Today is a cool day. My oldest boy Liam turned two. The last two years has been pretty amazing and quite a challenge. Liam had a rough trip into this world with a some what traumatic delivery. Everything was fine after that until he broke his leg earlier this year. All of that aside, he is one amazing little boy. I really have no idea how I got so lucky. I guess I figured that after marrying the best possible woman for me in this world that my luck would have ran out. Now I have two fantastic boys and I am the most content person on earth. Liam has bounced back from the broken leg like I could have never imagined. It’s pretty crazy how kids are through situations like this. I grew so much as a person and as a father through that situation.
Lately I have been thinking about the fact that I am a husband and a father of two and that I have a home, two cars, health insurance, a gym membership and a business. Growing up I used to sit with my family at dinner and wonder if I would ever be able to afford to take my family out to dinner. The concept seemed so out of reach. I used to wonder where the money I had went. Priorities change and the way we spend money changes.
Aside from all of the self reflection over the past couple of days, I have enjoyed celebrating my son’s existence with him. I enjoy telling him stories about when he was born and about memorable moments I have with him. I enjoy sitting on the couch with him under my arm while we read a book. I can not wait until he is old enough to go on short adventures with me. I want nothing more than to show my boys this amazing world God created for us.
If you ask Liam how old he is, he will tell you. “Two, Dada!” His little vocabulary is growing by the minute. Watching him grow is the most amazing experience I have had yet.
We had a small family birthday party for his this last weekend, which was a lot of fun. Here are a couple of photos from his birthday.