"The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. "
Zephaniah 3:17

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Our Boy is 5!!

It has been a fun day of celebrating in our household! Five years ago (that honestly feel like 10+) the Lord gave us such a precious gift of parenthood by bringing Austin Joseph into our world and hearts forever. To say that the days leading up to today have been emotional for this mama is a MAJOR understatement. I am emotional at each of my kids birthdays, but this one took me a little by surprise. It has been 5 amazing, but very hard years of us living in an infant/toddler world with more dirty diapers than we could ever count and many more good than hard days in the 'chaos' that became our normal when you have 3 kids in 3 years. :) I used to say, "If we can just keep our heads above water until Austin turns 5, we will be okay" and HERE we are! We have officially survived and now will be entering the next scary stage of parenting where you continue shaping hearts and character, but in a different kind of way. Austin seems like such a big kid these days taking on more independence and responsibility. The Lord has given him such an amazing personality with a lot of compassion and exhortation mixed together which usually ends up in one huge ball of energy and life. We can't wait until he starts using all that energy and passion in his pursuit of Christ! We know that the Lord has big plans for his life and we get a front row view! I am so grateful for this life and through it all my children are helping me be the woman Christ has called me to be.
What is a big birthday without a trip down memory lane?? Here are some pics of our little man. :)
2 days old

1 month

5 months

6 months

look at those chubby legs!!

7 months

10 months

1st Christmas

2 years - LOVE that smile!!

2 years - this pic makes me smile every time! even then he was as silly as ever

3rd birthday

3 year old cutie

4 year old birthday

4 years :)

Today - Happy 5th Birthday, son!!

Mommy and Daddy love you more than you'll ever know and we are so very proud of you! You are one amazing kid and we are so thankful God gave you to us as a great gift 5 years ago!


Suzanne Renee said...

Hard to believe that 5 years have gone by when the long-awaited day that Austin was born!! Zuzu loves you Austin!!

angie said...

It is SUCH a milestone! Way to go :). Year 5 was my very favorite so far with our son I love the questions that start to come this year. Enjoy your last semester with your 5 year old...these are PRECIOUS days before school starts. Miss you my friend. Have a wonderful week.