On Wednesday, September 1st. Ryan came into this world at 4A.M. to the proud parents of Angela and Bill. Four-year-old Nathan, will never be alone. He will always have a brother to share in life's ups and downs.
On Thursday, he and I picked red rose buds, and one white rose for his mother, his favorite yellow daisy-like flowers and some lavender, to offset the pink geranium, as it smelled nice. We filled a small bud vase and added light translucent lilac ribbon to it and hurried off to meet the new arrival. His dad and I planned the timing in order to have a video camera to capture the experience of meeting his new brother, Ryan. The conversation went something like this. Hi, Ryan, I'm Nathan, your big brother. He always will be.
As we passed the lobby desk, all the people thought he was so cute, and they said, "he is a heartbreaker." He looked so proud carrying the flowers for his mother. I brought his favorite cookies, (chocolate chip), which were made in the morning. Nothing but the best for his mom. As I trailed behind him, he entered seeing Ryan for the first time. He couldn't wait to hold the happy bundle, kissing his little face and touching his hands.
Later, his parents gave him a card, daddy read it's content and then a huge sticker was placed on Nathan's shirt, reading "awsome big brother." Gifts were also opened, from mom and dad and his new brother, Ryan.
This all translates to one happy and loving family. We are very proud of them, and the best gift of all, is the gift of love from our God, and His new creation. A new little bundle of joy to love, as Nathan said, "forever."
Today was a big day for Ryan. He got his first car ride with mommy and daddy, and is settled into his new home. Now the work begins, discovering that he has hands, that he can laugh, enjoy the light, and hear voices. He will hold and move small objects and observe faces and new places. He will become friends, with his father, mother and brother, who will help form his little character, and kiss all his boo-boo's.
Little wonder, miraculously made, we're sure glad your here to share in our lives, a brother's joy and mom and dad's newest boy.
We know we were smiled upon today, in a very very special way.
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