This is what his class and teacher said about him on the award:
"Caring may be the most important trait a person can possess. It is something you can show and feel everywhere.Everyone has this trait, but not everyone shows it. Garrett is such a caring person who shows it on a daily basis. Throughout school, when adults are around or not, he demonstrates a caring attitude towards fellow students, adults, teachers, and objects that belong to everyone. Garrett has a kind heart and makes all around him proud to call him a friend."
A mom's heart has to be happy hearing those things about her son. And mine was!
One thing that I hold on to now is Garrett's caring attitude towards me in particular. He is always there to give me hugs and kisses. Sometimes it can be overwhelming or too much and I feel like he's hanging on me.. there's times where I need space. But I have to remind myself that at any time he may not want to hug me in the presence of his friends. He still calls me "mommy", though it's less often. He frequently does special things for me or helps with out being asked, especially with daddy gone right now. It is easy to get used to this kind of treatment for sure! And it makes it harder when he acts out or is grouchy.. i have to remind myself how normal that is for a 9 year old!!
|Micah is silly! He wanted to wink!!|
This being said, he rarely has trouble caring for his little brother. They are buds. Micah misses his G when he's not there and G climbs in the van after school and gives Micah hugs first. Sometimes it's too much for Micah and if he knew the word "suffocating" he would use it correctly!!