Monday, May 04, 2009
Seven Years of Color
Seven years ago today, I was handed a baby boy.
I had no idea what was wrapped up in that blanket would
make me laugh more than any other human
make me think I'm losing my mind
make me so scared my insides turn to mush and my legs turn to jelly.
I had no idea as I held you that I was holding the boy whose life would
teach me about suffering as I watched you suffer
refine me and humble me in more ways than I ever believed possible.
This home would be a terribly quiet, incredibly boring place without you in it, Hayden.
We celebrate you today and your creative Maker.
Your life, your love, your mind, your giggle is a fascinating work of art.
You display colors and feelings...talents and beauty...that make me stop, take a second look...pause...and appreciate this world - seeing it the way you see it.
You're a marvel to behold sweet boy.
We're so thankful for all the marks and doodles you've left on our souls.
Our souls needed doodling up.
So grateful for how your life has decorated ours.