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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

'Shua, my Darlin' Boy

Most of you know that 'Shua is adopted...but adopted or not, he's MINE! I tell him all the time that he may not have come from my body, but he was born to be my son. ; ) We 'found' him when he was 13, lonely and in need of a family. Oh, my heart just went out to him...so much like me, he was. Proud, independent, funny and sweet, all covered up by piles of bravado, rudeness and temper. Ooowhee, it's been a fun ride! We invited him to stay a week with us, and the week turned into a month, the whole summer vacation, and eventually...forever! His bio brothers came sometimes, too and we love them all, but 'Shua is ours. He is bossy and helpful, silly and emotional by turns, moody as the day is long, and has a heart the size of Texas. He can be willful, defiant and downright rude, but if you turn those qualities around, you have determined, independent and truthful without the sugar-coating us mamas put on things sometimes. He is a hard worker, a loving fiancee and a loyal friend. He looks enough like Dan that people don't believe he's adopted, which I always found odd and somewhat comforting at the same time. When we moved here to NM, he stayed in IL to be near his Lauren...and I thought I was going to come unglued...pretty shocking to the mom who always thought that she was holding her boys loosely in her hands. I felt physical, actual pain...but it's been a growing experience for both of us, and it's OK to let go a little, he's a biggie boy these days. I am sooooo proud of him, he is working 2 jobs, staying out of trouble, and staying faithful to Lauren and the Lord...what more could a mama want...except maybe for him to magically decide to move here???? Just kidding, son! I could go on and on about my boy, but he is probably hiding with a beet red face by now and wishing I would HUSH UP...and so I will! Love you, 'Shua!
Mama K


Lauren said...

Boy you have Joshua pegged :) He really doesnt like to admit he is a very good guy and I know that he used your guidance all the way! Love you lots.

The Man Crew said...

This is for my own personal giggle, but I just want to point out that when I wrote this in Feb, I have NO idea that by May he WOULD be living here and then when they married, bring the lovely Miss Lauren down here as well...that's answered prayer right there. Thank you Lord, for giving me the desires of my heart!

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