*no idea if we will have power. So I thought I would schedule this ahead of time. As you read this....we may be eyeball deep in Hurricane!*
Today is Bossy's and Sassy's 9th birthday. Everyone tells you that it goes by fast...and it really does. I remember the day they were born like it was yesterday....and here we are....9 years later.
Sassy....Baby "B". Born 3.5 hrs after her brother, breech, in her amniotic sac. She came into this world in her own way....and she is still doing it her way. She loves to read, and will sit quietly for HOURS with a book. She has gotten into reading poetry lately. She loves horses and anything "sparkly." She says her favorite color is brown...like the Earth. A sweet soul....easy going, with a smile that lights up the room. She is sensitive, almost to a fault. Cares deeply about everything. A perfectionist (like her mama....). She love anything to do with nature, and can spend hours looking at rocks, or leaves, or whatever. Her hair is this beautiful golden brown...and when she is a teenager, I know she is going to want blonde highlights. She wears is straight down....and it about half way down her back. Rarely puts anything in her hair...just likes it the way it is.
Bossy.....Baby "A." Born after his amniotic sac ruptured 18 days earlier. I couldn't feel him move because of the lack of fluid. I constantly worried he was dead. But hearing his first little cry....and I do mean LITTLE...was the best sound in the world. He is soooo FUNNY. He has a wonderful sense of timing, and has recently gotten the hang of some of our internal running jokes (like, he is a robot...and his sister is an alien). He dances, and loves music....especially KISS (he gets that from his father). He loves to ride in Daddy's car (aka, the FUN car) and belts out the words to "Shout It Out Loud." He love Webkinz....he knows ALL of their names (and we have 100+)...and picks one each day to be his pal. His favorite TV show is Family Game Night....and wants to be on it sooooo bad. There is so much more going on inside of him....it is just figuring out how to let it out. He wants to be a vet...he loves anything to do with animals. He loves hugs and kisses, although giving them back is a struggle for him. But when he does....they are so loving.
They were born over 4 months premature....weighing just over one pound each. They struggled from the beginning.
But I think their birth history makes them who they are. I don't even "see" Bossy's scars (and they are BIG, and PLENTIFUL)....but he likes to show them to people. People say "oh, I don't know how you did that." He was our kid....we did what we had to do. People say "oh, she was lucky that nothing really happened to her." No...it wasn't luck. I believe he got the Lion's Share of the issues to allow her to one day assume the role that I have....as his guardian and caretaker.
They are terrific kids. SOOOO polite. Yes, they fight....they screw things up. They are kids. They are MY kids. And there isn't anything they could ever do that would make me stop loving them.
So Bossy and Sassy....you will remember this birthday always. How many people get a HUGE hurricane on their birthday!!! I love you and Happy Birthday!