One of the best parts of being a mother is seeing your children grow up and watch them turn into amazing people. This week has been rough on Doug. His depression is sometimes unpredictable and Ethan has taken it personally and hard. Last night our not-so-little-anymore-man came outside to sit by me while I trimmed a few plants in the backyard,
"Mom, I think sometimes people have a hard time."
"Yes, sometimes you have hard times too, buddy."
"Yes but just like when I was in school and you saw it hurt me, you stepped back and decided to homeschool me to help me. Sometimes we have to do that for other people so that they can be thier best just like you made me my best.....
I think we could do that for Dad..... (long pause as he gets lost in thought)
Like Dad loves legos, if we buy him legos I bet he'd cheer up."
seriously.... melt.... my.... heart.
He's going to be an amazing man and I am so lucky to be his Mom.