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Updates for a friend

Sunday, June 5, 2011

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The other day, I received a note from our good friend, Marion "Sarge" Eveland.

In the typed note, Sarge asked a couple of questions of me.

He said he noticed I had not written anything recently about James David and wondered how he was doing.

Well Sarge, I'm going to tell you.

James David, also affectionately known as "Jellybean," is doing quite well.

He isn't running around yet, Sarge, but he is moving around on the floor.

He is moving backwards at this point as he hasn't mastered the technique of crawling forward. Rather, while on his belly, he'll "scunch" from side to side or backward.

He's so close to crawling, it really is unbelievable.

In fact, it's hard to believe the little guy is almost 8-months-old!.

Not too long ago, we started feeding James David new food.

At first, he did not like carrots, but after a while, he absolutely loves them.

His favorites, however, seem to be fruit, like pears, bananas, apples, and more.

In his note, Sarge asked me if I have learned anything from James David.

I sure have.

James David and I seem to have this connection in that every time he sees me come into a room, he gets this big smile on his face.

Each and everyone of those smiles helps me remember what it was like to be a child.

So care-free. So loved. The world is his and his alone.

It truly is magical coming home from work every day and prepping for Merry and James David to arrive.

When Merry pulls up the drive, I immediately trek outside, help bring him inside, check his diaper and then wash off his face.

From there, the fun begins.

We stroll through the house, looking at all the toys strewn out on the floor.

I bounce him through the air. He laughs, giggles and that smile is plastered all over his face.

He really is a joy, Sarge.

You'd love to meet him and I look forward to the day when you get that chance.