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  • The Boy had only been awake a few minutes, but he had already snagged his favorite spot on the couch where he and the cat sat watching cartoons when I snapped this picture.

    There's a touch of sleepiness still in his eyes, his hair sticks up a little, and his smile reflects his naturally pleasant attitude and his kind spirit, even at the early hour. Even at his young age.

    Tonight we're in Savannah for a college visit.

    Just as when he was small, I take one last look in on him in the next room before I go to bed. I can't tuck him in; he's too old for that. Still, I can't help but to see the Boy from the picture as he takes his eyes off the television for a moment, looks at me, and smiles.

    I can see the sleepiness in his eyes. His hair sticks up in different places now, yet his smile still reflects the kindness he carries in his heart.

    I love the Boy more than he can ever know.

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    Photo by David Harkins
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