It’s a beautiful thing to witness your child caring for
someone other than themselves.
parent(s) that you could remember was the best the moment of parenthood
you have ever witnessed.
charity for the rescue of abducted children!
I try to teach my children to be understanding, empathetic, caring, and generous. I believe these lessons are just as important as academics,
if not more so. Recently one of my kids proved just how big of a heart he has!
She had a huge personality that would fill the room! We loved her so much, but
she passed away suddenly and unexpectedly earlier this year. It has been hard for us to adjust to this new life without her.
it’s been especially hard on him. Though, as the months have gone by, we’ve
talked of her less and less and the pain seems to have eased some.
is only two and still asks to see her Grandma sometimes. My six year old son
surprised me when we first told him the sad news. He only said he knew she was
in Heaven so we don’t need to be sad. Though, he does say he misses her every
issues; definitely a time when my husband would have talked a great deal to his
mom for her advice and support. The stress level in our home has been high,
though we’ve been trying to keep things light, so the kids don’t soak it in.
treasure box. He has a large wooden jewelry box filled with glass beads,
plastic jewels, costume rings, and other treasures. He often pretends its
pirate booty! While sorting through this, he came across a broken earring; a
dangling dark metal earring, the color of tarnished pewter, with a flower on the
end. In the middle of the flower sat a purple stone, my late mother-in-law’s
downstairs and held it up to his dad!
was still alive and she said I could keep it. But since I know Grandma was your
mommy, I thought this would be more special to you. So, I’m giving it to you to
a moment. My husband knelt down and gave this sweet boy a big hug and just
said, “Thank you! That’s so nice of you!”
child, my child, could be so thoughtful and give such a precious treasure to
his daddy. And at a time, when he needed her, his mom, so much. Perhaps she was there
meaning for him to have it just then. In any case, this moment made all my hard
work as a parent, my doubts and fears, efforts, struggles, sleepless nights,
all of it, so worthwhile.
moment I first held this beautiful little boy! I know no matter what else he
learns, what experiences he has, or where life takes him, he will grow up to be a wonderful person. He already is