LOL, there's that familiar feeling again... Where did the time go? Eight years, it's not a long time, but it's such a long time, all the same!!! Luey is a beautiful kid! He's never been much of a worry to us, except when he had severe reflux teamed with colic in those very early months, but we did eventually get through that. He's a boy who feels things very intensely, but is not at all overt with it. As a baby, once we dealt with the pain of the reflux, he smiled and smiled and smiled. We used to call him Miles of Smiles because of that. But he is truly a boy of balance, and to balance out all that smiling, he sometimes went to some very dark places and sometimes needs help to unfurl himself.
He's stubborn as the day is long, but endearing with it.
He's at once completely self-oriented and completely empathetic. In particular they adoration he shows for Ari reveals how absolutely GIANT his golden heart is.
Golden, yes, that describes Luey well. His hair is golden, but the quality doesn't just end at his roots, it sinks deep into his soul, that golden hue that is warm and shiny and at the same time, sometimes so precious that it seems untouchable.
People love Luey. He's somewhat of a teachers pet, and very popular in his class. I think this is because he's very approachable and easy going with outsiders - I say outsiders because he saves all his deeper feelings for his nearest and dearest and reveals his soft underbelly with us because we are his safe place.
It has taken 8 years to learn this much about Luey, and I'm sure we've just bearly scratched the surface of what there is to know about him. We are so blessed to have Luey in our family, to have the opportunity to get to know the person he is under the smiling golden exterior!
It only took 30 minutes to birth you, Lulu, but it'll take a lifetime to unfurl you!
Happy 8th Birthday!!! Little Matey!