So Happy

by Byron on October 29, 2014

Dear Gibson,

Man!  You are so happy.  You always have a smile for me.  Always.  Like almost literally every time I look at you.  It makes me feel so good.  I think that’s the power of being happy – it makes those around you feel good.  That’s worth damn near all the money in the world.

I don’t know where soul comes from.  I equate soul with life force.  That indescribable thing which inspires, which makes us move.  It’s not the same thing as happiness, but it can certainly be related.  I equate soul with the part of me that is connected to everything – to God, the Universe, people, love and especially you and Decker!

It’s awesome you’re so happy!  I hope it’s something that lives with you for a long time, maybe forever.  If it requires work to maintain or get back sometimes, that’s okay.  It will be worth it.

I love you, Gib!  I’m so happy you’re my son.  I love seeing you smile at me.




You’re 2!!!

by Byron on October 24, 2014


I can’t believe it!  You turned two yesterday.  I just looked back at how many letters I’ve written you.  More than 50!  Wow.  It feels like I’ve written five or six.  I can’t believe the way time moves on.  It’s relentless.  And what I read about parenting is certainly true: “The days are long, but the years are short.”  I only hope I’m doing a good job for you and your brother and your mom.

I read the letter I wrote you at one week old and I cried.

I read Cause and Effect and I think I might be pretty smart.

I read this and I remember how quick you grew from a newborn.

I could write and reflect and write a little more, but, right now, I’d like to see you and your brother.

The pic below was from a few nights ago.

I love you!


Decker the Doctor


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