Relavant? No...but my gift to you nonetheless
Today I was fortunate enough to witness something magical. A handsome young man in his dress blues comes walking into our school holding flowers. A cherub faced smiling young woman with him with her cell phone out. Both had this look of gleeful anticipation on their faces. He walks up to the desk in the office and asks if ....(insert Mom's name here) could be called down to the office. I ask him if this is a surprise and he says "yes". I blurt out... "Oh my God... you're her boy". And he responds "yes, I just got back from Afganistan and she doesn't know". Here stood this stoic, handsome, and wildly decorated young Marine. Within an instant, all the people in the office.. teachers passing thru and office workers froze in time. This beautiful dedicated woman/mother who spends her days helping special needs pre-schoolers comes into the office, unknowing; wondering why she's being called down. Her face, Oh... I can't even begin to describe her face when she saw him. She collapsed in his arms...to the floor. And in spite of his heroic decoration and training, he responded EXACTLY like a boy would respond to his Mom. "Mom... you're really gonna do this to me now". There was not a dry eye in the office. He got her up and the joy was palpable. I will never ever forget how perfectly beautiful that moment was. It's my boys birthday today... and it was like a gift to me and all parents to witness that bond. I watched a woman get reborn today as she was reunited with her oldest boy.