When Damon entered our lives 4 years ago, I never imagined that I wouldn't be around to ring in his 4th birthday. Even when we headed out here and I knew it was a possibility that I would miss the kids' birthdays, I didn't realize how hard that would be. Every night at midnight, I have to wake up to take medication, but this morning, I couldn't go back to sleep. I just kept thinking about how much I love my little guy and that I was going to miss seeing him open his presents and blow out the candles. Yeah, we're going to have a party for him when he comes, but I really wish I could give him a big hug right now and tell him, in person, what a great little boy he is.
Damon really is such a wonderful son. There are so many things I love about him. I could never name them all, but here are some of my favorites: Every time Kendall or I gets ready for the day and comes out of our bathroom, he will say, "You look beautiful mommy!" or, "You look handsome daddy!" It's enough to give you confidence all day long. He is not a shy little guy. He will come right up to someone he doesn't know and introduce himself. He is so full of energy and enthusiasm for everything he does. He is such a great older brother. He loves Audrey so much, and never wants her to have to go down for her naps. Sometimes he loves her so much, hugging her from behind and trying to get her to play with him, that she gets a little fed up with it and screams, "Da-nunh!" in an annoyed teenager voice. He is always gentle with her though. He loves when his daddy chases him around the house, and loves to play hide-and-seek with us. He is very cuddly, and throughout any given day he'll sometimes come up to me and give me a big hug and kiss and tell me, "You are the best mommy in the big, big world!" (Pronounced "wowode"). I can't imagine life without him, and I love him so much more than I can describe right now.
I hope my little guy has the most wonderful 4th birthday a boy can have, and I think he is definitely the best little boy in the big big world!