13 years ago today we received a phone call from Winnell Bird who ran Blessed Trinity Adoption Agency in Houston. She was calling to tell me that 3 babies had been born that day and I needed to pick one of them RIGHT NOW. I heard the words, but could not believe what I was hearing. How could I possibly choose one of these newborn angels?
One of the babies was a bi-racial girl in New Hampshire, one was a black baby girl in Louisiana and one was a newborn black boy in Houston. In the 60 seconds I had to choose, I asked Winnell which baby would be the last one chosen. She told me the dark black boy would be, so that was the baby I chose! That itty-bitty baby boy, that we named Thomas has been a treasure for our family. I know with every fiber of my being, that God meant this child to be ours. He is a blessing to us and has helped us see the world thru different eyes. He has taught us so many lessons that I most often feel inadequate.
13 years ago, Thomas entered the world at 15 minutes after midnight. He has packed more adventure, joy and experiences into those 13 years than most people do in a lifetime. I love my angel for his sense of adventure, kind, kind heart, sense of humor and his ability to adapt to the chaos of our life. I can't even imagine what our family would be like without Thomas in it. One thing is for sure. Our family would have saved a TON of money on doctor co-pays and emergency room visits. He keeps life spicy and always interesting.
Happy birthday to my oldest son. I treasure you and thank God for you everyday!