November 8, 2010

My Teenager

This week we crossed a new milestone. Micah has become a teenager.
It seems so hard to believe because it feels like just yesterday that we moved to Mozambique for the first time(three weeks after our wedding), were learning what it was like to be newlyweds, and awaiting the arrival of our first baby(we got pregnant two months after getting married).
Some memories from my pregnancy and birth of this amazing teenager...
-Being clueless about what to expect but thankful for a friend, another missionary from Ireland, that taught me the basics.
-Being so tired because I was also anemic that I felt like all I did was sleep.
-Knowing my "new" husband REALLY loved me because of the amounts of times he had to clean up after me from let's just say my nausea episodes.
-Visiting the doctor all the way in Zimbabwe for check-ups only three times the whole pregnancy.
-Having an ultrasound in Zimbabwe and asking the doctor what the sex of the baby was and being rebuked that it should not matter as long as the baby was healthy.
-Getting stung by a scorpion while pregnant.
-Having malaria and a badly sprained ankle that left me on crutches at the same time while staying at a guest house that did not have individual bathrooms....Again I found out how much my husband REALLY loved me.
-Staying at the farm where my doctor lived in community with other Christians and having supper with him.
-Eat frest strawberries and cream for breakfast every morning while waiting for the baby to come.
-Trying to convince the nurse at the hospital that even though she couldn't tell because she had no monitor I really was having contractions.
-Having to wait until the very time of delivery to go into the "delivery room" because there was only one and someone else may need it before me.
-Pushing for two hours and finally delivering a chubby, healthy baby boy.
-Immediately after giving birth be handed tea with milk and sugar to drink so I could get my energy back.
-Having the doctor pray over Micah and dedicate him to the Lord soon after delivery.

Some many memories. So many emotions. So many hopes. So many dreams. So much love for such a little person INSTANTLY.

I am so honored to call this TEENAGER, Micah, my son. He is an awesome young man full of love, forgiveness, gentleness, humor, friendliness, character, and Godliness. I am blessed to be his mom. Thank you Lord.


Tammie Tregellas said...

Happy Birthday Micah! Be good to your mom and dad even though you are a teenager! Tammie in Malawi

Heather, Rick, and Tendai! said...

aww. we miss you Micah.. dont go getting too grown up on us ok??
Tendai sends hugs and kisses for you!!