It was done a little differently back in the day…I mean the birthing of the baby has been the same since Genesis, but the methodology of it changes from time to time. When I gave birth to my first child, Stuart, I didn’t have many of the fancy things offered today. No ultrasounds, so birthing rooms – no pampering!!! Since I was a barely 17-year-old, it was all uncharted territory anyway. No one prepared me for the “rude awakening” of labor and childbirth with no meds. I’ll be very transparent here – I screamed my ever loving head off! My apologies to everyone within the city limits of Geneva, Alabama on April 6, 1979. I’m sure they all heard the horrified sounds of a girl who thought she was dying!
When the moment came, and my sweet baby boy was born into this world…well, there are no words! The world hasn’t been the same since that day. I became a mom for the first time. That blue-eyed boy rocked my world. I hadn’t the slightest idea how to take care of a baby, but I had on the job training! I have a picture of him, before age one, eating a Little Debbie snack! Breakfast of champions!
I’m thankful God saw fit to bless me with Stuart. I can’t imagine my life, had he not been here. His physical absence has left such a void. However, the joy he brought to my life fills me to overflowing. Life without him is a dichotomy. I’m broken-hearted with the loss of his physical self, yet my cup runneth over with memories and joy of everything his was and is even now.
That was a bit redundant, but I’ll let it stand!
I’m so thankful for everyone who has reached out to us over this week as we mourn his loss (how can it be two years?) and celebrate his birthday. Thank you for remembering. Thank you for telling us how much you love Stuart and our family. You are a blessing to us all. Keep the “Stuart Stories” coming. We can’t get enough of them!
Happy Birthday, Stuart Lee Sims!
I’ll love you for forever,
I’ll like you for always,
As long as I’m living
My baby you’ll be.