Is He Real?

November 24, 2015 -  Just a day after pictures with Santa, Cole (9.5 years) asked me "Mom, is Santa Real? All my friends tell me he's not. Will you please tell me the truth?" He knew before he asked, but he needed reassurance. He begged me to tell him and tears streamed down my face. What makes it hard for me is the loss of that magical innocence. Why do they have to grow? We explained that Santa is the magical spirit that lives in his heart and that he would be around as long as he believed in giving.  A bit of a difficult night for Mom and Dad. :)