Today Lissa was at a friends house and my wife was at her church job. Rob was working and KC and I were home alone on a gloriously sunny and not too chilly winters day. We decided to welcome in the new year with a short hike. Only about an hour or so and very close by, we rambled about and chatted for the hour that we spent together. Despite the moodiness that comes with the nearly teen status that he's so proud of, KC is still overall a very talkative guy. He lets me into his feelings most times and I am grateful for that. While I can't and wouldn't "fix" everything it sure helps to know what he is mulling over. He is my deepest thinker and my fellow whose emotions run high to the surface. Of all my kids, he wants and gives hugs most readily.
The weather was perfect for our walk, no wind so the fact that it was barely 30 was not a problem. Glorious sun and crystalline blue skies contrasted with the white snow on our trek. I don't know what 2017 holds, but it started in a totally wonderful way!