Today is my sweet Henry's seventh birthday.
Thinking about this special boy being seven years old - SEVEN - literally makes me want to cry.
I wish every parent could have a child like Henry.
Since the day he was born, he has been a complete joy.
He came out fat and happy.
As long as he was with his mama and had a full belly, life was all good for my love. And that's pretty much stayed the same.
Henry never cried when he was a baby. This could likely be because I carried him in a Baby Bjorn for the first year of his life. He slept with me because Chris worked third shift and Henry ate every two hours for a year. He was my little snuggle bug. He was born just barely twelve months after David, and I was terrified of him at first. Terrified that I wasn't enough for two babies, that I wouldn't love him as much as I loved David, and that we were going to be in way over our heads with two tiny little humans to take care of.
Henry was everything I needed.
He has always been the sweetest boy. He's so happy to do pretty much anything. He's a good listener, curious, smart, and good at pretty much everything he tries. He is a total love.
The thought of him getting older and older makes me so sad. I wish I had some way to freeze time and keep all of my boys exactly where they are right now.
Henry, at seven years old, loves Legos, making movies with his camcorder, playing Brickbuilder on the computer, Lego Ninjago, riding his bike, playing outside, swimming, jumping on the trampoline, arts and crafts, writing stories, drawing pictures, Harry Potter, Willy Wonka, and reading. He's a Cub Scout, in the science club, and on the baseball team. He's been on honor roll every semester since he started school and he loves every minute of every day.
His favorite foods are pizza, turkey sandwiches, cheeseburgers, smoothies, waffles, ice cream, Clementines, string cheese . . . let's be honest. He's not real picky.
He's considerate, sweet, generous, and thoughtful. He's sensitive and has an enormous heart. He wants to help people, and I know he will do big things in his life.
Henry has been a complete delight since the day he was born. Please don't be mistaken - he can crank it up and have a fit like every other child. However, ninety-nine percent of the time he is the easiest child ever. He is an amazing little person, and I am so proud and lucky to be his mama.
Happy birthday my sweet boy!