Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Fifteen Candles for Sam
I remember when I brought you home. Such a hefty little bundle - bigger than your brother. You filled my arms and my heart. All the worries that I wouldn't have enough love to give you were put to rest immediately. I didn't have to take love away from your brother to give to you - God doubled the size of my heart.
What I remember most from your childhood is laughter. You were always giggling. You had the most contagious laugh I'd ever heard. Especially at bedtime.
You were also always in motion. I'll never forget you standing on the stairs, bouncing up and down, telling me you were my bouncing baby boy. You did math upside down. You didn't walk - you ran. You wore out the couch doing running somersaults onto it. Play was serious business, but filled with laughter.
Those innocent, big brown eyes made fans of all who met you. People went out of their way to do things for you.
The only time you sat still was to look at a book. Now, the only time you're off the computer is when you're reading.
Even when you were little, you loved the beach, as much as mum.
Happy Birthday, my darling, my heart. I am so incredibly proud of you, and so grateful to be your mum. You bless me beyond measure. I love you more than life.