You may have noticed this blog started to imitate a ghost town once Christmas day hit. Though unless your pre The Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge then you probably weren't incredibly surprised that I didn't get around to posting something on the biggest family holiday of the year.
But then Boxing Day hit and there was still no Spicer rantings and ravings.
At no point did I do my typical warning that I'll be away from the computer for an extended period of time. Yet, here I was being all absent and silent.
The reason is because I wasn't expecting to make a few day hiatus from the blog. I also wasn't planning on taking on any days off (other than the typical holidays) from work this week. But I did.
My plan on Monday was to post incredibly adorable Christmas photos of my furry boys, Summit and Crosby. But it seems like someone else had other plans, and plans that meant I wasn't going to be doing much at the computer at all.
Boxing Day this year was the date where I received the greatest gift I could ever imagine.
This Boxing Day, I received something very unexpected.
This Boxing Day I became a daddy.
Emily and I have never been known as punctual people. We definitely aren't very good at being early. It seems like lateness may not run in the blood. Because our 6 pounds and 7 ounces of pure baby joy arrived at 2:54pm on Boxing Day -- which is 9 days earlier than the January 4th 'due date.'
What can I say, my son is a keener.
That is right, MY SON. My beautiful, amazing, handsome, adorable, precious son. My son who as I write about him this very moment causes some tears of pure joy to come to my eyes.
December 26th, 2011 will always be remembered as one of the most special days of my entire life. It was a pretty crazy story and a story I'll save for later day. I will give away the happy ending. I held my son for the very first time, and experienced the most powerful 'spiritual' moment in my life. I realized that I was now daddy, and this little man was my son. A person who I vow to always love and always protect and always take care of.
Boxing Day will always hold a very special place for me now on, because it is day that Everett David Yan Keung Spicer entered into the world and changed my life forever.
I love you Everett, and welcome to life. It is a crazy place, but I'll be here to give you advice and encourage you when you need it. I'll probably make you pretty mad sometimes, and you'll do the very same to me. You'll also make me smile and laugh, and I'll do my best to return the favour. We've got lots to look forward to, but now, I'm just going to enjoy you being my firstborn son, and the greatest gift I could ever imagine.
I joke that things aren't official until they're smeared all over the internet. Well, this blog post is going to be linked on several social media sites, and so I think this makes things as official as you could ever want.
Please welcome to this world, Everett David Yan Keung Spicer, my wonderful son.