Miss P snapped this picture of her brother. When I stopped to look at the photo, it hit me. This boy of mine --- this child that I almost lost to a miscarriage --- is now a young man.
He'll have tough decisions to make as he navigates through the mine/mind-field of hormones, his heritage, and the absolutes of right and wrong. He'll have to learn to stand for something, or fall for everything else. He will, one day, map out a journey and begin an adventure that does not include his Mom checking to make sure he has clean underwear and sunscreen. He's growing up fast.
And suddenly, the future is closer than I thought.