Sunday, August 03, 2008


We celebrated my step-son's 11th birthday yesterday.

And I surprised him with his favorite strawberry shortcake....with a twist....the Element logo. He's all about skateboarding lately.

What a special child this boy is.

He struggles; he overcomes.

He adapts to two separate lives, even though his nature is to thrive in predictability and constants.

He obeys with out complaint, even though he wants to be mischievous.

At night he struggles to sleep, he is prone to insomnia. When his dad puts to bed, he takes off the shirt he's been wearing all day and gives it to him to sleep with. My step-son puts it on, snuggles it and dreams of being able to grow up to be just like him.

And I watch in awe at this father and son's love for each other that is so strong and solid. And I'm so blessed to be a part of all of this love.


Nadine said...
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Nadine said...

Happy Birthday to your special step son. What a beautiful relationship he has with his dad.

Dawn said...

It sounds like you and your stepkids are doing well. What a blessing.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

That is so sweet! You are lucky to be a part of that!

Both of my kids are prone to insomnia.....I hate that for them!

Morning Glory said...

Oh, this just filled me with all kinds of warm fuzzies. What a great description of an apparently very sweet young man. You are blessed and I'm happy for you.

nancygrayce said...

Happy Birthday to your step son. It sounds like you are all finding your individual and family places!

MugwumpMom said...

It is evident that you love, value and have a real appreciation for both your step children. Rare. And precious. They are as blessed to have you as you are to have them.