Christopher surprised me the other day. Lately I have been noticing little changes in him. He reads more than he used to just for his own pleasure. He has a deep sense of honor and wants to be brave and noble. He is less emotional, less whiny, more capable of plucking himself up and getting on with whatever unpleasant task he is facing. But the thing that surprised me was just how tall he is getting.
My little boy is growing up. His arms are long, his legs are long and his body is stringy long. He has taken to climbing trees and swinging out of them, riding his bike endlessly and running when ever possible. I love this new phase.