Hi-ya, Hunter-Magoo! Happy Birthday today to a boy who has been surprising me and making me smile since that Saturday morning you were born 9 years ago. You absolutely messed up my work day – because back then, I never took one off, and when I emerged from a meeting and was told: Uh, you have a grandson, I thought I was being punked or something!
But I wasn’t. I was deliriously excited and shaky rushing to buy flowers for your mommy and trying to get to the hospital. And oh-so-tiny you were. And so mysterious, too – born to two gorgeous blond-haired, blue-eyed people, there you were with that shock of black hair – THREE weeks early! See? **Surprise!**
WARNING: Lots and lots of pictures that make your Nonna go “Aaaaaawwwwwwwwww“
I know I get all gooey on you and it makes you a little crazy. But it is because I just adore you with my whole, entire heart, ya know? You’ve been The Little Prince and my “widdle guy.” I have tickled your little M & M toes and watched them graduate to being ‘Tootsie Rolls’ haha. You’ve gone from this short, tiny kid with the big-thinking brain to become my almost-double-digits man-child, a boy who thinks like he’s grown, a boy cut out for important things.
So, on the occasion of your 9th birthday, Hunter-Magoo, I just wanted to tell you that I love you. I respect your insight into he things of God and I love how much you love and care for your baby brother. I praise God for giving you a brother because you soooooo wanted a brother and that makes me happy that He saw that and blessed you. I admire what a good son you have grown up to be, how honoring you are of your parents and it makes me so happy to see what a great fun-making, playmate you are with your younger cousins. They always have so much fun following you with all your great ideas! Your are handsome on the outside because of all the goodness and love on the inside.
Now that you’re old enough, I can tell you all the secrets of our family universe and answer any questions you have. I can give you grown-up advice and still cuddle you in the mornings when you stay over. I love your gentleness, I admire your attention to making sure I get plenty of love and affection when you’re around and having you in the room always always always makes me happy. I am so proud of you, HP. You’re a good boy and becoming an amazing young man.
I guess I should share a picture of you as my big-guy.
Spirit Week at Hunter’s school. He got to be “70s.” Makes me smile! :)
Happy Birthday, my man-child. Your Nonna loves you to infinity and beyond!
Oh, and in other fun news, Hunter is not only 9 on the 9th, but his baby brother, Kai, is 9 months today, too. On the 9th! How cool is that?
UPDATE 10-10-13: Today his mommy blogged this, it is amazing! http://www.powersadoptionstory.blogspot.com/2013/10/hunter-adopted-brother.html