Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I have always thought that Jacob would make the perfect Campbell's Soup commercial kid. Don't you think? As I was thinking on which photo of him I would share today I knew this should be the one. It is my favorite. I took it a few years ago on a very snowy day while sledding at the park. I don't think that there is a photo that better catches who he *is* to me.
I am feeling very reflective today about Jacob and his life so far and what it will be someday. And maybe it is because of the stream of questions he has had for me over the past several hours. Mostly, "what were you doing at this time in 1997?" and then a few hours later he asks again "what were you doing now? what were you thinking? what were you feeling?" How can it be that my little boy has grown so big. Where did the time go? I can barely believe that today he is twelve.
There are many moments lately that I think I can see the man in him waiting to be grown up. I notice it in the way he carries himself, they way his body moves, the shape of his hands, the quickness of his wit, the heart in his laugh, and tenderness in his sad moments. I can feel in my being that he is going to be a kind and caring, gentle and loving, devoted and funny, strong and supportive, intelligent and imaginative man. I can't wait to get to know him better. But for now, I am thankful to still have him saying "I love you Momma," before leaving for school.
Happy Birthday Jacob, I love you more than you'll ever know.