Friday, August 07, 2015

Charlie's (1st) Banner Year

  Charlie turned one on the 1st of August.

When I first committed to watching Charlie, it was mostly to keep him safe. I just can't imagine hiring someone to do the most important job in the world and I feel for the many families that have no other option. I remember Jake saying something like “He'll give me a reason to smile” or something like that.

I know I was skeptical. My first nickname for him was Grub, then Groot, which quickly became Gooby....Good Baby.

I have never been a “baby” person. Never even held one right up until the ripe age of thirty when they handed me Colin and said “Good luck!” That started the seven luckiest years of my life because Jimmy, Fate & Karma conspired to make it possible for me to stay at home with both boys. Now it's my turn to pay it all back and forward at the same time, as long as I am able.

It's been a remarkable year. Charlie has given me so much more than just a reason to smile. He's given me a reason to look to the future and I'll always be grateful to Missy & Jake for trusting me with his care.

(He had a surprise for me at 1:27)


Nancy said...

Such an adorable blessing!

Dana said...

Wow. First steps! Thank you for sharing this wonderful moment with us.

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

What a gift for both of you! Happy Birthday, Charlie!

Robbie said...

My grand daughter just turned 16 on the 2nd of August and the bond we have is amazing! I have spent just one day a week with her (&her brother who is 11) since she was 6 weeks old! I wouldn't trade that time for anything!!! It is a gift and you are so lucky to have this time to bond.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

beautiful beautiful BeautyFull Boy