happy birthday oey!
this is orion....
my handsome and amazing nephew and today he is 3 years old, making march 13 a very important day forever and ever. if you want to read about his awesome birth story go here.
and i just want to point out that he loves to brandish a sword, swords of all types:
knows just how to stash it:
his grandpa lowell even made him one out of wood:
and he's even been known to create makeshift swords out of plastic straws, shields out of cup lids:
cause he's crafty like that.
so he is really taking after his namesake, the constellation orion the hunter whose belt holds a sword consisting of the stars trapezium and the orion nebula.
sometimes i get the feeling this kid is so special and his magical presence so vital that he is gearing up for some unforseeable greatness. or maybe i'm just biased. but i think he is a gentle warrior in the making, the kind of real hero that our earth will need in the sometimes daunting future.
the big orion was formed over a million years ago and will last another 1-2 million years.
maybe this reflects oey's grand adventurous spirit full of light.
and i am so lucky to be his aunt and get to watch him glow.
sending huge bushels of love across the miles to our sweet and kissable oey!