We love you, Jacob.
Over the past year, Rascal asked who “Baby Jacob” was and we told him that Jacob is his big brother in Heaven. We told him that Jacob was sick in Mommy’s tummy and so God called him home to Heaven because he would have been just too sick to stay here. But, we added, as sad as it was to lose Jacob, we are so happy that we were able to have Rascal, Dinosaur, Princess, and Sunshine, that that Trooper was already with us. So whenever Rascal brings up the subject of Jacob, he always ends with: “And then God gave you us, and you’re SO happy.”
He’s right, of course.
This morning after we said the day of the week, and the calendar date, I mentioned that it was Jacob’s birthday, and that I bet there was a big party for him in Heaven today. Rascal decided we needed to celebrate here as well, so while he and Dinosaur were playing in the other room, I overheard them singing “Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Jacob, Happy Birthday to you!”
I love these guys.