Love is All Around Me by Ross Oscar Knight

Sunday, February 14, 2010

She opened her eyes, she looked at me, she smiled, and then she grabbed my thumb. I fell in love!

I met my best friend in the 6th grade while attending a magnet middle school program. It wasn't all fun and games during our first encounter. I remember that we were in Homeroom and the role was being called. I was used to having the honor of hearing "Knight" only once. Just then, Mrs. Towns said "Josh Knight.....Ross Knight." I almost answered "yes" for the wrong person. I peered out of the corner of my eye. What in the world was this guy doing ruining my experience?!

Josh, whom I still sometimes affectionately refer to as Jay, has been one of the single most influential people in my life. Hands down, without a doubt in my mind. No matter how near or far we are from each other, the love I have for this man extends beyond friendship. He is my brother. When we were kids we made up our own language and hand shake. We've been through countless crushes, breakups, family issues, fights, business ventures, sleepless nights, financial problems, health concerns and just about anything else you can think of. We were college roommates and saw each other through joining frats. We even learned to cut hair together and ran a barbershop out of our dorm's bathroom. I was the best man at his wedding and he was the best man at my wedding. If it wasn't for our outside appearance some people would think we were twins.

We're just the same now as we were 20 years ago except that we both have less hair! 2 weeks ago Josh and his wife Catrina gave birth to their first child after 6 years of marriage. At the baby shower they asked Brandi and I to be the Godparents of Peyton. My heart swelled with joy as it does now typing this blog entry. We visited the hospital to see Peyton for the first time. She is a precious angel. I see now that no matter what, a baby that you truly love can make your finger press the shutter regardless of the right lighting conditions or how many of the same shots you've already taken.

Here's a few pictures of Josh and I going gah gah over the baby. There is no way that time nor space will ever break the bond that I share with my brother and now this baby girl. A true blessing from God. Love is all around me...


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Nina Knight said...

She is BEAUTIFUL!!! I'm the proudest aunt ever!

1i_Studios said...

Psalm 139

13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.

14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.

15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,

16 your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

She is beautiful...congrats to the Jay Ross family

Tanjanica said...

She is beautiful. Don't you just love blessings? Great images.

SBrownART said...

Sweet Baby girl!

Congratulations to the Knights!


Anonymous said...

You're a natural. How cute is she & how awesome your friendship with Josh..

Darcita said...

Uncle Ross!!! Having God babies is so great! You can spoil them like their yours and then send them home! Enjoy this precious little Peyton... I am sure she will soon become your new little model!

Short Coils said...

This is great! Congratulations! You have a beautiful God Daughter on hand! Can't you imagine her first dances and the prom? A heart stopper. :)

Nila Bleu said...

Wow, Ross you work and your words never cease to amaze me.. This story has completly captured my heart as you and Brandi celebrate with your best friends and the greatest gift that God gives.. the gift of Life.. Thanks for sharing this.. My soul is encouraged.. renewed.. Be blessed and keep up the great work!

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Anonymous said...

our world needs more of this...the love and the expressions of it. thanks again ross. may His blessings continue to enrich each of you.

: - )

Anonymous said...

Peyton is gorgeous!! A beautiful baby girl for a beautiful couple!! Love you LS!!

Unknown said...

These are absolutely adorable. Is this some of the work from the DR. Mrs? Great job guys

Mary Lawler Photography said...

Congratulations and many blessings to your brother (in Spirit) new addition.

This is so sweet, it melts my heart!

Mary Lawler Photography said...

Congratulations and many blessings to your brother (in Spirit) new addition.

This is so sweet, it melts my heart!