Ty – my first son – turned seven (seven?!) on Sunday.
I am so proud of this kid. For a long time, I struggled with his ‘quirkiness’ but eventually realised that was about me placing more importance on what others thought than about accepting my own son for who he is. Ty doesn’t waste time on trying to impress people but gives his whole heart, and then some, to anyone who loves him just the way he is - quirks and all!
I love that.
He has taught me so much about respect, sincerity and loyalty. I hope I am a better person for having the privilege of being his mother.