Hayden has watched Thomas making necklaces and jewelery for me and others. One night as Thomas was making a necklace, Hayden asked if he could make one for someone. Thomas said sure, and Hayden told him he really wanted to do something special for Brooklyn because she is his best friend that is a girl.
Hayden took out all the beads, lined them up and spent probably 30 minutes putting the beads in different combinations, carefully designing the perfect necklace for Brooklyn.
He spent the next couple of hours perfecting his creation, stringing beads and creating his masterpiece.
When Thomas added on the clasp on the end for Hayden, he stepped back and admired his work. He even tried it on to make sure it would fit Brooklyn perfectly.
Then, like most, who create something, he started questioning if she would like it. We assured him and he couldn't wait for Valentine's Day to roll around to give it to her.
A month went by so slowly, as almost each day, Hayden asked if it could be a "just because" present instead. He couldn't wait.
We made him hold out.
As Hayden gave it to her and explained that he made it, a huge smile came across Brooklyn's face! He then added, I figured you should be my valentine because you are more like my sister and best friend than anyone. Her smile spread further across her face as she admired it and let Hayden's words soak in.