Happy Birthday...

Thursday, February 18, 2010


13 years ago today was a very scary day for us. 
Michael's birth was very unpredictable. 
I actually went into labor with him 8 weeks early 
but was able to hold on till his due date.

However, by the time that date arrived I was very huge. 

I guess that's what 8 weeks of bed rest does!

Anyway, during Michael's birth he somehow managed to get stuck...
he was just too big, he weighed 10 1/2 pounds! 

All of a sudden 3 nurses were on top of my belly 
trying to push him out, 
his heart rate had dropped tremendously and 
I was in the worse pain I ever experienced as the doctor 
proceeded to break Michael's collarbone to save his life. 

He was born with no heart beat, not breathing and quite blue.

Thankfully they were able to revive him and he has been a joy to us ever since!

One of my favorite pictures of him with my dad...

Four years ago...

 Last year at a water park...

Happy Birthday Michael! 
May the Lord bless you as you continue to grow and serve Him! 
We love you!


  1. Happy Birthday to him!! What a handsome young man :-)

  2. Happy Birthday to your dear son! The pictures are great! Don't tell him I said so, but I think he is such a cutie! :)

  3. Happy Birthday to Michael!!
    Loved all the pictures. You all look so happy! I know you cherish the one with your Dad.
    What a happy ending you had with his birth. I know you thank the Lord for his goodness.
    Do something fun with him today!

  4. What a handsome young man, hope his birthday is wonderful!!!

  5. What a beautiful young man! Happy Birthday Michael!

  6. Oh Lois,
    What a wonderful post, thank you for sharing! Happy Birthday to you, dear Mom, what a harrowing experience to endure.
    Michael is handsome indeed, but more importantly, the love that you all share jumps off the page! The photo of him with your Dad is so very precious. What a cherished memory. Blessings to Michael, and your whole family. To GOD be the Glory!

  7. Happy Birthday Michael! Love the picture of him with you dad.

  8. Happy Birthday to Michael! What sweet family photos...you're such a lovely and blessed family!


  9. Happy Birthday to your son!! What a scary delivery....the Lord's hand was certainly upon him and you both!! Said a prayer for him just now, may God bless him and use him.

  10. Oh, happy day to your precious boy! What a blessing!!!

  11. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your sweet son! What a cutie...future heartbreaker I am thinking, haha...My youngest son weighed 10 pounds too. What an ordeal is right. Sounds like yours was very scary. I see he is a brown belt too. That's quite an accomplishment. My oldest son is to receive his 6th degree black belt this spring. He is 37...He owns his own school and has brought many to the level of black belt so I know what goes into it. Have a wonderful birthday day with your son. Hugs, Debbie

  12. Oh, dear! He was a big fella ... Happy birthday, Michael. May all the days of his life be filled with joys.

    Have a beautiful weekend.
    Hugs ~ Marydon

  13. Awww, what a handsome young man you have there! Happy Birthday Michael!

  14. Happy birthday to Micheal.
    They sure do grow up fast.
    He is a very handsome young man.
    Blessings to you all.

  15. Such a cute guy! I know you are proud of him! Does he have his black belt yet?

  16. Happy Birthday to your son, Hope you are all well. I like the picture of your dad and your son. prayers to you and your family.

  17. Happy Birthday Michael. What a scary birth but thankfully the angels were there watching to make sure everyone did their jobs well to bring him safely into this world. Enjoy the day with him.

  18. A BIG Happy Birthday to Michael!

  19. Happy Birthday to your son. What an amazing story and testimony!

  20. Happy Birthday Michael, from Nellie
    in Florida.
    Hope you have a wonderful day hon!!

    Oh My Heavens!! when you told about your birth experience I was dying.
    Can't imagine being there!! whoa!
    Praise the Lord He had his hand on you and Michael. Never heard of them having to break a babies bone
    to deliver them. Wow! that is something. So glad everything turned out well.
    Also read you comment from today
    and just want you to know someone
    inspired me too! I think her name is joyce Landorf. I heard a tape once from her called dinnertime delight or disaster and it really
    changed our dinner hour, and one of the things she said was that she used to only use her good china when company came but somehow she was convicted about not using it for her own family.
    So the first time she did it, her kids started saying Mom, who's coming to dinner, and she said,
    some very special people, and they
    kept saying who, and of course, they finally found out it was them, and they were thrilled!!
    That was probably about 20 some odd year ago. I was probably around 35, give or take a few years, not sure exactly!! But these things take time!! But Glad you were inspired, it's a good thing as Martha says!! lol
    Love and Blessings hon,
    Have a great birtdhday celebration
    with Michael!

  21. Happy Birthday to Michael. I hope he has an awesome day!

  22. A rough start, but he looks like he is doing great.

    A brown belt - almsot a black belt - good for him!

    Happy birthday Michael.


  23. Happy Birthday to your sweet young man. He looks like he is a joy!
    Hope you all had a great day.

  24. What a blessing he truly is!! Happy Birthday!!!

  25. Happy Birthday Michael! I hope all your wishes come true! What a wonderful post...I believe the Lord has great things in store for this young man!!

  26. Was up early with the puppy, so went "blog-hopping" and found yours by following the crumbs. Enjoyed scrolling down and reading your posts!


  27. Happy (belated) Birthday to Micheal!! wow! What a birthing story- I'm so glad everything turned out okay and you have this wonderful son!! Great photos:)

    I have twin nephews and a friend who share Micheal's birthday:)

    Take care, Lois!


  28. Happy Birthday to your adorable Michael...I loved the picture of him with his father...so cute.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and becoming a follower...I hope you stop back often as my blog has all sorts of different posts....from food to decorating to wacky stories and ofcourse my granddaughter and daughter...Sue
    at Rue Mouffetard

  29. Lois, Hi I got your comment today on my blog, I am so sorry that you are missing your husband, I can not imagine how hard it is for you and every other family, I pray for you to have strength and faith at this time. When I started following your blog, it was because of the love between you and the Colonel, I could just feel it in every word you wrote. If I were there I would give you a great big Canadian Hug, and just hold your hand. All my love to you.c

  30. Hi Sweetie! Thanks so much for your concern! I have overdone a bit, but am pacing myself, and getting caught up. Also working on my new endeavor!! I'll share it soon!

    A very happy birthday to Michael! They grow up so fast don't they! So glad that God made sure you both made it through his birth!!

    Have a relaxing, peaceful weekend, Lois! You're always in my thoughts and prayers!!
    Love you,

  31. You do NOT look old enough to have a 13 year old. You go girl! :p

  32. WOW - that is quite a birth story! What a blessing to celebrate another birthday...hope all of you have a great time celebrating Michael!!

    Happy Birthday (great pictures..of him and his grampa and of the two of you!)

  33. I enjoyed looking over your blog
    Great Blog Title
    God Bless You, Ron

  34. I had to laugh at the comment you left on my blog because my little GS would not eat any of the bread we made this week:) He eats next to nothing. The bread does not need any kneading so it is so easy to make and it is so delicious. I would say to make it on a snow day with your kids but you have had one to many snow days this year already:) Stay warm.

  35. Amazing story.....amazing son.....amazing God....amazing grace!

    Marilyn...in Mississippi

  36. Wow Lois, I've never heard of anything like you experienced! Praise the Lord it all turned out well. I loved this post, and your son looks adorable!