Tuesday, October 18, 2011

GratiTuesday: This Kid

I'm grateful for this little guy that I get to call my son

(When I took this photo, he told me he'd make his "nice smile". This is it).

With his freckles, his incredible sense of style (today he went to school in a coonskin cap), his endless creativity, messy inventions, profound question (what's out there PAST space? who made the earth? what did the first owl look like?), and his courageous little heart, he brings light to my days.

I wish I could always keep him like this, innocent and sweet, blissfully unaware of the troubles of the world. I wish I believed that kids will embrace his quirkiness instead of making him feel like it's wrong to be different.

I know his unique spirit will thrive in this world of sameness, and I embrace all the things that mean he's a square peg sometimes.

He's perfect to me, in all his bad-temper, soft-hugs, jokes-that-don't-make-sense-but-crack-him-up-anyway, potion-making, creative ways.

I'm so grateful that he's mine, at least for this small part of his life.


  1. I am also SO grateful that he is yours, so that he can then also be OURS. :)
    I love him, too, so very much and I can't wait to see him grow in the years ahead.
    At the same time, I want to keep him just like this forever.
    Tell him his godmother loves him!

  2. He looks like he is a sweet fun little man!

  3. Look out world!!!! That picture made my smile like the one I took of M. yesterday.

  4. Aren't little boys yummy? (stinky sometimes, but yummy!) How old is he?


  5. What a sweet soul. You can see he is loved so much. It shines out from him.

  6. He has such flair! And may his quirkiness (I LOVE quirk) bring him great joy, and the wisdom to not personalize what the round-holers (that sound's rude, doesn't it?)may preach.

    Here's to celebrating the deep beauty of quirky boys and girls everywhere...

  7. I like that he wears a hat like that a top his bright-eyed, happy grin. He knows how to wear his originality and unique wonderful-ness on the outside. Much importantly, you cherish this.


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