Today is my son’s 6th birthday. Our world indeed changed forever. He continues to change it.
There are times where he reminds me of me…and I laugh.
My mom laughs harder.
You see, she raised me and lived to tell about it. She still had friends. She should thank me…haha! No really. She said that I helped her to not be shy because she had to explain me to other people. Now, I get to do that with Cephas. It sounds like this “yes, he loves to run”, “yes, he loves to quote movies”, “there really is a song in his head at all times”…my mom had to explain “yes, she is barking and we are hoping that she will start talking soon”. Once I started, I didn’t stop…kind of like Cephas. Fortunately, I don’t have to explain my child’s fear of everything with a mustache (oh Kevin we miss you), braces or face make-up (they also call those clowns). My personal favorite is when I would freak out when she would pray, asking for angels to encamp around about us. I wasn’t possessed; I was just scared of seeing angels. How hard is that to explain? Sorry Mom. Instead, my kids seem to have moments where they have no fear.
There are times when he reminds me of Ray. He has those moments quite often and for many more reasons than I will list here today. Every time Ray wonders where Cephas gets his love of order and schedules…I remind him that he is his father’s child. His love for music, his ability to sit and just be (they do exist), his love for speed (running)…hooray for that one! If he gets a track scholarship, it will be cause of Ray’s genes (those are some good genes). If he runs into a wall, its cause he was being silly and not paying attention. That folks can somehow be blamed on me. There is no changing that, so I must accept it. Someday, I’ll get there. I’m just glad that the incessant running into parking lots…up streets…away from me…that has ceased! And the people rejoice.
I love his compassion. I love that God has given Ray and I this amazing gift in Cephas to raise, guard and guide. What an amazing little heart.
So, happy birthday to my Cephas Alexander! Six years old!!!