Look at that. Shannon had emailed me a while ago saying Kids Trend Weekly was thinking about using this shot. Truth be told, I wasn't even sure what she was talking about. yes, I knew it was a picture, but of Joe? Whoa..hold up...super cool. He was hilarious when I told him. Now he so thinks he is a model.
A model in love with girls..but very finicky. The first thing he always says, is "she's real nice," then he follows with "and wears Matilda Jane" or "can I bring her some Matilda Jane."
Today was his first day at school. Talk about wondering, okay, worrying. The only thing I really care about is that he is happy. He doesn't have to have a zillion friends, or be the smartest boy in class or most athletic. He just has to be happy. Happy, kind and thoughtful of others.
And brave. Brave enough to chase his heart. Brave enough to be true to himself and stand up for what he believes. And considerate. And passionate. And the list goes on.
I love this boy. Gosh, all those "wonder" post really made me wonder. Did you ever think in a million years being a mom would be so hard? It's like high school. My heart gets broken over and over. It's a good thing but a hard thing. All I know is this boy and I have been through a lot together and he is the bravest, kindest, and most thoughtful boy.
Okay, I'll stop. Just one more thing. Joe loves Matilda Jane and we often look at blogs and what not. He thinks it is pretty neat to see kids his age in our clothes. So we came upon The Schauss Family Happenings. Instantly he goes "Look mom, she's wearing Matilda Jane!". He was referring to the beautiful Ashlynn.
We keep scrolling through. Ya, she wears lots of MJC. Then Joe says " Mom, I think she is like me?" I was like, huh "Ya, she's your age" He replies, "No, her hand?"
"I'm not sure, maybe?? I think maybe so?" I respond. To make it short, Ahslynn, thank you . You made Joe's heart skip a beat and smile as huge as the moon.
If you are new to the blog, you can read all about my Brave One here.
I cannot even tell you how excited this made Joe. Maybe not excited but more like, "wow, I'm not the only one, I'm really not all that different". It was pretty neat to see. You, you probably can't even see it at all. And that is a beautiful thing. But when you are in second grade and you have a hard time carrying your lunch tray or opening up anything that requires 2 hands it feels like the world can see it. And that is okay. What they also see is a beautiful young boy who is thoughtful and brave with the hugest smile you have ever laid your eyes upon. And most of all a loyal friend.