10.28.2011

Remy makes his mum proud

I can't tell if I talk about Remy a lot on here or not. Truth is, these days, everything blends into Remy. There are honestly days, and I don't mean rarely, when the only person I talk to is my boy (until Carl gets home). That is not a complaint. I am going to take a few moments to write about him here because I am his bragging agent. Everyone in this world needs a bragging agent or two, I think. My parents have far outdone their job for me, just ask anyone who has ever talked to them. They talk about all four of their kids with a twinkle in their eye. We've always been told, and perhaps too brazenly believed, that we could do anything, and that we were brilliant. I thank my parents for that, because by the time I was old enough to realize I couldn't actually do everything, I was well on my way to trying.

So, as Remy bragging agent, I already do, and plan to continue to take my position seriously. How to do so without letting it get to his head may be a challenge, because I sure love that boy. A friend said to me the other day, 'I don't know that I've seen anyone so pleased with their child continuously.' It's true. While pregnant with Remy, I didn't have too much premonition about what he would look like, do, or even be named, but I did, for nearly the whole nine months have the overwhelming feeling that he was so content. I adored that about him, even before we saw each other. He has proven my instincts right. Remy is one of the happiest people I've ever known. He seems genuinely delighted by life, and even more so by people. One of my favorite things about him is that he loves people. Loves them. He takes a special interest in strangers that are different looking, or even awkward. Maybe nothing makes me prouder. Remy has gathered friends in a myriad of places: the concierge at the hotel in D.C., the woman sitting near us on the plane, the young black girl who nicknamed him Sunny on the bus, the woman in line near us at the DMV. Where ever we go Remy is a light. He is the best friend maker I've ever had. In his baby blessing in the church, Carl said that he would give hope to people and let them know that they are special. I'm so happy I get to see him do that already. Oh Remy, you are a dear. Also, let it be said, I do realize that Remy is just a normal baby, doing normal baby things, but they are so magical to Carl and I. To anyone with nieces or nephews, neighbor kiddos or babes of your own, i believe you understand. I promise that this blog won't go Remy-centric and I'll keep it under control, but come on, a mom has to do her job here.
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6 comments:

Chris Spencer said...

He is such a handsome little boy! Hope you are doing well. He is growing up so big and cute! - Camille

Heather said...

There is nothing more wonderful than to brag about your child. I do it...A LOT!

I agree with you. One of the best things my parents did for me (and all my siblings) was to tell us we could do everything, but not only that, but that we were the BEST at everything we did :) It was a real confidence booster, even though now I look back and know it wasn't true. It still makes me think I'm pretty awesome at things.

I think about Remy daily. I actually woke up this very morning and asked Matt, once again, if we could go out for Thanksgiving. We're "talking" about it.....

olivia said...

yes. in response to your question, YES, cohen and remy MUST somehow meet again soon and be the friends they should be. everything about these videos tells me that. and about your bragging. not to discredit any of your bragging, but i feel i could say much of the same for baby cohen and i just think that's all the more reason they should be friends. and i whole-heartedly agree that every little baby thing or ism just becomes magical.

Shelly said...

I really can't even HANDLE those videos, Ashley! Remy is just, just, so --- awesome! Please brag a lot more on here about Remy. And yourself. And Carl. But, really, especially Remy! :)

And, (in my opinion) there's no such thing as a normal child. Yell from the rooftops about how amazing yours is! You're right -- you're his special agent. That's why he was sent to you! Be brazen.

Little Lisa said...

Brag about Remy all you want to! I love hearing about him and all his exploits. He is a winner! And I am really hoping our time in California will overlap with yours over Christmas. Please promise me that as soon as you know your schedule, you'll let me know your schedule. We want to see you and that little magic man!

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