From the Mouths of Babes….A Big One
This kid LOVES babies.
This kid, who, for the three months leading up to Judah’s arrival, did everything he could to help ease my life because it finally registered in his mind that out of Mommy’s misery, a wee little babe would emerge.
And he was excited!
He cleared out his own dresser drawers so there would be room for Judah’s clothes, he loaded baby toys into his closet and set up a diaper station. (I kept telling him, Judah wouldn’t join him in his room for several months but he just wanted to “be ready”)
The week of Judah’s arrival finally came, and because of a traumatic delivery, and a flooded basement, I hadn’t seen that firstborn of mine in five days. All of his siblings would be going to the pool after school, but he decided to skip out on it because he could.not.wait to meet his new little brother.
The minute his head popped into the bedroom, to meet that tiny bundle, he started exclaiming
while he jumped around the room.
“Can I hold him? Can I hold him?”
So after a hand washing, and a settling down, we unwrapped that precious miracle and he held his new baby brother for the first time
“He’s so cute I could faint!”
That eight year old boy was absolutely giddy.
Over a baby.
And God knew, those many years ago, exactly what type of firstborn, what type of leader, what type of sensitive personality this Mommy would need as a right-hand man as Danny and I wrangle this now half a dozen kids.