Sunday, July 24, 2016

Nathaniel Is Two!

I have so much to share with all of you! Today though, I would be remiss if I didn't write about my sweet Nathaniel.  Today is his 2nd birthday.

When I think back over his life so far, it's hard to describe. On one hand, I remember so vividly the early days in the hospital - hoping he'd be okay, waiting for him to come home, missing Jeremiah, etc.  But at the same time, when I try to remember life without him, I have no good frame of reference.  He's changed my life so much that it's hard to remember day-to-day life without him.

How to describe this little boy?  I think if I had to choose one word to summarize him, it would be vibrant.  He's full of emotions and feelings.  There is very little middle ground with him. If something amuses him, he laughs heartily. If something displeases him, he is very clear on making those feelings known also!
 He is also super energetic.  He rarely walks.... running is more his speed! He often dances, bounces, runs around, and tries to give me a heart attack by climbing various objects!

He is as sweet as you can imagine.  He loves deeply - his big brother, me and John, Mama and Papa, and even the kitties (I think he loves them a little more than they would prefer at times!).

He's very sociable - his look of excitement when we get to daycare and we see his friends is adorable.  He waves to cars as they go by.  He told the animals at the zoo today "bye bye!" and was disappointed when they didn't reply.

His current favorite things are cars, dinosaurs, and anything Jeremiah is trying to play with.  He loves watching "Pinkfong" songs about dinosaurs and lions especially.

His smile is infectious, his laughter is contagious, and his whole life is one of my biggest blessings. I love you, my precious gift from God!

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