From the first moment I set eyes on him, I have just wanted to give him a big mama bear hug that would protect him from all the crap that can happen. That hug has given him the knowledge that he is loved. It has given him the confidence to be the person he is but it has not stopped the crap. And that fact is just annoying me to no end at the moment. It has also put me in extreme "mama bear" mode, if you know what I mean. Grrr.