Thankful November 6: I’m thankful for my son

Kawanee is thankful for her son.

My son is simultaneously the most infuriating, annoying, sometimes disappointing, man-child and the sweetest goofball, strong, sensitive, intelligent, source of chest-swelling pride, man.

He’s my only child, a source of joy and pain, laughter and tears. I struggle to understand his male mind, I see myself in him and sometimes wish there was more of his father in him. I wish he had his father’s confidence, his drive…. and I think he will grow into his own. This new job is showing a new side of him and I’m trying to not be a mom and hover. I’m letting him be his own person and watching him spread his wings.

He likes the new job. He helps others in the group. He’s funny and yet insightful and smart. He’s discussing his future with the instructor, and he’s maneuvering toward his goal and showing leadership in the class. He’s the one…

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