This is the second to last post in the livebig365 love is series. It’s taken place during the month of July and has turned into a virtual cornucopia of offerings from vlogs, to riffs to youtube videos to some very sentimental writing from me.

Here’s the top 10 things I love about my oldest son, (by 10 minutes), Seb. Again, in no particular order:

  1. When Seb was less than three, Rupert and I finally had enough money to buy a new couch that replaced the old loveseat that we had been given by my mom and dad. We were really proud and bought what we thought was a kick-ass couch that could seat all four of us. After the first night the couch was installed, Seb rather quietly went missing. I found him in the basement lying on the old loveseat, crying pretty softly, telling it how much he missed it.
  2. He will do absolutely anything that is required for absolutely anyone. Honest to God, the shirt off his back is no trouble at all.
  3. He knows me better, in fact way way better, than I know myself and he is extremely patient with me. So, when he calls to ask me how I am doing, he really listens, and never ever responds immediately. I’ve learned a lot from that way of behaving.
  4. He loves hard, sometimes to his own detriment, and picks himself up, dusts himself off and starts all over again. Every single time.
  5. When he walks into a room, and he doesn’t even realize it, everyone looks up from what they are doing.
  6. I’ve had some tough times when Seb has been on the other end of the phone and he just listens. He doesn’t say anyting, he just listens.
  7. He believes in the goodness of our family, all six of us, and in many many small and virtually undetected ways, has quietly helped this refurbished and reconstituted version of ourselves to a place of energized loveliness. He does it all behind the scenes, not really looking for any credit.
  8. When I found out I was having twins it was during the standard 18 week sonogram. I remember two things distinctly about this life-changing moment; the first was the look of incredulous panic on Rupert’s face when the technician announced that she saw two babies, and the second was a moment quite soon after that, when I saw Seb, who was in one sac, reach out to Dyl in the other and touch his fingertips. He has reached for him that way ever since. It is a unique, sometimes unfathomable relationship that oftentimes makes me feel teary.
  9. I describe him to people as a 6’4″ quivering mass of jelly. He’s tall and hulking and the sweetest, and really really really would never harm a fly.
  10. I just absolutely love everything about him.

Thanks for being in my life, Seb. The gift is all mine.

About livebig365

Join me as I dive in to the deep end of the pool and challenge myself to live big and love big. What does that mean? In 2012 , I accepted the invitation to push myself beyond my comfort zone, at least once a day, and engaged and responded to my life, or a given situation in my life, in a way that would normally scare the hell out of me. Why did I do it it? Because it was time time to begin, and I was ready! Each day brought a new revelation, lesson, challenge, encounter, a teaching moment, that revealed to me that living big and loving big are uniquely interconnected. Welcome 2013, the year of lovebig 365. Each post was an expression of love experienced, witnessed, inspired, manifested. It didn't always make sense in the moment, and yet its sheer mystery hopefully evoked a beautiful affirmation of life and all of its shimmery brightness; broken up, lovely to behold, tender and full of purpose. 2014, jagged, bumpy, disjointed posts. 2015, silence, and plenty of growth within that silence. Manifesting 2016: The creation of a gathering place for gratitude. Join in the wavering, audacious, unequivocal fun. 2017: Reflection 2018: POWER, MAGIC, TRANSFORMATION
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