Have you ever had so much in your heart that it is hard to express the depth of your feelings? That is how I feel about writing about my son. There is so much I could say - my heart is so full of love for this special young man!
"J" is the youngest of my three biological children. He has always been a very special child. Incredibly bright, he started reading at the age of 3. I homeschooled him until he was in the eighth grade. Those were some of the best years of my life as a mother. It was wonderful to be able to view the world through his curious eyes. He was like a sponge -eager to learn about the world - he used to read from the encyclopedia (not at three of course - when he got older) and the phone book. I would hear him call out information to me from another room - "Mom did you know..."
At the age of 7 he decided he wanted to invent something. He found a craft book and made a "bubblebath maker" from it. The bubblebath maker was made from a recycled tin can with holes punched around the bottom. He strung yarn through the top part, and hung it over the spigot in the bathtub. He put a bar of soap in it, and when water was run through the can, the bubbles would flow out of the holes into the water.
He decided he wanted to Patent his invention. I let him look up the Patent office number (not knowing how far he would go with this) he picked up the phone, went into his bedroom and shut the door. He wanted to be alone when he made his call! Through that experience, he learned that Patents are very expensive and that plagarism is a crime punishable by law. He decided that since he got the idea from a book, that it really wasn't his idea after all. It was so stinking cute as a mom to see him work through all of this on his own! He was always doing cute things like this.
My son is a very loving young man. He loves all people and animals and when he was little, he would lovingly sit beside me as I worked in the yard and look at the tiniest of insects and talk to them. He was always so gentle - even as a very young child. He helped me really look at God's beautiful creation through different eyes!
He has always been a momma's boy - fiercely protective of me. He is a loyal friend and very sensitive to the needs of others. He has the best sense of humor and always keeps us laughing! I have watched him grow up to be a beautiful young man - inside and out. As you can tell - I am extremely proud of him! I want the world for him and if he has his way - he will have it!
"J" has been incredibly fortunate to have traveled to many places in his young life - London, Scotland, Korea. He hopes one day to live abroad. Right now he is studying Political Science in college. He is just beginning his journey to his dream. Today he is sitting at his desk in college - far from all of his family on his big day.
I miss you so much son - I wish we could celebrate your birthday together!
I hope your day is full of sunshine and fun!
I love you with the "Biggest" love