How can this be true? How could 21 years just slip by so fast? But it has and I didn’t know how much our lives would change after my Little Chacho Aaron was born. John, my daughter and I mention this to each other quite often. At first I didn’t know what I would do with him and then after he was here I didn’t know what I would do without him. On that note I thought I would share some then and now pictures with all of you:
Then, he laughed at himself in the mirror and made me laugh.
Now he still makes me laugh.
Then I loved to sit with him and smell his hair and kiss him on his head.
Now if I could only reach his hair and head I would do the same thing.
Then, Jennifer and him were buddies.
Now they still are.
Then, his cousin Emilee was his first friend other than his two other cousins Ben and Maria whom he grew up with; so they were more like brothers and sister to him.
Now Emilee and Joshua still care for each other, although they don’t see each other as often as they did when they were young.
Then, his cousin Keegan who was born 8 months after him always played so well together and made a Thanksgiving tradition of spending the night at our house and went shopping on Black Friday.
Now, they will always be cousins and are still the best of friends although their traditions have changed.
Then, he could always make me laugh and cry at the same time.
Now, he still does. I think that some of you know that I pour my heart and soul into some of my posts and this is one of them. I don’t know if any of you know how many tissues I go through when I write some of my posts; but be assured that I went through LOTS on this one. I miss the days when Joshua was just a little boy and I miss the days of him growing older. The way I get through the days of missing him, is by remembering that he is happiest where he is now. Isn’t that what every Mother wants for their children, is for them to be happy? Now on this Friday, October 12th I want to wish my little Chacho Aaron a very Happy 21st Birthday tomorrow and hope that he’s as happy as he’s made me.
Anyway…… on to the crochet part of my post. Here’s John in his new/old hat being silly of course.
I finished up the order for one of my co-workers who ordered the KU hat by making this cute pair of Little Prince Loafers. I love how they turned out and so did she.
I made a hat for another co-worker that commissioned me to make a black and white hat with a pink flower on it. She loved it and so did I.
One of the hair stylist who works in the salon where I get my hair done ordered a second pair of cowboy boots for her baby boy, Roman. I love how the boots turned out and so did she. The pattern I used for the cowboy boots and loafers come from The Lovely Crow. I think I’ve mentioned this before but I love all of her patterns and have never found a mistake in any of them. I’m looking forward to the weekend and hope that I can get more crocheting done and maybe even get the crochet pieces that I didn’t sell put away properly. So how about you, do you have any plans? I would love to hear all about them.