Sometimes I wonder if Charlie can see Daniel. I know...I know...it sounds like I've lost my marbles, but I have reason to believe, or at least wonder...
Part of our "regular" family routine in our backyard is to stop by our plaque of Daniel, given to us by our friends, the Sneidermans (I posted a picture of the plaque last summer). Everytime one of us takes Charlie to the plaque, he reaches down and touches Daniel's face.
Yesterday evening, I carried Charlie outside to put something on the grill. We walked across the yard, over to the plaque, and we did our standard. I said hello to Dan Dan and Charlie touched his face. But then I just stood there for a minute. This wind kicked up, blowing the bamboo plant behind the plaque and ringing our bell (that's a story for another day). Charlie looked down the yard, towards our gate, and stared as if he was fixated on something--or someone. Then, he reached out his arm and hand. Okay, I suppose that's typical behavior for a baby. But then he turned to the plaque and reached out to Daniel's face, as if to say, "That's the same little guy I see right there!". He did this a couple of times before we went back into the house.
Call me crazy, or wishful maybe, but it just made me wonder...is it possible that he sees his big brother?