Your story was touching. I love that you are a strong, intelligent father raising a sensitive and intelligent son. My own 13 year old son is quite sensitive and while I have come to realize this is a gift that gives him a way to develop relationships and empathy with others, it has been a struggle for me to let him be himself because he is so different from me. Your story made me remember to appreciate my son. You are also a very good writer! I had a picture in my mind the whole time I was reading.