Wiley's Wisdom

Joy: From the Ground Up

He Looked At Me May 3, 2014

The emotion evoked by well-being, success or good fortune. This is one of four definitions on a sign I noticed in baby Carter’s room tonight. It seems an appropriate set of people words to reference today, after the day our family had. It’s downright silliness really.

The best part was (of course) that I was involved in mostly everything that happened. This is not always the case anymore, since all things Carter took over about four month ago. I don’t complain about such things as I have come to be quite fond of my alone time under the bed of my forever people. Day or night, it has become by safe haven from all things baby. I know it sounds terrible but I don’t care. Sometimes you just need some time away.

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This has certainly not been the case for my dear forever mom, who just can’t seem to get enough of the crying, spitting, pooping thing that is my dear little person. But I digress.

Because today it doesn’t matter. None of it does. None of the crying, spitting, pooping messiness that is babies matters. Because today we had that emotion evoked by well-being, success or good fortune. Today my distaste for “smart” phones went on holiday. For today we had joy. From the ground up, it was everywhere today. It was in this new-fangled hanging jumper thingy for Carter. It was in the car ride we all took to go for a walk. It was in the moment when Carter looked at me.

He really looked at me. And I saw so many things in his big brown eyes. I saw love and joy and hope and a future filled with all of these things. I might be biased, but I happen to think my dearest little person is pretty darn adorable.

Aside from any of the not-so-adorable things he does. And aside from the time I choose to spend away from any of it. He showed me a new side of him today. A side I knew was there, but had yet to see. He is a little person indeed. He may cry, but he also smiles. He may fuss, but he also jumps with glee. He may make stinky things (like spit and poop and burps and foofters), but…well, these things I don’t mind.

Not to mention how happy he makes my beloved forever people. The emotion evoked by well-being, success or good fortune. To be honest, we needed none of this today. Because today we had each other. From the ground up, that is all that mattered in these precious moments.


14 Responses to “He Looked At Me”

  1. Lyn Says:

    That is a wonderful photo of you and baby Carter together. You look to be deep in conversation. The sort of conversation you can only have with a best friend. I just love it! 🙂

  2. utesmile Says:

    This is an adorable picture of you two (all are great though) him looking at you. He is totally adorable, but so are you my friend! Carter’s face shows that you two will have lots of fun together later…. when he starts walking and playing with you!

    • Hey thanks friend! Thank you a million times over for being part of those first couple weeks of his life. I will never forget dad’s enthusiasm when he saw something marked with “royal mail.” It was a highlight for us, and I hope you know so.
      Lots of love,

  3. I think that look says, “Hey, buddy…” I like it!

    Love and licks,

  4. Wiley I’m glad we are dogs and can see such a lot of things when we look in the eyes of someone. I bet you saw upcoming adventures and a lot of cuddles in Carters’ eyes. Have a great sunday!

  5. pawedblog Says:

    Oh Wiley you ARE joy from the ground up! … The picture of you and baby Carter is one of my favorites of you I have ever seen! So very lovely!
    Hugs, Carrie (Myfie, Ellie and Millie) x

    • Aw! Dear Carrie (and Myfie and Ellie and Millie)! You know how to bring joy to my heart. How these things come full circle never ceases to amaze me.
      Lots of love,

  6. Deborah Says:

    Wonderful photos! Lovely to see how you and Carter care for each other! 🙂

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