Like Father, Like Son

The similarities between Baylor and my husband are sometimes scary. Sometimes I wonder if they share the same brain. Even though it drives me crazy that they are so much alike, at the same time I can’t help but love it so.

I struggled a lot when Baylor was first born with everyone saying how much he looked like his daddy. “Oh my, that is a Shane Jr!” “My goodness, he looks just like his daddy!” I had just put blood, sweat, and tears into making this tiny human, and I felt like not one spec of my DNA was to be found in him. Because it was true — he did look exactly like his daddy.

Then when he got a little older, his looks began to change, and now he looks just like me! (Insert and ear-to-ear grin here.) Looks only go so far, though. He may look like me, but he is just like his daddy in every other aspect of his life.

They are both incredibly indecisive. They can’t make a decision if their life depended on it. They both have a loving heart. All they need is a kiss to feel reassured. They are both extremely athletic. They both fall asleep when I am talking to them. And they both have a great sense of humor. I always joke and tell people, “Now I never get a break from Shane! I have a mini Shane following me everywhere now!”

Secretly, this makes me so happy in my heart. I love my husband so much. He is such a good man. If Baylor grows up to be just like his daddy, then I will have done right by him. There is nothing sweeter than seeing their relationship and how close they are. So close that they are almost the same person.

Seeing them and their likeness is always a reminder to me that I am so blessed.

 

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