As a parent there are some moments when you are completely right there and you realize, "Wow, this is really happening!" I had several of those moments the other day. Monday I came home and Drew showed me Ben's new trick. We have a calendar from PetCo of adopted animals and the money supported animal shelters. We needed a calendar and who doesn't love a kitty or a puppy? So last month we showed Ben the calendar to distract him from something. He has been pretty demanding since then. He loves the calendar. Anyway, Monday I came home and Ben had a trick. Drew would point on the back of the calendar to an animal and Ben would say it's name. He knew June - Dec. and a couple months in the first half. It was then that I thought, "Man, this kid is smart!" Followed by, "How will I keep him engaged and not tearing things up from boredom?"
Shortly after that, I was playing with him in the backyard. Of course, he is running. So I took his hand and ran with him. When he was running, I actually had to jog to keep up. I thought, "Wow, this kid is fast." Followed by, "Wow, I'm out of shape!" I have to admit I was winded after running back and forth a couple times. Of course, stopping after a run to get him going back in the right direction didn't help. But still I'm out of shape. I should probably run with him in the backyard more often.
I am very blessed that God trusted Drew and I with this special little guy.