As cheek met pillow last night I couldn’t help bit continue the reflectio
ns of the last few weeks. Yesterday we celebrated the 5th birthday of Lil D. My little bud is growing up so darned fast. People told me a long time ago that I should enjoy every minute because it goes quick. To be honest it goes quicker than anybody tells ya.
My thoughts led me back to his birth. I can remember looking into a mirror in the delivery room. The disappointment in my appearance and transformation was quickly pushed to the side by the emotion of welcoming my child. Over my wife’s pregnancy I gained 80 pounds. A baggy xxl coat was unable to button at the time he was born.
Then in my funk here I thought about the fact that my lovely wife is currently 19 weeks. My belt loop hasn’t moved. The good way or the bad way. I’m much more comfortable with the Guy looking at me in the mirror.
Its not usually hard for me to find some perspective. The last few weeks have been though. I feel better thinking about my stall/funk/plateau in terms of last time. I’ve learned a little bit about a little bit since then.
So happy birthday D. Though i tell you everyday, you mean more to me than you’ll likely ever understand. That is until you have one of your own.