Some thoughts while we wait for the other shoe to drop

I meant to share this the day I posted it to Disney, but I kinda forgot. So, anyway, sorry for just now putting it up. Double sorry if you’re on my Facebook feed and have already seen this. Still, I wanted to share in case you’d not come across it because, to be frank, I really liked it. It’s a fictitious letter to my son which, on its surface, is encouraging him to take his first steps. But it’s really about so much more.

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One Year Ago

I hate it when I catch myself saying “I can’t believe it’s been that long.” Because, truly, what’s so hard to believe about the passing of time? Nothing. That’s what. It’s passing right now. It never stops passing. And it never will.

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What a Difference a Babe Makes

That’s right. What a difference a babe makes. Or four. You see, Luke, pictured below, is our fifth little bundle of joy and, as such, my wife and I have noticed a huge difference in how we’re raising him versus how his siblings were raised.

Before I even go on, I want to make one thing clear: I’m not being critical of first-time parents. Raising a baby is a big deal, y’all, which is exactly why first-time parents (typically, at least) are a bit more uptight than parents who have been around the block a time or two. (It’s also why, I believe, that there’s something to the whole birth-order personality traits, but that’s another post, entirely.)

So while my wife would throw a parade whenever our oldest sprouted a new tooth, I’m not sure she could even tell you how many teeth Luke has. I know I couldn’t.

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