My first baby, Ian, who is almost now seven years old, is growing amazingly fast. Despite his fiery temper, he has one of the most tender hearts I have ever witnessed in a person. Tonight, he shared with me one of the sweetest things I've ever heard him say.
While getting ready for bed, I was laying next to Ian on his bed and he says to me, "Mom, I just made myself cry a little."
"Why did you make yourself cry?" I ask him.
"Because I just thought that even though I'm big on the outside, in my heart I'm still your little boy."
There just aren't enough hugs and kisses a son can receive for saying something like that to his mom. But I'll try.