Thursday, May 10, 2007

Love Thursday: Love of Life

When we first met Owen he didn't smile much. He was a tough and angry little baby for lots of very legitimate and understandable reasons. It took him a while to come into his own. I remember that in those first few months of mothering him I had the profound feeling that I was literally watching him bloom, watching him blossom. At this point I can honestly say that Owen is now truly the happiest person I've ever known -- ever -- in my entire life. Owen truly loves life. Kyle and Owen both do. For sure. But so much of the time it is just so totally, totally transparent with Owen. For me, Owen embodies so many, many things. One of them is that in his three short years of life so far, Owen -- his whole entire self, his whole entire life -- is the embodiment of resilience. To me, he is the epitome of transcendence. This photo was taken yesterday afternoon in our yard. I hooked up the hose for the first time this spring. Owen was loving it. But then again, he was loving pretty much every moment of the entire day. Happy Love Thursday everyone!


Lori said...

Love it! What better fun than playing in the hose??

Bongga Mom said...

Children are like little mirrors -- they reflect the environment they grow up in. Owen is obviously surrounded by lots of love and happiness, it shows in his face.

crazylady said...

Hi ya,
I see you lurking on my site,and thought I'd break the ice. I think your children are amazing. AMAZING. Wish I could have found you sooner.
I will have a lookey see around your e-house.
LOVE the smile on Owen. Life for the embracing (when not complaining :o)

Cindy from central NC said...

Wow, Heather, I'm so glad you left a note on my blog so I could learn about your's. You have a wonderful and beautiful family....and your blog is a lot of fun to read. I'd like to add you to my "fav twin blog sites"....
I look forward to reading your older posts and to new ones to come!
-Cindy from NC

Cindy from central NC said...

Heather, your family is beautiful. I'm so glad you left a comment on my blog so I could learn about your site. I'm adding you to my "favorite blogs" have a great writing style.

PastorMac's Ann said...

Your love has allowed him to grow into the person he was truly meant to be - with a passion and love for life.

How wonderful!