Four Years Ago Today

Aidan resting after his first bath.

We were never going to have kids. That was pretty clear once Renee and I were married. We’d be the best aunt and uncle ever. But actually having kids? No thanks. We just didn’t have time for that.

Something changed. I’m not exactly sure what or when. But thank God it did.

And four years ago today, Aidan Michael blessed us with his presence — as he continues to do every day.

As he gets older, he does a lot of things — including testing our patience on a regular basis. However, those moments are nothing compared to the joy this child has brought — and continues to bring.

It wasn’t easy for us to get pregnant and, well, stay pregnant. That’s what made Aidan’s arrival so emotional. He truly blessed us upon his arrival. He made us realize that we can love in a way we never knew.

He is the perfect blend of, well, us. He is Renee’s son. He is my son. And hopefully, one day, those traits will actually help him along in life. 🙂

He’s bright. He’s smart. He’s funny. He doesn’t forget a thing. He’s all little boy — trucks and dirt are two of his favorite things. Yet today he asked me if our neighbor “was going to cut any more of those beautiful flowers for us.”

He’s brought so much joy in four years. It has been amazing to watch him grow and learn.

We’ll celebrate today with a trip to the doughnut shop for a sprinkle doughnut,  his favorite. And tonight we’ll follow up dinner at McDonald’s with cupcakes. His real party is Saturday, at which point our little boy is getting a two-wheeler with training wheels!

In reality, though, we celebrate Aidan every day.

We were never going to have kids.

But thank God we did.

Happy Birthday, Aidan.

Mom and I love you more than you’ll know.

Our little guy today.

15 Comments on “Four Years Ago Today”

  1. Ohhh! Happy Birthday, Aidan!!

  2. Stephanie says:

    I can’t believe you guys didnt’ initially want to have kids! You seem MADE to be parents! Happy birthday, little guy!

  3. Pessimistic Redhead says:

    This is very sweet and really made me happy to read. Happy birthday, Aidan!

  4. elizabethews says:

    happy birthday, Aidan!!!!

  5. Stormy says:

    Happy birthday big guy!!

  6. Molly says:

    Happy Birthday, A!

  7. Happy Birthday Aidan!!

  8. Fritz says:

    awww, Happy Birthday Aidan!!

  9. Sara says:

    This put a huge smile on my face. Happy Birthday, Aidan!

  10. mainlyclearskies says:

    Happy Birthday, Aidan!!

  11. JenBun says:

    Happy B’day, Aidan!

    You’ve got a great dad, with lots of love to give… your future is in good hands! 😉

  12. heatherdc says:

    this is So cute!! happy birthday little guy!

  13. Barb says:

    Happy Birthday!!!

  14. christine says:

    He’s so big and grown-up! Wow. Aidan is lucky to have you and Renee. Very, very lucky.

  15. Anna says:

    Something about Mother’s Day made me all teary yesterday, and I got all teary again reading this. Happy birthday, you big four-year-old boy!

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