enjoy when I attend Baby Showers as a well seasoned Mom listening to the new mother-to-be and new mothers discussing how they can't imagine loving another child as much as their first. I know that once they experience the birth of that next child it will all be changed instantaneously! I remember thinking those now 'hard to imagine I felt that way' thoughts myself. And then came my second dose of love at first sight! Bam, lightning!
Timothy Richard. We named him Timothy because I love that name and I love the nickname, Timmy. The Richard is for my Dad's brother, Richard aka Dick. Dick died at the tender age of 12 and I wanted to keep a bit of him going for my Grandmother and my Dad. They both were deeply touched.
For years all Tim was called was Timmy. Oh, he had the occasional Timbo or Tim, but to my heart and soul he was Timmy. And then he became a teenager. Uh, Mom? I really would prefer you all just start calling me Tim, not Timmy. As I have a brother who for years was known as Billy and then found it an anathema to be known as anything other than Bill, I got the picture loud and clear. And Timmy stayed buried in my heart. For a while. And then he met his wife to be, Lisa. Lisa started calling him Timmy. He liked it, he allowed it. Slowly I have been able to bring Timmy back to use without being called out. (Thank you, Lisa)! It's nice to have our Timmy back!
And now Timmy has a new name, one he loves to hear more than any other name he's been called...Daddy! There's a new girl in town, and she's given him a story line that is a fairy tale in the making! He's her Prince Charming there is no denying it when you see the two together!
So to all the names in your hat...and from all the hearts you hold captive...
Happy Birthday my dear son, I love you now and forever. And yes...lightning can strike in the same place more than once. As the saying goes...a picture's worth a thousand words.