It’s sometimes amazing to see how a family grows. How it’s shaped, how it changes over time… and the Rosas have been a family that I’ve admired as an outsider from day one. Seriously. From when Amanda and David tied the knot to the announcement of expecting their second child. They’re a beautiful family, inside and out, and these two parents not only rock at their job of raising their kids, but have managed to keep each other balanced as well. It’s really in the way they look at each other – the love runs deep and they wear it on their faces. And even now, John wears it on his face.
Sometimes, life is just amazing.
Baby Joseph was born in early July – as a friend of Amanda, I knew a boy was expected but names had been floating around for months. Would his name be Frank? Or the bizarre Q’wazy that was thought up on a random dinner out with girlfriends. The name Joseph was not a surprise as it had been on the short list, but I find it to be very fitting. And he’s sweet as can be – and he looks just like big brother John only with lighter hair.
Two boys. Two boys that look so similar. And resemble their father so closely. And a mom I know that’s been smitten with her three men before she even met them all. It’s definitely amazing.
John is my newest BFF. He not only played guitar and sang The Beatles for me, but we played in the floor and practiced our animal sounds together. I’m telling ya, these kiddos love my elephant sounds. And I love this little person through and through.
I loved watching David with Joseph. He’s able to support that little guy in the quickest way. And then they stare into each other’s eyes. And then there’s a kiss. And then Brooke falls on the floor because she can’t handle how darn sweet it all is. Gah.
Amanda makes it all look so easy. I can already see the look she’d give me I said that to her in person, and how she’d blow it off – but she really does wear this motherhood thing perfectly. This lady makes me so happy. She makes most people who know her happy.
And Baby Joseph – all he wanted to do was snack while I played with John. But he’s won my heart already. I absolutely love that squished face on the left. Squishy babies are my fave.
These kiddos make me reach for my heart – seeing them together and knowing that they’ll be growing up together with the parents they have just makes everything seem likes it’s in place in the world. John may be young still, but he knows his brother is special. And I think he knows he’s special too. But Amanda and David – you should know how special you are and that what you guys have going on is quite amazing. I mean it from the bottom of my heart. xoxo