Wednesday, October 29, 2008

i was so touched by this...


blithe had a hard time at school today. once we got home, she broke down and cried on the kitchen floor. i scooped her up and held her. her heart was broken, and it hurt.
i held her as she cried. then something wonderful happened. just typing this, i have tears in my eyes. (get a tissue, then come back and finish reading... got one? ok.)
asher came up to blithe, put his hand on her arm, and leaned over to hug her. he held her for a moment, then stood up and signed "sorry." it was breaking his heart to see his big sister so upset. then, he pointed and said "tin" ("train"), and looked back at blithe and said "glithe" ("blithe"), then pointed back at the train and said "tin" and back at blithe, "glithe." then he took her hand in his and led her over to the train, where he played with her.
with everything he's been through, he has learned compassion and mercy. what a special gift for all of us, to see this beauty in my boy. and tonight, what a special gift for blithe.
i don't care what any doctors tell me, asher has the biggest heart of anyone i know.

5 comments:

ChristophersHeart said...

*sob* (I needed those tissues)

how absolutely heart warming and sweet. Your little Asher is truly an amazing child,

I can just imagine how much of a proud proud mama you are tonight

Wendy

It's just my life....annie said...

awwww

and then {{{HUGS}}} to Blithe!!!

Pam Hedden said...

Perhaps old Asher isn't such a bum after all . . . LOL . . .

ChloesMumma said...

H, you have beautiful children. I only hope I can do as good a job with Chloe as you continue to do with your three. That Asher is so special and giving and compassionate is no accident, my dear.

Miss you...

Tanna said...

He learned it from you my dear, as you stood by his side and fought for his quality of life... He learned from you that crying and sad not "normal" part of childhood. You taught him that just as you eases his fear and wiped his tears, he wants to do the same for the people he loves. Wait until he is a grown man and wipes your tears for you...

HUGS!