Day 15 of 31 // Four Years
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
It was four years ago, that the fifteenth day of October became such a special date to me. He was suppose to come a few days prior to that. But when his due date came and went, I very impatiently and tearfully willed him to come out. I was desperate to hold him in my arms. To see him with my eyes. To be a family of four. But October 15th was the day that had been planned for him since the beginning of time.
Four years later, he is everything I always imagined a son would be (and more). He is adventurous and mischievous and silly and fun-loving and stubborn. He is rougher and more physical than my daughter but in the most perfect boyish way. And he loves all the little things my husband does. Cheering on their teams. Getting their hands dirty. Fixing stuff.
It's sort of mind bloggling to me that God allows us this gift of creating life. The ultimate work of art. These little people who look and act like you. I get giddy when I notice the fact that his eyes are the exact same shade of light brown as my husband's. I've spent countless hours studying at his face as he sleeps or plays or talks. Within the same hour, he can make me both madder than hell and elated with joy. He's a rollercoaster I never want to get off.
Just this afternoon, he came down the stairs with pink cheeks and bedhead and reached up for his post-nap cuddle time. I am always happy to oblige. He held me tight with one arm, and in the other he held his new toy pirate's sword. He laid his head on my shoulder and I whispered to him that Pirates always need hugs from their mamas before they go fight the bad guys.
Happy Birthday my sweet D-man. You are a work of art, created by a master artist who saw you before you were ever formed so intricately in my womb. I love you forever.
*The amazing cake pictured above was made by my talented friend Kristin Light.
This post is part of a series I'm writing for the month of October entitled "31 Days of Seeing the Art in Everyday Life." See all other posts in this series by clicking here.