September 20th, 2006. 12:26 PM. 19 1/2″ and 7 pounds of bruised, bloody, pissed off baby, that’s how you came into this world.
In a hurry and you haven’t stopped moving since, you were in such a hurry that you beat the tar out of yourself coming into this world, foreshadowing? I think so.
I fell in love with you instantly.
You completed our family. .
God Blesses us in so many ways.
Your smile, bright eyes and inquisitiveness charm all around you. You are such a joy. Happiness, life, love and enthusiasm just radiates from your entire being.
Your first birthday snuck up on me, I couldn’t believe one whole year had passed since you entered our lives. It seemed so fast, and yet as though you’d been with us forever. Life without you, unimaginable.
You wear your heart on your sleeve, every emotion and thought shows instantly on your face and in your beautiful hazel eyes. You care so much for everyone, you are so loving and compassionate. You are a joker, a comedian, a serious little old man, a daredevil, an independent, strong, rebellious and yet somehow your huge personality isn’t overpowering. You can easily lead, but are perfectly content to step back and follow. Some days you charge head first with no thought for consequences and other days you stop and I can hear the little cogs in your head churning and spinning as you weigh every option before you.
You are a contradiction.
You are my heart.
You bring unimaginable joy to our lives.
I am so proud of you.
I want to push a pause button and keep you my little boy for just a little bit longer, but another part of me is eager to watch you grow.
I know that you are going to become an amazing man and make us all so very proud, after all you have wonderful examples in your Daddy and your Grandfathers. True Southern Gentlemen, each of them.
I love you so much Monkey. I hope you never stop chasing rainbows.