Happy 5th Birthday, Bode!
Bode is laying in the bed next to me as I write this. Sprawled legs and arm wide, taking full advantage of the king size bed we have til next week. He seems so much bigger than when we left 8 months ago (has it really been that long?). Yet he still seems too young to send off to kindergarten, or to trust with any sort of sharp object.
He’s grown since the onset of the trip, not just physically (we’ll have to compare that on the old growth chart when we get back), but emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. He continually questions us, always surprises and never…never wants to sleep.
He’s often asked his favorite part of the trip, and I’m always amazed by his answers. There are many.
Visiting the place where they make the laws, Victoria BC
Anytime there was snow
Yo-yo and Wolfie’s house (he wants to move next door) because they have Lego Star Wars for Wii
Seeing shooting stars
Video games with his cousins
Holidays with the family
Carnaval in La Paz, Baja California
Boogie Boarding in Sayulita
I was often asked if I thought he’d remember this trip, and yes, I don’t think he’ll ever forget it.
Happy Birthday kid, to know you is to love you.
With all my love,