Two Years ago we brought a beautiful baby boy into our family. Baby made four. The perfect addition to our family, the missing part that made us all whole. Cody finally had his little brother, the one that would be with him for a lifetime, that would laugh with him and cry with him when times were hard. His lifelong bestfriend. I remember the anticipation of what life would be like when he had this new friend. We laugh now about the angst we were feeling before he arrived. 7 years almost 8 years of just Cody and now we have someone new to love...would their be enough love, would Cody feel cheated by having to share us with someone else. The day of his arrival we quickly learned this heart of ours grows. Their was enough for all of us. Jump two years and a lifetime of whats and we are all still in awe of our family of four.
William has traveled a lifetime in his two short years. Our hearts have grown to add so many more to our family than just the little one we brought home that day. Love refills and expands to allow for all you need. It is a renewable energy, when you feel you have hit the wall you wait and recharge and their it is ready for more. William has given us gifts he will never understand. He has taught his brother patience and compassion for others. He has taught our family that perfect has varying meanings and that love is always enough. We are so blessed to have these two boys both perfect in their own light.
The past few weeks have had ups and downs for our family. William has struggled with this new cast. It is larger than the last and we spent much of the first few weeks reassuring him we can't take it off. His birthday dinner last night ended with him projectile vomitting for about 6 hours. His brother also was hit by the bug and so laundry was a never ending process for us on his birthday evening. The high points of the day far outweigh the downsides. Cody and I took William to Target and let him pick out his birthday present from our family: A movie size Jessie Doll with a pull string. He loves that doll! We also picked up the newest GLEE cd and danced all the way home in the car. Cody said mom people are staring at you, I smiled, turned the volume up and danced more as the car went down the road. Cody, my nephew Sam and William then started dancing in the car with me. We danced all the way to the driveway. When we parked I smiled and said wasn't that fun, thats whats called living my loves...if the other people were staring it's because they need to dance in their car more. Later last night, William had fallen asleep in between throwing up and I had just placed the last load of laundry in the dryer for clean pillows. Cody started yelling for dad and I, we walked in the living room and Cody had You Tube pulled up on the Wii. He hit play, GLEE I had the time of my life, started playing with Cody in the middle of the living room singing to us both, he stopped for a moment and said "Now thats called living, made you smile." We finished the song, Daddy and I dancing with Cody....Truly living.
Life will throw you curve balls, but you must never be afraid to look to the light. It's the moments in time where your heart is full and your mind can just dance that will mean the most. You never look silly when you are just living it to it's fullest!