Thursday, February 26, 2009

Spotlight on: Samuel

Instead of telling secrets about Abby I have decided to write about each of my children for the next 4 days. This isn't so much so that you can get to know them, but so that I can have something written about them at this age. But I do hope you enjoy these little snapshots into their lives. Samuel Charles was born October 11, 1997. My pregnancy with him was very unplanned but once we found out that what the doctors thought was a kidney stone actually turned out to be a baby we could not contain our excitement!
Samuel was born 2 weeks early due to a once-in-my-lifetime bout with pre-eclampsya. As the doctor looked at him for the first time he called him a miracle baby. His cord was in a knot. The dr said most babys don't live when this happens. He didn't think it had anything to do with the car accident I was in 4 weeks prior, he said it probably happened early in the pregnancy.
Samuel is the first born grandchild on all sides, so to say he got everything he wanted or needed would be an understatement. The attention given to him was enormous and exciting. Our youth group loved him as did the rest of the church.
As soon as he learned to talk and walk all he wanted to do was play ball, and nothing has changed now that he is 11. He has a competitive streak that can hardly be tamed. He wants to win at everything he does. I'm praying that the competitive spirit he has is one that God can use greatly for His kingdom.
Samuel was saved when he was 6. Stephen and I were so excited. That he would come to know Christ at a young age was a prayer we had prayed since we first knew about him. I remember helping him after his baptism, he said "now I can go be a missionary." I know if that day comes, that he leaves for a foreign land to tell others about Jesus, I will be sad and tearful but I will also know that he is "going about the Lord's business."
Samuel, who when he was about 8 decided he really liked to be called Sam, has played baseball every year since he was 5. He loves it. He eats it up. He has been on 3 all-star teams and has represented his team well.
Samuel is an excellent student. He doesn't believe that, but he is. When he puts his mind to something he will succeed(the competitive spirit kicking in!) He has done well in both public and home school.
He is loving, sensitive, helpful and has a sweet heart. He is ALL boy and I love that about him.

Julie

2 comments:

Jodi said...

I didn't realize how much Sam and Lil D are alike..you know baseball of course, but also very competitive. It's brutal in my house because they are all that way! lol Except for me...I could care less about winning, lol.

I'm looking forward to reading about all of the kids! What a great idea!

Sisters said...

I am surprised he ever learned to walk with all of us holding him...what a spoiled baby he was...and still is!
AJL