Friday, July 30, 2010

he

Today
we put together some things to send my grandmother.
Abbott made her a card
with a rainbow
and a heart broken into two pieces
that said, "I know how it feels."
I asked him how he knew and he said, Cinnamon and Piper died. I still feel that way when I think about them.
Yesterday
the boys took their money out of their piggy banks
in preparation for a trip to the lego store.
Cal had less money
because he's spent more.
Abbott gave him three of his dollars
because he said he found him in a corner crying about it.
Tomorrow
is the anniversary of Abbott's due date.
Little did I know then
as I waited for him
how much my life would change.
Or who he would become.
I still wonder about that, really.
In my lifetime
I don't know if I'll ever feel as much empathy for others
as he does.

11 comments:

Purple Flowers said...

What a thoughtful,generous and kind young boy. Great post.

likeschocolate said...

Sounds like you have a very thoughtful child. You are blessed!

Francesca said...

What a beautiful post. So moving to read your words. Seems to me that you and your boy are very much alike.

Sammi said...

How lovely your son sounds. xx

Kwana said...

What a sweet boy. Have a good weekend.

KPiep said...

We've had similar moments of generosity in our house. Always makes me proud.

Paige said...

What a sweet post, Lecia...I'm always amazed at how deep and strong these little one's emotions run, which forces me to remember myself at their age, and then it's really not so surprising...what's more surprising is how I respond to their emotions as a mom. They keep us pretty darn honest, don't they?

Sally W said...

Such a beautiful post, I had small tears forming whilst reading! Have wanted to post for a while to thank you for being a constant place of inspiration. We've had a very challenging past 12 months - we had to move interstate in order for my husband to keep his job and in the process we lost a lot of money. However, throughout all this we welcomed our first child, a son. Throughout the dark days, the tiredness and unsettled periods your daily posts have filled me with joy, a sense of calmness and also that of hope. Thank you for reminding me to stop and be thankful for all we have around us. Keep up the wonderful posts!

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Cathy said...

What a sweet post... thanks for sharing.

Valerie said...

you make me teary tonight... so much emotion from this post... I have a little girl who seems very much to be Abbott's match and on her 11thbirthday two days ago, I was thinking just the same as you did
hugs to you Lecia, I don't forget how hard the past year has been for you