Buddy, you’re three. I can’t wrap my head around that number. I still remember bringing you home from the hospital and snuggling your warm body. But really, and more strongly, I can’t believe it’s only been 3 years. You are a part of our family that feels like it’s always been there. I’ve known you forever, even if I only met you 3 years ago. You complete us, bud.
One of my favorite things about you right now is the love. You love so hard, and so often, and without abandon. You want Mama to give you two minute hugs when I drop you off at school. You want Papa to rub your back and tell you a story at bedtime. You just want to be anywhere near Harry. You love everyone and it’s so sweet. We get to have “Mama and Oscar” days a few days a week right now, and it breaks my heart in the best way when you ask for them.
You can be shy, always looking at Papa or me for strength when someone notices you. But Oscar, you are so strong. Physically, you are. There is no question about that. But on the inside too. You amaze me with your strength. I believe you will do so much with this strength. SO much.
Also, bud, you are hilarious. You always know when to crack a joke-your timing is impeccable. We are constantly laughing when you’re around. You bring such wonderful life to our house every day. It’s very apparent how perceptive you are. You can make just about anyone laugh.
And the charm. My goodness son, you have a lot of charm. I haven’t met a person who doesn’t love you. You win us all over with your sweetness, your humor, your timidness, and your quiet strength. People are constantly telling me how much they love you, and I fully get it. You’re very lovable. VERY lovable.
Every day gets better with you, Oscar, which is tough because you started out with a good day. Regardless of the situation, you only experience teeny, tiny lapses in the imense joy you have. And you spread that joy to the rest of us. It makes everyones day a bit brighter, and for that, we are all thankful.
I love you Oscar.