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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A Jew and a Man

Today is such a special day. Two days ago was also such a special day. Here's why:

18 years ago today - at least I'm pretty sure it was 18 years ago - the girl in this picture (above middle) was born. A happy family with two awesome parents and three awesome daughters became even happier. She sleepy-smiled her way right into our hearts and hasn't left there since.

She was literally the cutest baby I have ever seen in my life. I hope my kids are as cute as Baby Julie was! She had sparkly eyes and was so sweet and smiley. We all wanted her to be our best friend.

Now she is way more grown up. She is beautiful! I always tell her she is the pretty one (even though all of my sisters are the pretty ones.....). She has gorgeous hair and is so cute and funny. In high school, she would sit up and help me study for tests. She is the best storyteller and we laugh so hard whenever we get to hang out together. Whether she is chumming along to the radio or we are doing each other's hair or she is screaming on the bathroom floor because she can't put her contact it, she is making me laugh.

And ah de boys want her, too. Obviously.

Two days ago was another special was the day the best Jacob in the world turned 13. Whataman!
Baby Jacob was bald and energetic. I still picture him as a little boy running nearly naked around the house, dancing to Tarzan music, his Lego sword stuck in his underwear. He had a knack for breakdancing and the collective adoration of all of his sisters, and his brother. Not to mention, the ladies.

Stitches couldn't mar his handsomeness; they only made him more rugged-looking. The boy is a stud. He is also one of the most genuinely nice people I've ever known. He is a good friend to everyone, whether they are his friends or not. I'm so impressed with the way he puts himself in others' shoes and then performs simple acts of kindness for them without being prompted.

He is also super-funny! And so smart. He never makes fun of me for not knowing things that, to him, should be common knowledge. One time, I wanted to impress a boy, so I asked Jacob what every boy knows about football. I asked him to list some famous quarterbacks for me, and asked about some specific plays that are always super-exciting. He took my questions seriously and told me his favorite quarterbacks and why everyone else likes them, too. It was extremely helpful.

I don't know how to congratulate these two enough on their good decision in coming to our family! It wouldn't be the same without them. I'm so glad Julie got switched at the hospital. I'm so glad Jacob didn't get switched at the hospital. I'm so glad they are such good friends to me. Here's to the Man and the Jew :) Peace, and blessings.

1 comment:

  1. Haha we always joke that Helen was switched at the hospital, looks like there is always one in every family :) Happy birthday to Julie & Jacob!