four years ago...

Four years ago a life was changed. For the better.
A little child was cut out of of swollen body after being over-baked by five days and over 36 hours of grueling labor.
A single cry brought tears to a set of eyes.
The evicted inhabitant grabbed onto a finger. The single greatest moment of a mother's life was captured.
Two parents were grateful.

A story has been read to the evicted inhabitant every night since.

"On the night you were born, the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeking in
 to see you and the night wind whispered, "Life will never be the same." 

Because there had been anyone life you... ever in the world."

"So enchanted with you were the wind and the rain that the whispered the sound of your wonderful name.

The sound of your name is a magical one. Let's say it out loud before we go on."

"It sailed through the farmland high on the breeze...

Over the ocean...

And through the trees..."

"Until everyone heard it and everyone knew of the one and only ever you."

"Not once had there been such eyes, such a nose, such silly, wiggly, wonderful toes.

In fact, I think I'll count to three so you wiggle your toes for me."

"When the polar bears heard, they danced until dawn.

From faraway places, the geese flew home.

The moon stayed up until morning the next day.

And none of the lady bugs flew away."

"So whenever you doubt just how special you are and you wonder who loves you, how much and how far, listen for geese honking high in the sky.
(They're singing a song to remember you by)"

"Or notice the bears asleep at the zoo.
(It's because they've been dancing all night for you.)"

"Or drift off to sleep to the sound of the wind.
(Listen closely... is whispering your name again!)"

"IF the moon stays up until morning one day or a ladybug lands and decides to stay,
or a little bird sits at your window awhile,
it's because they're all hoping to see you smile."

"For never before in story or rhyme
(not even once upon a time)
has the world ever known a you, my friend,
and it never will, not ever again..."

"Heaven blew every trumpet
and played every horn
one the wonderful, marvelous
night you were born."

"You are loved."

Happy 4th birthday over-baked inhabitant.

Story by Nancy Tillman
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  1. Aww, so cute! My little girl turns 4 on Thursday! She was 10 days overdue but only 6 hours of labor - you win some you lose some I guess :)

  2. SO sweet!!! What a sweet story - I love that you read it to him every night :) Happy 4th birthday to your little man!

  3. Adorable :) Happy Birthday little man!

  4. One of my favorite books! Happy birthday to you and your little man :)

  5. Oh my gosh!!! Happy birthday!!! Such a sweet dedication to your little man!


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