I snapped this photo from across the street at Chalk It Up in downtown San Antonio yesterday.
I almost started this post with the phrase, “it’s kind of ironic he would be drawing a heart”, but the more I got to thinking about it, the more I realized, it really wasn’t.
He has a heart the size of Texas.
No wait, … it’s far bigger than that.
This kid has more empathy in his pinky finger at 7 years old than most people will experience in their entire lifetimes. He can melt me with just once glance, understand me from across the room, and commit to a cause like a boss. He aches for the weight of the world like nobody’s business.
This is my kid.
My unbelievably, kind and charming, incredible, intelligent kid.
I can’t single any one of them out [my 3 kids] because they are so different, yet amazing all the same.
They are my greatest gifts, my hugest accomplishments, and they aren’t even grown yet.
– All of this for them.
Keep drawing those hearts baby, wish I could give you the sun and the moon and the stars.
But knowing you, you will find a way to save them for all the rest of us to enjoy.
(There’s a huge backstory here, I should probably tell it to you all someday. Slowing coming to the realization these are stories that need to be told, and there are those of you out there who like to share them with me. Thank you for that!)
Now on to the Simple Stuff.
If you’re new to Simple as That I’d love for you join us in this weekly tradition!
What is Simple things Sunday?
This weekly photo share is all about taking time to photograph the everyday details that make your life unique, beautiful, and special. Each Sunday we gather here to share our photos with each other. To enjoy the beauty that can be found in the ordinary and to be reminded of just how important the simple things are.
Just a few quick rules to play:
1. Grab a button and include it in your simple things post.
2. Link back directly to your simple things post not your blog/website.
No links to other linky parties, giveaways or craft projects pretty please.
This linky is all about the photos.
3. Be sure to pop by and visit at least 3 other links and leave a comment.
Leave as many as you can.