Friday, February 13, 2009

4 years ago....

4 years ago, February 13, at 4:49am, I gave birth to my second child. It was a boy this time and we were thrilled to finally have a son. We named him Christopher Eugene.

I always wanted to name him Christopher. Eugene is a blessed namesake to 2 deceased family members. My husband's uncle, whom he dearly loved, passed before he and I ever met. His middle name was Eugene and he was born in February, too. My grandmother, who passed 4 months before I gave birth to my daughter, was born on Groundhog Day and her middle name was Eugene as well. I think her mom and dad thought they were gonna have a son so her name ended up being Jimmie Eugene. It was our simple of way of letting their spirit live on in our lives. I know it touched Kevin's grandmother's heart that we would give her son's middle name to our son, her grandchild. She sadly passed away when Chris was only 10 months old.

We have a party planned for Sunday. It will be a modest setting with family and friends, lasting around 2 hours or so. I am sure he will have lots of gifts to open. We have him a few things and I made a stop at Walmart on my way home from school today to pick him up a surprise goody for him to open this evening at home with dad, big sis, and me.

Gosh, it just does not seem like 4 years have gone by. Wow! He will be in school before I know it. *sob* Man I feel old!


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