So I'm going to get sappy now!
When Seamus was about three months old, we lived with my parents for a few weeks in between selling one house and moving into another. During this time, we got his official diagnosis of achondroplasia. Of course, it wasn't an easy time, being cramped into one small bedroom together, with a new baby, and trying to adjust to this new life and new diagnosis that we had been thrust into. One day, I was sitting in my parents' living room, rocking with Seamus in the rocking chair, and flipping through the channels. I stopped at CMT to watch a few videos, and that's when this song came on.
You know how we sometimes have those "A-ha" moments, and everything suddenly seems to fall into place and make sense? That's what happened to me when I heard this song. After weeks and weeks of worrying about bringing up a child in this world who wouldn't fit the typical mold, it all became clear to me. I realized...there's no way that life is always going to be perfect or easy! But as long as I am able to instill pride and a positive attitude in my son, then he will be okay. Everything will be okay.
This song became our anthem, the song we would play for him as a tiny baby, and the song he now loves to sing as a big 4-year-old. I carry these words around with my daily on my keychain.And of course, if he decides to get married, on his wedding day this will be the song he dances to with his mom.
Happy birthday to my little baby...
My big boy...
Always remember to dream big.