|My Buddy Henry|
Last night I looked closely at Henry. The lights were dim and shadows from the TV danced on the walls and on his beautiful face. He was in his pajamas, snuggled in a chair under a quilt made by his Grandma Syd, intently watching his favorite Toy Story DVD. He didn't move a muscle. Even though he's seen the movie so many times, he was mesmerized by Buzz, Woody, and Rex as if it was all new to him. I thought of how much Henry has grown since the day he was born, how big he will seem in comparison to his new baby brother. I thought of how fortunate these two little boys are to have Katie and Bill as parents, who will provide them with so much love but also with wonderful relationships and experiences to create full and active lives for them.
Henry blew me a kiss as Katie escorted him off to bed, and I said, "I love you, little buddy." I'll love his little brother too, and I can't wait to meet him.