At 1:37 in the morning Joshua will begin the new age of seven. He is very excited about becoming older. We were talking earlier this evening and he was telling me that now that he will be older I cannot tickle him anymore. I asked him what I was supposed to do with my extra time if I could not tickle him. He thought for a minute and then asked, "Are babies ticklish?" I told him that of course all babies are ticklish. He said, "When Jamie and Christian's baby is born you can tickle her." He will be a wise seven year old uncle indeed.
Josh is still doing well at home. He is still taking pretty good naps in the afternoon but his overall energy level seems to be up. We are still working on getting him to be more active. Especially exercising his legs to get them stronger. He did not want to take a walk tonight but maybe next time. I am sure he will get plenty of activity tomorrow as the birthday gent of the day.
Seven years ago Renee and I were at the hospital in Brandon getting ready to go into surgery for a c-sec. We had no idea what we were having, we had decided to keep the sex a secret until the very end. Nervous and anxious we waited for our new child to come into the world. Later that night we were blessed with a beautiful and healthy son. We named him Joshua Edward. It seems like it was only yesterday. But we have come far since that joyous night and we have far to go from here on our long walk together.
When dawn breaks a new age begins.
The age of the seven year old warrior.