Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Bo


This child is now 8.

Don't ask me how that happened.

Growing so fast, so smart, so endearing.

The son of my heart.


He was born with a birthmark on his forehead. I'll be honest, I didn't like it. I had seen kids with birthmarks like that and been really distracted by the presence of it. I didn't want people thinking "Oh he'd be so cute if he didn't have that birthmark." No one said it. Someone told me it would fade in two years. It hasn't faded. I stopped noticing it. About a year or two ago, Bo asked me about it. I think someone at school had made a comment about it. I told him that Goody had one also, but it only showed up when she was angry or cried. I don't think I made a big deal about it one way or another. Bo got really sunburned last week with the family here, I mean like REALLY sunburned, and you couldn't see the birthmark. He came downstairs saying "Oh No Mama! I think my birthmark is faded!!!" I looked, but could still see it. I told him it was still there and he said "Oh good. That's my second most special thing that I like about myself."
As amazed and thrilled as I was at this, I had to know what the first most special thing about himself was. His answer: "Spirit"
Spirit is his stuffed horse that he got for his 2nd Christmas.
Love this kid.
Love.

7 comments:

jayjay said...

Love this kid, too! Love, love, love him. I once held that wee lad EIGHT YEARS AGO!!! Can it be true? He was so tiny, frail almost, with his bandage and little face looking out - Amember that? NOW Look at him. And, my heart did that little turn over thing with that sweet tale you told of his birthmark. True, so true. Darling lad.

Pound said...

dude. *i* love this kid. love that he said that.
and i've never noticed that he had a birthmark. although don't tell him that, it would be tragic.

happy bday to bo!!! 8 is really really big.
p.s. e has a birthmark on his BUTT. :P

Alison said...

what a patootie!

Angie Hagist said...

Awww. What a great story. It's so cool to see how kids see things...but I must confess, I never noticed his birthmark either.

Kim said...

I love that kid too! I never saw a birthmark! But I love that he likes it.

Eminepala said...

Happy birthday to BO... He must be a really SMART kid...

xoxo
Emine

MsGrace said...

That is the best story!! I just love it.

Sounds like he is a very special kid.

Laura