Today is Rainey's sixth birthday! I remember so clearly the day he was born...two years after Sept.11 became 'famous' for such brutality and hatred...we were in the hospital awaiting the arrival of our first son.
Ben and I knew he was a boy, but we hadn't told anyone, except for two year old Kally. Every day, I would whisper in her ear that she was having a brother. Now, you might think that was strange that I would tell a two year and expecting her not to tell anyone. But, what you don't know is that I was almost hoping that she would finally speak to someone...anyone. Kally didn't say a word until she was three...so it ended up that our secret was very safe! :)
As with all of our children, Rainey was delivered by c-section. And as with all but one, my mom and Ben were in the delivery room with me. What was fun about this delivery was that she didn't know that the baby was a boy and Rainey would be their first grandson! It was priceless to see her face when she discovered that she was grandmother to a grandson! I'll never forget it.
Rainey has brought us nothing but joy for these last six years. I am proud to be his mother. I thank God daily for him and ask Him to make me the best mom that Rainey could ever have!