Cooper Tait turns five today!
It just so happens to also be our ten year wedding anniversary as well. Yes, our son was born June 10, 2005, five years to the day after I married my best friend. Another post will follow about our ten year anniversary, but I want to make this one about Cooper.
Cooper is the only one of my children who came willingly. With the other three kiddos, I had to be given pitocin to induce labor, but not with Cooper. I awoke early morning on our fifth wedding anniversary to find that I was having regular contractions. And from then on out, the labor and delivery were textbook. And easy.
As with all my labors, I chose NOT to have any pain medication. But I can honestly say that with this labor, I wouldn't have needed any if it were a choice in my mind. It was a breeze, and in turn, the entire experience was filled with joy. And joy is exactly what Cooper has brought to our lives.
Cooper is one of the sweetest, kindest kiddos you'll ever meet. It's so neat to look at all of my four children and see God's handiwork in four very different and unique ways. He makes all of us so very special. And Cooper is indeed special. He has such a sweet sensitivity about him. He cares for others and thinks of others first. It will not surprise me in the least if Cooper's future involves taking care of others in some way, because that's just what comes naturally to him. He is kind.
Time and time again, Cooper can be seen putting others first. The way he cares for his baby brother and lets his big brother lead the way while humbly following. The way he willingly plays tea party with his little sister, when he'd rather be playing Batman. There are the attributes that are so very apparent in Cooper and make me so very thankful for him. Because you can't be around Cooper very long without striving to be a better person yourself. That's just the impact he has on people. Through his actions, you see love. And after all, they will know us by our love. I think God made Cooper for such a special purpose, and I'm excited to see who He is molded and shaped to be as he grows.
Happy Birthday Cooper!