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Seven Weeks of Simon

  /   Saturday October 22, 2011  

Today, my son Simon is seven weeks old.  As I type, he’s sleeping in the Baby Bjorn carrier that I’m wearing.  I’ve been wanting to post something to the blog about him for some time.  Finally, I figured this was a good time to go for it.

It’s an interesting time for him to be seven weeks old.  There were seven weeks between my  first date and second date with my wife and another seven weeks after that before the third date.  Four years ago today, right after our first date, I had the accident on I-65 which could have killed me.  Someone crossed the median in front of me, and I couldn’t avoid him.  Then, a tractor trailer ran over my trunk with his back tires.  So, I needed recovery time and couldn’t easily travel for dates.  Things got much better (and dates more frequent) after that.

Maybe I’m biased because I’m his dad, but I was struck from the beginning at how beautiful of a baby he is.  Now, in the last week, he has become more interactive.  We can hear him coo.  We can shake a rattle in front of him and watch him follow it with his eyes.  He smiles.  I hear it won’t be too long before he can laugh.  My challenge will be to try to make him laugh when he can.

So, God spared my life four years ago, and now he has given me a family.  Yes, I have been blessed greatly.  I just need to remember this, especially when it is 3 AM.

Category: News on My Life

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