Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It was five years ago today...

It was 5 years ago today, in the midnight hour of 12:12 am, that he slipped into the world in the comfort of our home.
A little over 25 months after older brother.
I'll never forget his birth and how secure and warm I felt laboring in the soft glow of the candlelight and the warmth of the water.
Just my beloved with me... and the two midwives.
He came quietly, the pain not nearly as intense as I had remembered.
Him not screaming, but with wide open eyes of wonder at the new world around him.

They placed him on my chest, all slippery and wet.
Wrapped a warm towel, straight out of the dryer, around us... and I gazed in awe at this little miracle within my arms.
"It's a boy", they said, and I smiled up at my love through glittering tears of happiness.
Not much later I was tucked in bed, snug, with my little one nursing contentedly.
Absolute bliss, being with him this way, my second born son, Marcus Nathan.

As he grew, he loved to cuddle, he was such a calm baby, sucking his thumb.
He had a blanket, too, that he would hold to his nose.

These things passed well before the age of 4.
Now he's growing up, doing big boy things, playing with big boy toys, swords, bikes, legos, climbing trees.

Doesn't have much time for cuddles anymore but every once in a while?... he does.
He comes to me on his own and I love it.
He'll always have a special place in my heart for all the precious memories he has, and is, giving me.

Happy birthday, sweet boy.

"May the Lord bless you and keep you,
may He make His face to shine upon you
and give you peace."


  1. Katrina...I pray right now for your Marcus. "Lord Jesus, I pray right now for Marcus and that you will let him come to know you as your personal Savior. I ask for his family and loved ones to have wisdom and guidance into raising him into a strong and Godly man. I pray that as he grows he will continue to learn more and grow in his love for you, Father God. You are an awesome God and I give thanks to what you are going to do in Marcus' life. Amen" Have a great day and enjoy being a mother!

  2. This is a beautiful post... it brought tears to my eyes! Happy Birthday Marcus!

  3. Katrina,

    I love this post and his very special story!! Have a wonderful day with your little Marcus. Happy Birthday!!!

  4. What a beautiful birth story. Happy birthday.

  5. Thank you for sharing this beautiful story. Happy birthday to your little guy.

  6. What a beautiful post Katrina!

  7. Happy Birthday to your little man. Such a beautiful post, Katrina. It's amazing how fast the days really go... makes you want to treasure each moment just a little more, doesn't it?!?

    Hope his birthday is very special!

  8. That brought tears to my eyes! Thank you for sharing such special memories. My baby boy was much the same. In fact one of his names is almost the same as your Marcus Nathan -- just longer :o).

    Happy Birthday Marcus! Praying you have a wonderful day!

  9. Happy Birthday Marcus!!! hope you have a good day...


  10. I love the comment you left on my page!! It made me giggle. As long as no one says, "off with your head!" I think I'll be okay!!

    Have a good night!

  11. What a lovely story:) Thanks for sharing, and a happy belated birthday to Marcus! Your 2 older boys are about 6 months behind my girls! My older daughter will be 8 in June, and my little one will be 6 in July. Just shy of 25 months!

  12. Happy Birthday Little man!

    Great post, I hope you're saving those for their memory books!

  13. *sniffle*. How lucky they are to have such a mama.

  14. Oh how sweet and precious! I love all of the pictures.. I hope he had a great birthday!

    Thanks for playing along with Ten Things I Love. I'll give you the letter L. That shouldn't be too hard :o)

    Take care my friend!
    I hope you have a great day!

  15. Wow! You were quick on the button. I'm still playing around with the pictures. Hope the birthday boy had a lovely day.

  16. Simply beautiful! That is how birth should be...wow. Happy Birthday to your precious little boy!! Leanne

  17. What a sweet post! I'm so glad that you have savored those moments!


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