The Fam

The Fam

Monday, April 26, 2010

The Heart of a Boy

Doesn't it always happen that just when you think a child cares nothing about you or your feelings they end up shocking you?!

This was my experience today with Taylor. Lately I've been feeling somewhat taken advantage of, especially by my 18 year old free-loading son! But then would it be normal to feel any other way?

But today he came home from school and told me that they had been discussing the 2nd coming of Christ in Seminary and were asked what they would say to him if hey were there and had the opportunity to speak to him. What he said left me gawbsmacked.

He said, "I asked two things Mom." "To know my Mother's sacrifice and to help my Dad".
I couldn't do anything but give him a hug. Behind that slacker-video-game-obsessed-teenageer is an extremely tender hearted boy.

Some days I feel so extremely blessed for the opportunity to raise such outstanding individuals...and today is one of those days!


  1. oh gosh, that brought tears to my eyes! our kids are amazing that way, right?

    On another note, I can't believe he's 18 now!! WOW!!

  2. Kelly! Glad to see you blogging again. You and the kids look great. I am back in India on business (but headed home tonight - WOO HOO!), and have been thinking about you guys. Amy misses you, I know. I'll make sure she has your updated blog info.

    All the best!

    Scott Smith