Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius
"Dad, I think those birds have rabies, they aren't flying away!" my second son, Ethan, commented as he walked down the streets of the big city. We don't come into the big city very oftern, but today we had to visit a craniofacial surgeon for my eldest son, Tristan.
He was born with a medium sized birthmark and mole on the side of his nose. He is now thirteen, but since he was about a year and a half old, he has gone every two years to a specialist for observation, to make sure the mole did not become cancerous.
To me, I always thought my son was so handsome. But, the birthmark does get people staring when we go to any new place. "What's that on your nose?"
The cutest answer he ever gave was when he was about 4 years old. Smiling, he turned to the questioner and answered,"I am part Native American. This is the part of me that is (pointing to his nose)."
(I had recently told him of all the different nationalites of our ancestory. He had come up with that deduction on his own). So, he has always been alright with the extra stares, he saw his birthmark with pride.
So today, the surgeon said it is ready to come off...if Tristan so decides. Tristan told him polietly, that he would think about it. My husband and I are going to let him decide. To us, he is just perfect...and has always been.