Saturday, April 28, 2012

Happy Day :)

Today is a special day for Carter B.  I'm not sure if he knows it - but I do.

Today is Uncle Ben's birthday.

"What does that have to do with Carter?!"

Hold on, I'm getting there.

Jake and I have been married for 5 years.  That's roughly 1,825 days.  Out of those 1,825 days - Ben has asked us when he'll be an uncle on approximately 934 of them.  One year for Christmas, he bought me a pregnancy test.  From the Dollar Store, but a pregnancy test is a pregnancy test, right?!

When we told Uncle Ben that he would, indeed, be an Uncle - in a very 'unconventional' way, to a 3 year old with Down syndrome - he was thrilled.  Uncle Ben never once doubted our decision.  Or at least if he did, he never vocalized it to us.

We've had his support since day one.  He's a pretty special guy, this Uncle Ben.

Now that Carter's home, well - I'd say they're buds.  Carter signs 'Uncle Ben' (note: he does NOT sign 'mama'....).  They have their own special wave.  Like I said - buds.

If Carter could talk, I'm pretty sure he'd say (and I'm paraphrasing...) "Happy Birthday, Uncle Ben.  I don't know really what a birthday is - but I hope you have a happy one.  Did you know I like bananas, Uncle Ben?  Oh, you did?  Okay.  I like to ride in the car with you, and wave to you, and I like it when you swing me in the air.  I never really had an uncle before, but I'd say you're a pretty good one.  Can I have a banana?  Later?  Okay.  I love you, Uncle Ben.  Lots & lots!"

One Thing I Know For Sure: We love our Uncle Ben a whole, whole lot...!


  1. ahhhhhhhhhhhh I love your Uncle Ben too Carter!!!

  2. sounds like an awesome uncle.
    happy birthday uncle ben!:)


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