Dear sweet Will, Happy Birthday to my sweet little boy. You arrived early – on your Grandma’s birthday. But I would venture to say you were right on time. You’ve been keeping us on our toes ever since. An easy going baby you were not. Reflux and colic clouded our first few months but oh how you could snuggle. And as your GI system gave you relief you settled into life in Mommy and Daddy’s arms. After all that is where you were safe from big brother! My love, you can melt a heart with a single look. Your … Read more
When Sam turned one we celebrated the fact that Sam survived his first year. (As new parents it was touch and go there for a while.) Now that Will is about to turn one, Matt and I are celebrating the fact that we survived his first year! Wow how the tables have turned!
The emotion of this week just hit me. Excitement over the celebration of the life that came crashing into my world a year ago. It’s hard to believe that my Will is going to be one. That he is straddling the line between infancy and toddlerhood. My baby is so quickly following in his brother’s footsteps and becoming a little boy. And grief over a celebration that will never be . . . God I miss you mom! Bittersweet.
Yesterday I was driving my boys to daycare. Will was not happy about being in his car seat and was screaming. All of a sudden Sam started singing a song for his brother. “Will, will, crying crying. Will, Will yay!” (He’s destined for stardom!) Followed shortly by demands, “Will, hand. Will, hand.” I looked in my rear view mirror just in time to watch them each reach out their little arms to hold hands. Fits of giggles from both followed. My. Heart. Exploded. I freaking LOVE these kids. How darn lucky am I? How darn lucky are they to … Read more
Will was . . . how shall we say it . . . an unexpected blessing. In the first few months after I found out I was pregnant I said that over and over and over again trying to convince myself it was true. The fact is I was up to my ears in a rambunctious 7 month old named Sam and the thought of adding another baby to the chaos that was our life was overwhelming. But while I was struggling to make peace with the timing I celebrated the baby inside me. While my sleep deprived brain tried … Read more