Mother's Day takes on new meaning

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Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2013 8:39 pm

Sunday morning, when mothers were primping for church with their family and when children were scrambling for that last-minute present, Brittany Nolin was receiving the gift of motherhood itself.

Judson Nolin — all five pounds and 12 ounces of him — graced Flowers Hospital at 9:09 a.m., the firstborn of Justin and Brittany Nolin.

This, of course, sets up a beautiful quandary for the years ahead. Judson’s birthday will fall on Mother’s Day again when he is 6, and again when he is 11. In 2030, when Judson turns 17, has a driver’s license and a car (or whatever we will be driving then), just who treats who to lunch that day?

“I guess I can buy him lunch and he can buy me dessert,” Brittany Nolin said with a grin.

Nolin said Judson’s birth could have been on any day and it would not have less significance, but his Mother’s Day appearance is something she will always treasure.

“It is the best Mother’s Day I could ever ask for,” she said.

Nolin said she spent Friday reading books about Mother’s Day to her first-graders at Webb Elementary School.

“We were thinking that it would be nice if Judson came on Mother’s Day, but we really had no idea,” she said.

Justin Nolin, an engineer at Farley Nuclear Plant, said his son is a gift regardless of the day he was born.

“We are just thankful to Jesus for giving him to us,” he said. “He is a gift and we are going to give him right back to the Lord and dedicate him to Jesus.”

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