Halloween night, 2011. I was standing in my kitchen with our best friends, trying to get the kids in from trick-or-treating and back out again to visit Meemaw. Teri asked me, do you remember when Shayne was little like this? My instant response "yes, and I thought those days were hard."
Shayne was wide open from the first cry. Crawling at 5 months, walking at 9 1/2 months. He feared nothing. Took every "obstacle" as a challenge and as I remember, he conquered them all. He rarely cried. He rarely slept. He hated the sun in his eyes. He loved Gerber spinach...ewww. He disliked confinement. He loved Barney and Sesame Street Firehouse. Strong-willed- for sure.
Remembering those days brings me much joy.
I also remember thinking I was ready to be a mommy and nothing could stop me. I remember waiting for years to be his mommy, and thinking I'd be perfect when he finally arrived. I remember learning I wasn't. I remember learning I didn't have to be.
I remember that all things that I am not, or cannot be to him, God is!
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