Saturday, October 3, 2009

Getting to Know You.

Sometimes, when I look at pictures of my baby boys...

(Tyler at six months)

(Tucker at six months)

... I think, my goodness, I barely knew you then.

I didn't know yet that Tucker would love his scooter as much as Tyler loves his books. Or that Tuck would dislike string cheese but make up for it with yogurt. Or that Tyler would make friends everywhere we went and take on kids twice his size at any park. Or that Tucker would be a peacemaker and Tyler would rock the boat. I didn't know what it would sound like for them to sing along in the car, or tell what they are thankful for, or who would request Little Einsteins and who would love Zoboomafoo. I had no idea. But now I do. Implicitly.

Sometimes I wonder if I'll look back at pictures of my preschooler and toddler and think that very same thing. My goodness, I barely knew you then.
There's so much more to learn.
What a gift, to know a couple of people that well, from the very beginning.

1 comment:

Alli said...

I am in love with this post. A sweet realization.

Thank you.