Our Star Has Arrived….
That’s what L3’s birth announcement said 7 years ago. We called our baby “star” because we didn’t know if baby was a girl or boy. Star interfered with Mama’s plans for a pedicure before birth (it was a shower gift) by breaking the birth waters right after the prenatal massage (also part of the same shower gift–Thanks Mrs. R!) Despite that, Mama explained to Star how excited she was. Thirty-four hours later we met face to face and the world was changed for me forever. We have a Brian Andreas piece that was given to us when L3 was born just as we were given one for L4. L3’s picture says:
The first time his laughter unfurled its wings in the wind, we knew the world would never be the same.
Our little star has shown himself to be dramatic, creative, wonderfully imaginative and smart. He is excited about so much and I love seeing the little details to which he pays attention and the ideas he tries to put into action. Though slow to talk as a baby, you wouldn’t know it now. Ask anyone who knows him!
This past winter Star was diagnosed with ADHD. We had suspected it for several years, but didn’t feel he was old enough to warrant too much concern. But now so much is explained and knowing this helps us help Star continue to shine, so far without medication. As he put it to me recently, “Mama, I want to be wild. I don’t want something that changes me.” We don’t want that either. Keep twinkling, my little star. Happy 7th Birthday.
***This post is late (though written on L3’s big day) due to the fact that L3 was a baby when we didn’t have a digital camera and therefore we had to scan pictures of his sweet little face. ***