What a difference a year makes. Last year I was concerned when Sun Kissed Boy #1 was questioning whether Santa was real. In my eyes, it was a slap in the face sign that he was no longer my little baby boy. This year he's trying so hard to believe. He WANTS to still hear the bell.
He is looking forward to presents from Santa from the list he wrote. But there was something different this year. A belief that was very apparent.
This year I overheard him telling his brothers what Christmas is all about. He read a book to them about the miraculous birth of a baby that changed our world. He explained that we celebrate HIS birth every year by gathering with family and exchanging presents to bring joy to all.
This year I'm amazed at not only his physical growth, but also his mental development. It's hard to notice on a day to day basis since the mind of a typical 9-year old takes over. He acts so grown up sometimes that I forget he is only 9. But when I reflect on his actions through out the year, I do believe he's turning into a fine young man.
I hope you all spend this holiday season with the ones you love and hold dear to your hearts. Merry Christmas, everybody!!!