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Sunday, March 7, 2010

He Remains.

Light up shoes have long been on H's list of wants. And finally a little over a week ago now, his dream came true and we took a trip to the shoe store where his simplest desire was met.

Not only do they light up, they are his favorite color, green.

He was so excited to have them that that night he asked to sleep with them on. Considering he hadn't yet worn them outside, we obliged.

Later on that night, when we headed to bed ourselves we found that H had relocated himself to our bed. With his shoes.

I stood looking at my boy. My superhero in a 3 1/2 year old body. With his giant, green light up shoes hanging at the end of his long and lanky body.

Underneath all that, the facade of the tough boy who's testing limits and pushing buttons, I see my boy. Underneath it all, he remains.

And my heart nearly beats out of my chest booming with love for him.

When I feel I'm losing the battle and worried for the war that is parenting, I see my sleeping boy and realize he's still here, right where he belongs. Saving the world with his innocence, his belief that he is indeed Batman and now, his brand new light up shoes.

As sure as the sun sets each day and rises the next, on the hardest of days and all of the rest, my son, my little boy, he's still here. He remains.

7 Comments:

Blogger Coma Girl said...

Beautifully written.

And don't you love this age when they are so happy with something as simple as a pair of sneakers.

March 7, 2010 at 8:27 PM  
Blogger citymouse said...

Very sweet. I love simple love.

March 7, 2010 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger The Bishops said...

It IS fun when something so simple puts such joy in their hearts! Thanks for joining the light up shoes club!! :)

March 7, 2010 at 11:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG.. Look at how much H is growing, He looks so tall in this picture. Look at this little super hero sleeping so peacefully. I Love his new shoes.

Brings back memories for me years ago when I came out to MN for a visit,I took you and your sister shopping,The both ofyou headed right to the shoe store so excited to get a new pair of shoes,and of course me being the
Auntie it didn't matter what kind of shoe it was you picked out what you wanted. I can still see those big smiles on your faces as you walked out of the store wearing those new shoes.
Love You all
Auntie Laurie

March 8, 2010 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger The Fritz Facts said...

So wonderfully said. It is the small moments like that that show us the love we hold for our children.

March 8, 2010 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

And the boy finally gets the shoes! : ) Oh the stubborn lil "rules" we put in our lives... only to let go of for love. Beautiful.

March 8, 2010 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger love said...

oh my goodness, yes!

{and, your comment went to moderation. just got it. thank you. so much.}

March 8, 2010 at 11:29 PM  

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