This is our oldest son, Liam. Well, and me, of course. We had a wonderful visit from Uncle Jack and Aunt Pam from Indiana, who brought the beloved Uncle Deryle and Aunt Nadine. Liam happened to be at football practice, so Aunt Pam requested a photo with the boy and how much he's grown.
Here it is.
I just can't express how amazing it is to know that I held him in my two hands, once. How I watched him learn to walk, helped him put together words, then phrases, then arguments to my own assertions. Oh, I look around me and I see that years have passed - but it seems like just a blink.
No matter how hard it is to foster, feed and fraternize with these - it is a great and mighty reward, for sure.