On the way to soccer practice RP was explaining to me how cool it would be if Brandon Phillips and I got married. After some chuckles and explaining how unlikely that is, he said. "I'm just fine the way I am. I don't need a dad."
My stomach hit the back of my throat. He has said stuff like that before, but it will always hits hard. The only thing I could say was that he is better than fine, he is amazing.
He is right though. He will be fine without his dad. He will strive without his dad. But he said "a dad." He didn't even direct that statement about his dad. He knows without truly knowing, that he is moving beyond the hope of his dad returning. And now, it seems as though he is moving beyond the idea of even having a step dad. While I don't want him to shut that idea out of his mind, I want him to know that he is right. He will be fine just the way he is.