I love how much ben loves jackson...how much jackson loves ben...they have a connection that is so evident that a stranger could see the depth of their bond.
Ben is an amazing dad. I've said it before and I'll say it plenty more before it's all said and done. You know those people who don't care who is watching them or who might be keeping score - that's ben. He plays with jackson, hugs on his neck and creates lasting memories with his son because it's the desire in his heart to do so. I love that about him. I love that my son has such an amazing father - such an amazing man to look up to as he grows up in the ever changing, unsteady world around him. I can rest easy knowing that my children have a rock in their dad. He's never too busy for jackson...never has 'better' things to do. Ben has always been this way with me and it is no different for his little boy.
To say that Jackson loves spending time with ben is an understatement...it probably has something to do with the fact that ben celebrates the 'wild man' in jackson...the wildness that God puts in all little boys.
The two of them have their own daddy and bear club and I'm pretty sure there are no girls allowed. They are always doing crazy things, coming up with new games, new adventures and their latest definitely takes the cake.
Ben made a ramp of pillows at the edge of our bed that he showed jackson how to roll down...of course he was hooked from the first roll. As a mom, I'll have to admit, the first time I saw him doing it I wanted to put an end to it right there...but then I saw the excitement and the joy in his eyes so I just walked away and let the boys be boys.
I love having my boys - it just doesn't get much better.