Yes, I said my boy. My brother Casey hates that. But, Caelen is the closest I will ever have to a son, so I claim him when I can. Besides, I'm not confused, I know my uterus was not directly involved.
However, I also know that for three years we were almost constant companions and I was able to cultivate a relationship I do not ever want to give up. He is now and always will be - my best guy. No man will ever hold sway over my heart like he does and I like it that way.
That said, Caelen is a source of constant pride for me. From the fact that he is simply whip-smart to his beyond his years reading ability to his sense of humor. Now his dad and step-mom Annette have him doing a great physical activity that also teaches discipline and he's awesome at it. (My blog, my brag.)
He really enjoys taekwondo and it's fantastic to teach kids that moving and doing are much cooler than sitting around. (Unless there is a book in your hand.)
Here's a pic of Caelen with his new uniform he earned from his parents for being good in class and earning... drum roll... his first degree yellow belt! Yep, that's what you see there, yellow!
I am so pumped. Now I just need to get my butt to one of his classes to watch him as he works toward another notch on that belt.
In the mean time I will do what I always do, love him and let him know how proud I am of him. Because, despite criticism, I do NOT believe you can do that too much for any child.
Yours in health, Kate