I loved our little guy from the minute I knew he was on the way. I didn't even know he was a boy yet. I babysit a few times a month and I see him when I can otherwise. He's a lot of work, but he's such a joy. With my own little one 30 years old now it's been amazing to be around a baby again. He's not much on words yet, but he's managed hey and mama frequently. And he's learned to sit up by himself and he is crawling (although the crawling is still a tad unconventional).
I have always loved children and wished from time to time that life had worked out differently and I'd had more. But even though I didn't I have been blessed with children in my life... the family we fell in love with that has 5 children... Makayla, Braylee, Jonah, James and Laston and I've have literally hundreds of children on Sunday that I have and still love teaching Sunday School.
However, nothing has ever given me more joy than watching my baby girl become a mama. It's really the first time I ever truly understood how much my Grandmother loved me and how much my mama loves my daughter. It's different from how I love my daughter, yet so much the same.
I'm so grateful for this little dude. He's truly the center of my world.