In fact, it was 7 years ago this month--May. Birthday month for us around here...even though in truth, only 1 person in our family has a May birthday. But there are a couple of others near and dear to our hearts. We love them like family! So this post, because it's May 3rd, is for my (other)sweet boy, Garrett. (Don't worry, my own sweet Grayson will get his post in just 12 days.) But today...today is Garrett's day. Actually I consider it our day because while it is Garrett's birthday, it was my due date! Aw, the due date that came and went. You all know by now how that turned out...Ha! Ha!
Anyway, back to sweet Garrett. Only God knows where our paths will take us in life, but I love, love, love that nothing can ever change the fact that I got to hold that sweet boy in my arms during his first hours of life--snuggling there in the hospital rocking chair, as I pleaded with him to nudge his little buddy (Grayson) out! And with Garrett, I don't take my honorary "auntie" status lightly. Because even though he is one of the sweetest, most compassionate, most loving kids around, you definitely have to earn your spot in his inner circle. And thankfully, my spot has been safe since that very first day 7 years ago in May. And even though the "auntie" title may not stick as time goes on, I know that my place in his heart will. Just like his special place in my heart is secure for ever and ever--a special place he's held right from the start.
And speaking of "the start"...
Holy chubby mama!!! (Me, not Sarri.) I can't believe there was only a 7 pound baby in there and not a whale!
A first meeting between friends.
And to another sweet one near and dear to me--Maddy--more than your brother turning 7, I cannot believe that you were just 2 (!!!) when I first met you! And now you're just days shy of being 10. Wow. What a great big "Sissy" you are...to my kids, too! Thank you. How I am loving watching you grow into the confident, smart, kind girl that you are. Consider me one of your forever cheerleaders!