What do you want to be when you grow up?

At dinner tonight, the topic of conversation was–What do you want to be when you grow up?  It didn’t take Beau long to answer “a doctor.”  When I asked him why, he  said “to take care of the children.”  For a moment I felt sad because I wondered if someday he would feel disappointed in himself for not being able to attain this goal and then it hit me.  Why not?  I searched Webster’s dictionary interested in seeing the formal definition for “doctor” and there under definition #2 it said “a person skilled or specializing in healing arts.  While Beau will probably (and I mean probably, because I believe where there’s a will there’s a way) never attend medical school and become licensed to practice medicine, I have already seen evidence of his skills in the healing arts.  His compassion and concern for others, especially those that need it the most, is something we can all learn from.  I believe my son will make a great doctor someday and when he does, I am sure he will take care of the children.

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