Happy 15th Birthday to my ALEX!! I can’t believe he’s 15 years old. Alex is the definition of JOY! He’s everything that I hoped and prayed for in a kid. When I was pregnant with Alex I had a feeling that he was going to be a rock star. I just had a feeling that he was going to be HAPPY.
He’s the happiest kid ever. He brings noise and life and magic to our house. He brings laughter and jokes and silliness. A teacher once describe Alex as a “party in a box” and I feel like it’s the perfect way to describe him. That IS him. He’s a party that you can take anywhere. He’s always got a smile. He’s always got that twinkle in his eye. He’s just got it.
I found out I was pregnant with Alex when William was 3 1/2 months (yes, MONTHS!) old. We had just lost our dear friend Dimitri Gavriel and it was devastating to my husband. I remember praying to Dimi the month before I got pregnant with Alex asking him to send us another baby. I wanted my husband to have something happy in his life after the loss of his best friend.
When I found out Alex was a baby boy, I knew that Dimi had had a hand in that, too. He brought my husband something that he was to him in many ways, a brother. I’ve always felt that Dimi lives within my Alex someway, somehow. And I know Alex feels his presence in his life and prays to him when he needs him. It warms my heart.
And now he’s 15 years old! He’s taller than me. He’s stronger than me. He’s a young man. I can’t get over it.
But there’s one thing that’s for sure, he’ll always be my “little Al!”
His smile lights up my day and week and life!
And so… as Alex embarks on his 15th year, I want this year to be the best one yet! LOTS Of new things coming his way… high school being one of them. He’s ready for it! As always I’ve made a video to recap the year! He’s my Mr. COOL!
Love you ALEX!
I’m so proud of you and I LOVE YOU CRAZY!