Whole...Utterly fulfilled...Completely in love...Amazed!
With the deliver of all of my kids I can almost recall every minute, every thought, every fear, pain, contraction, and moment of encouragement from family and friends. A day of more clarity does not exist than on those 3 most special days.
Meeting you, baby Brooks (that is what we are calling you) was no different than the initial Birthdays of my other 2 precious boys. It was filled with the same happiness and joy! The magnitude of love I felt (and feel still) is impossible to explain.
I know as a child, I heard my Mom and Dad say "I love you", a million times, but until I had children of my own, I did not understand the depth of those words. I am sure my kids will be the same as me, and for a long time (probably not until they are Dads themselves), will not know just how much they mean to me.
So...little Brooks...please try to understand...that I love you more than life itself! Meeting you was an experience that I will truly cherish forever and always, and there is nothing I wouldn't do for you. You fulfill me in ways that I cannot express and make my heart almost explode with greatfullness! My life was once again changed at 12:36 that wonderful August day! I am so excited to see how your personality develops, simply watch you grow into the beautiful person I know you will be, and to see what great things God has in store for you! It has been only 8 days since our eyes first met, but you have been written in my heart forever! I love, love, LOVE you! Just do me a favor and don't grow up too fast!
And just in case you readers are wondering... Yes, I am going to re-tell Brooks' birthday story for you also. Just not tonight because it is 9:30pm, and I need to get prepared for those frequent night-time, newborn feedings. So...next post.