Thursday, May 1, 2008
This Picture Could Be Worth $1000!!!
I am entering a photo contest on the 5 Minutes For Mom blog. This contest is put on by Egg Beaters, who will be giving away a $1000 American Express Gift Card that can be used any way we want!
I have chosen this photo of my son for a few reasons. First of all, he is a gift from God, and is a miracle. He was born with half of a heart, and had 5 strokes before the age of three. The scar you see on his chest is from the two heart surgeries that he had before he was three years old. The scars on his face, including on the eyebrow, are from when a dog bit him across the face. And what you can't see, is that he walks with a limp and has a weak right side because of one of the strokes. He also takes medication that keeps him from having seizures. Our son is so full of life, and love for others. He will be entering public high school this fall, which will be his first time in public school, after being homeschooled all of his life. His interests are varied, loving to do things like fishing, playing his guitar, drawing (he's a VERY good artist!), camping, playing soccer, and spending time with his family.
This young man is now 14 years old, and is such a blessing to me and to his dad. He is the reason I am a mom. I'm so glad that God chose me to be his mom, and that He brought us through all that He has brought us through. I know that He has an amazing purpose for our son, and I am SO blessed to be a part of that.
To add to how blessed I am, we have just found out that we are going to get a little boy, whom we pray we will be adopting, by the end of May. He is 17 months old, and so our 14 year old will get to be a BIG BROTHER! I get to be doubly blessed, and I am SOOOOO excited!
If my photograph is chosen as one of the top 15 finalists, I will be asking you to go and vote for it, so be ready! :-)