one more night and my youngest son, Christopher will leave home for the fabulous life of living in a dorm at college. i am grateful that he will still be in town.. and that i will still find ways to see him. [did i mention a bribe of bringing home made meals to him and his roomies so i can visit?] [then i will accidently leave my keys so i will have to go back] [then there will be that glove i must have dropped that i will freeze without] [oh, and my diverticulitis will surely kick in every now and then so i can't quite leave yet].. i am very creative and will surely think of a million ways to stay longer... hee hee.
i have had such the privilege of having him for a son.. [all 4 of mine, really] he was the sweetest chubbiest cheeked baby that i nibbled on every chance i had.. and he had a deeper voice than most babies which made him that much cuter. he stuck a KIX cereal up his nostril when he was almost 2, and i had to take him to the ER to have it retrieved. another time he stuck a Q-tip in his ear and perforated his eardrum.. there were the times he and Alex wanted to make it snow in the house so together they took turns shaking a large container of baby powder until empty, laughing in glee as "it snowed"... that was fun to clean up. he was such a snuggler and i spent many many nights rocking him and Alex to sleep together as they were about the same size. [i rocked all of them to sleep every night] his little eyes glistened when he smiled.. he had tow white hair until he was about three then it became darker and turned dark brown. i have many memories to treasure, of all of my children... but he is my youngest and i think that's why its so hard to let him go. i feel tears a'comin...
Alex & Christopher
Christopher & Alex
David, Emily, & Nicholas
Nicholas, Christopher, Emily & Alex
me & Christopher
...may God always keep you safe, my son... it went by much too fast.