Friday, March 7, 2008
A Healthy Sense of Wonder
Our new friend Ben was born today. I haven't met him yet; I haven't even seen him yet for that matter, but I hear that he is pretty special. His arrival has left me nostalgic for our early days with my own son, Duncan, who will turn 2 in 6 days. How these little people arrive in the world is nothing short of magic, no matter how they get here. Sometimes, I can't imagine how Jamie, Duncan, or I survived to see him turn 2 given our lack of experience with the whole baby rearing game. Sometimes, each day feels so long that you can't foresee waking up to do it all over again; then, suddenly, 724 of those days are gone. Childhood is fleeting. My eyes have welled with tears all day as I have been completely overwhelmed with love for my beautiful, 2-going-on-20, little boy. I hope that I can always recapture this feeling. Especially after he drives my car through the garage door.