“Happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour.” ~Walt Whitman
There is a different kind of joy when you are around a kid like Nate. We are indeed so blessed to have him in our lives.
I taught Nate how to say three with his fingers but he found it hard to raise his three fingers all at the same time so I told him, “two plus one” using two fingers on the left and one on the right. He laughed and when I asked him “how old are you?” he said “three, three, three”. Oo nga naman, it is easier to say them in words, right Nate? Smart boy 🙂
We were both admiring their small aquarium and I asked him if the fish inside have names. He smiled, pointed at each one and said, “Nonna, Josef, Mommy, Daddy, Nathan….” Sometimes, I am simply amazed how he makes me smile.
We were singing happy birthday while he was blowing the spare candle on his birthday cake and he was singing a little louder than we were. A the end of the song, he added, “happy birthday Nathan“. Then he bestowed the usual wet kisses and warm hugs on each of us. Priceless moments of joy.
May you always be blessed little one. You are a wonderful blessing to us all.
How can you even know how precious your baby is until you feel the soft touch of his fingers on your face, the complete trust he has in you as you hold his hands and take a step or two, the smile on his face as he recognizes your voice, the warm embrace, the wet kisses on your face, the moments you pick him up and he snuggle close to you, safe and warm in your arms. It’s the unspeakable happiness he shows when you are around and the inexpressible love that makes him so precious, so loved, so treasured.
He is turning three in a few days, a lovable and smart kid. Time flies…too soon.
I always look forward to the days when they visit me and Nate’s shouts of “I love you Nonna”. A warm hug, a tight embrace, a wet kiss on the cheeks, what more could one ask for.