Three Thumbs Up

Mr. Max …

Over the last month we’ve had a blast embracing the uniqueness of your extra thumb! Daddy thinks you may be an extra talented baseball pitcher someday and your grandpa is hoping you take up golf. I love holding your little hand and feeling the extra grasp, it couldn’t be any sweeter :) I also can’t get over how special it is that you were named after my Papa who only had one thumb due to an accident; it’s almost like you inherited his extra thumb to make up for his missing one! I wonder what other traits you will gain from Papa? I’d guess a heart of gold if this last month is any predictor.

Speaking of the fun we’ve been having lately … the other night we were imagining a future dinner conversation as we ate our own dinner. It went something like this:

MAMA: Alrighty kiddos, what did you think of dinner tonight?
JEMMA: This is the best dinner ever! I give it two thumbs up!
MAX: (giggling) Well, I beat you, Jemmie … I GIVE IT THREE THUMBS UP!

My hope and prayer is that your special addition will be a source of fun, laughter, and extra talent. It makes you who you are and we LOVE ever part of that!


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  1. says

    So beautiful, and so lovely to see you embrace it! refreshing really!

  2. Lacie Hansen says

    my cousin has an extra thumb too! and he loves it. max is adorable :)

  3. ThatMamaGretchen says

    Thank you! It's never easy to embrace something the world doesn't deem as perfect. But, I hope by sharing my experience and reflections I'll be able to help Max (and others) celebrate their uniqueness :)

  4. ThatMamaGretchen says

    I love hearing about other three thumb lovers :) Glad to know that your cousin is fan of his extra digit!