The other day, Dakota came home from church wearing a black suit, a long black overcoat, and a necktie that he somehow managed to fix into a perfect bow. (He says he learned to tie a bow using a regular tie on Youtube). Despite the cold and rain, I insisted that he follow me outside for a picture. In that moment, and many others like it, I found his quirky individuality very delightful. In a way, he reminds me of myself at that age when I used to wear a suit to school, but I was more of a misfit than a trendsetter. Somehow Dakota pulls it off with much more grace and style.
If he could only see himself through my eyes, he would know how he makes me proud.