He runs to make his mind still, to organize himself and to get rid of the noise from this loud, confusing world. The more he's moved, the more he's introduced patterns and rhythm into his routine. Laps around the house are a daily ritual. He's made it more complex as he's developed, but the basics are the same. There is a pattern of movement -- specific foot patterns based on whatever song or chant he chooses to accompany the run, and he can not be stopped until he is ready to be.

This is James, and this is our story.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

If Today is your Birthday

If today is your birthday,  you are witty and clever.  You have boundless energy and enthusiasm.  You want to share everything you like with those around you. You love to make people laugh, and want to laugh with them.   

If today is your birthday, you are true of heart, and don't understand the concept of deceit or cruelty.  You are loyal to your friends and family.  You try your hardest at all times and want to succeed. You get concerned when you don't think you will accomplish your goals, but you are willing to ask for help, and everyone wants to be there for you because they know how important it is for you. 

If today is your birthday, you are well loved.  Your family and friends have created a strong network to support you.  Your grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, godparents and friends are all standing by your side and would do anything for you.  Your parents are so proud of you and love you more than you will ever know, and understand that you have taught them how to be better people - more patient, caring and loving.  You have opened doors for your parents that they never felt imaginable, and have helped strengthen their relationship with each other. Your brother adores you and wants to be with you all the time. 

If today is your birthday, you are incredibly special, and the world is a better place because you are in it.  Happy 8th birthday James!

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