Saturday, January 16, 2010

4 Years Ago Today

Four years ago today Chris and I were getting up bright and early to head to the hospital. Our family and our hearts were expanding again. I remember being worried. I loved Ethan so much that I thought how on earth did I have room in my heart for another child? I had no idea at the time how big my heart would grow. How capable a mother's love is. How much fuller my life would be. How much better hugs would feel. How I would come to love a little boy who calls himself "the mommy one" and loves to stroke his mommy's hair.
And then it just happened.
Owen loves without regret. He is affectionate, loves to cuddle. He sneaks into my bedroom at night and crawls in bed with me because he wants to be close. He is funny and has a great sense of humor. His smile can light the world and his laughter is infectious. He is a leader and certainly not a people pleaser. In fact, he really couldn't possibly care less if "people" are happy with him. He is not afraid to do those things that others fear. And that is exactly what is going to propel him into his future.
My life has been enriched immeasurably by Owen. I am so truly blessed for him to call me mommy. Happy Birthday baby boy! I love you!


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