...to order up the Halloween costume.
David has decided that his new adult career will be a "SWAT Man". Not a police officer. That's too generic a title for him.
He's been on this SWAT thing for about 6 months now. If you were to ask him "what does a SWAT person do?" He would respond, "He saves the people!"
David has always had the compassion gene as the overriding emotion he lives by. I try to preserve that quality in him. He's always the first to help a child that has fallen down. He comforts children who cry. He seeks out friends who are like him, and those who are very unlike him. He isn't afraid to put himself out there and worry about whether he will be judged.
I find it all so endearing, and frankly... I am often jealous. I remind myself that I was once the same child... but as we grow older and life imposes the good and the bad, sometimes those qualities get lost or forgotten.
I would love for David to grow up and find passion in something he feels he was "born to do".
Perhaps a teacher, doctor, fireman, or humanitarian.
But for this Halloween, he will be a SWAT Man...
...saving the world.
Image from Sensational Beginnings... land of cool costumes