The Big ONE by Kristin Huber
March 12, 2020 was a BIG day in the Huber household; our little guy turned ONE! What a joyous day it was for our family. This past year Konnor has brought more joy to lives than we could have ever anticipated. Of course, he recognized the day as any other to play, take naps, eat and watch cartoons; but for my family and I it was a day of reflection.
We thought back to the early morning calls we made to our family to inform them that my water broke. The hours in the hospital laboring, anticipating his arrival. We looked at all our pictures of holding him for the first time to every milestone in between.
That weekend we had our nearest and dearest join us for a celebration at our home. Konnor played outside, opened presents and wanted no part of his birthday cake. Our home has been filled with more love over the past year than any other; one small child has done that.
One child has brought love, hope and happiness to dozens without ever speaking a word. Konnor’s presence has changed our lives, just the same way Jesus does daily.
One Christmas day, One child’s birthday, forever changed the world. Before Jesus could speak, people knew of His greatness. Before he could walk, it was prophesized that He would be the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. From the moment Jesus was placed in the womb of Mary, His purpose began.
One year ago my purpose began. With the cry of one small child, my reason for being was known. My purpose is to be the best wife/mother/daughter/sister/friend I can be and a child showed me that, and continues to daily.
He has taught me more patience than I ever imagined, a love deeper than I knew was possible and a happiness that can never be topped. I decided before he was born that I wanted to start an annual tradition. Just a few short weeks before he was born I wrote him a letter. I expressed my joy and excitement, my nervousness and just how much he was wanted in that letter. I sealed it up and it is in a special place. Every year on his birthday I plan to write him a letter of our life with him the previous year. So I sat down on the evening of March 12, 2020 and wrote my second letter to Konnor. My hope is to present him with these letters on his 18th birthday to always have a written piece of my love for him.
This child is a gift from God, that we will cherish until we take our last breath on this earth. My two goals as his mother are to lead him to Christ and that he always knows how loved and wanted he is. This past year has been the best of my life and Konnor has led me closer to my Lord and Savior.
Mark 10:13-16 People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”
And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.