We've all heard "life is beautiful and complicated". When I watch my Paugie boy, life seems profoundly beautiful and un-complicated. He concretely possesses a capacity to love those around him, to delight in the simple things in life (a moment in someone's lap, his first view of a snow-capped mountain, a cuddly blanket, a fresh blackberry off the vine, the smell of honeysuckle on the humid air) and to bring joy and companionship to those he is with.
He is always asking me how he can help, volunteering for every task I tackle. If his brothers are watching a movie, he is most often next to me, assisting with the project at hand.
He loves his family fiercely, reminding us each day that we matter and that we are treasured.
He can often be found walking hand-in-hand with those he loves.
He is quick to remind me that life is too short not to stop and take time for each other. Basking in those moments brings renewed life.
Paugie, your ability to see others, to love life, to feel things deeply, to share all of who you are so completely, to take nothing for granted, makes life seem so much less overwhelming and complicated. You are beautiful and uncomplicated. You are intelligent and kind. I love you more than words can say.