless feeling of how I was going to get through this. The one and only thing that I could be confident about was that I wanted to keep this baby. Now looking back at it, I know it was God.

During this time, Sheldon (for thoughs of you who don't know, my husband) encouraged me and told me that he wanted to help out and stand by me through this. "I know, at such a young age it all sounds a little crazy" But he did stand by me through it all. He helped me through my pregnancy, getting ready for a baby and he gave me a lot of joy through a very hard time in my life. During my pregnancy, our friendship became a very loving relationship that turned out to be true and strong.

Jadden was born on September 19th at 12:51 am. Two day's after his due date (Grandpa's Birthday)Weighing a full 9lbs 12oz. "Crazy kid had to make a grand entrance."

He was perfect to the tee...

A week after Jadden's first Birthday, Sheldon and I were married and our life with Jadden became complete. So far, Jadden is the only child that we have. Our doctors informed us in our first year of marriage that we couldn't have another child. It's been a tough walk for us, but we still believe that God has a plan out there for us. I'm just so thankful that we have been Blessed with our Sweaty, Jadden.

He is our little miracle, who has filled us with joy, peace, entertainment and love.

"I just can't believe that he's getting so old"

I love you Jadden. You warm my heart every day and you are truly a gift from God. You have made me want to be a better person. You have given me a purpose and you have blessed me with our talks. I know that you love Jesus and I'm so thankful that your reaching for great goals.

I love, love, love you boogs...

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JMBMOMMY said...

What a precious story! I just love that what God brought together nothing has been able to destroy--praise HIM!!!!

andrea said...

what an incredible story! i have tears in my eyes! you have been so blessed ...simply amazing!

Louise said...

An AWESOME post!!!

Had a blast last night, hopefully I didn't scare your visitors and Sheldon scary combo!! LOL

candypb said...

lol louise... I little scary but a lot of fun. I had such a great time.

Demara said...

Wow happy 10th bday Jaden! And congratulations on making it this far as a Mother Candy!!! You have come along way, and my first impressions are that you are wonderful!

I was over visiting Louise and thought I'd say hi to you and others. sya

Rose said...

Love you Candy Girl! We had such a great time at the party and as Louise said such a wonderful post. It really is an amazing story and one that only God could knit together! Jadden is such a miracle and blessing, we love him and hope he always feels it, even if we don't see you Guys a lot!
Happy birthday Jade!!!
Love you lots!