You’re Too Big!

by Byron on February 4, 2016


You’re too big.  I used to be able to lay you on my chest to sleep.  First, your feet barely got to my stomach.  Then your feet went to my waist.  Now they’re at my knees.  You’re almost too big to sleep on me anymore.

Watching you and Decker grow is, in some ways, one of the most heartbreaking things I’ve ever experienced.  When you’re small, I can keep you safe.  When you’re small, everything is in front of you.  Everything.  Now, a little bit is behind you.  Just a little.  Like your first steps.  The first time you said “luv ooo.”  The first time you hugged your brother for no reason.

Obviously, so much more is in front of you.  But the old saying, “You’ve got your whole life in front of you” isn’t exactly true.  Now, a little bit is behind you.  Just a tiny bit.  But just enough to break a parent’s heart.

You’re getting too big too quick.  But keep it up buddy!

I love you!



The Sweetest Little Bruiser Around

by Byron on January 24, 2016


The history of my little blog chronicling your lives shows how sweet you are and have been since birth.  You are eager to get love and give love.

And you still are sweet.  It’s in you.  I’m not sure that it can go anywhere.

But now you are the sweet little bruiser.  You’re tough.  Rough and tumble.  You have very little fear.  When Decker knocks you over, full force, I wait for you to come up crying and run over to me for a cuddle.  It doesn’t usually happen that way.  You usually laugh.  Then you pick yourself up and run around with your big brother.

Decker has become pretty sweet himself.  He’s thoughtful.  He looks out for you.  He thinks through everything.

The two of you are becoming quite the pair.

The blizzard of ’16 was yesterday.  We went outside and played in the snow.  The snow is taller than you; in most places, by a lot.  You guys will probably be off of school for a couple days.

I love you, Gib!





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