This kid has really been through the ringer the last few months, well, actually the last few years (check back here to read his back story)
but he has really shown me what insight and what heart is, in a way I could have never expected from a child. He has clarity about things that I, as an adult, can't wrap my brain around. He has a heart that hurts for others in a way that I can only hope to have one day. He also feels burdens that other kids (or adults for that matter) don't feel, which isn't always good. He is struggling right now with a loss in his life that I can't fix for him but he still finds the ability to worry about me. About me.... how did I get so blessed? All my children worry about me, but this one...he watches and worries and I wish I could take that away. He is too young for that kind of weight.
I was sick recently and this kid gets up and fixes breakfast for he and his older brother before school, without being asked, because I couldn't. He just did it...including vitamins. He is just that kind of a kid. I am grasping at straws in so many ways in trying to figure out how to parent my young men on my own but moments like this...they are like a jolt to my soul. Someone told me today that I had to be and could be both Mother & Father....and here I am with my little man leading the way. So, as I look ahead, I hope one day he will know exactly what an amazing young man he is.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.