When Henry joined our family it was a special day. Our grandsons were getting older and after 35 years of having children around, be it our own kids or our grand children we found ourselves feeling somewhat alone. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had kids since I was one so having the time to expand on our own personal horizons was exciting too but awfully quiet! We survived the empty nest phase only because it was short lived and grand kids came early but suddenly the grand kids were busy with activities and friends and there just seemed to be less laughter (and less mess and less noise) in our lives and then came Henry!
This little guy, while somewhat mischievous was such a wonderful addition to our family and he brings us the gift of laughter and love every single day. The first year I was more exhausted than when I had a new born, at least babies don’t chew up your flip-flops or eat the cheese platter when you leave the room . There was a learning curve to be sure but well worth it. I’m looking forward to another Christmas with our Henry and now that he knows what he can chew and what he can’t there will be more HO HO HO and less NO NO NO.