Friday, May 6, 2011

LIGHTING THE WAY WITH WORDS

Don't forget to squeeze your Mom tight on Sunday, May 8, 2011!
Have you heard our Mother's Day story? 

"My Mom, My Hero"

A poem we dedicated to our Moms for Mother's Day.
Free audio download: My Mom, My Hero
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I always have known our two kids have a very strong bond with each other. I have treasured watching the bond between our son and daughter grow. The day I realized how strong it was is a moment I will never forget as long as I live. 


Our son was almost four. Our daughter was almost two and toddling. We were in the gymnasium of the local elementary school registering our son for Pre-K. There was a play area about ten feet from me circled by chairs. All the kids were playing with the trains, dinosaur figures, and blocks that were set in stations in the middle of the room. Our son asked me to go to the nearest station to us and I agreed. He is extremely passive and so I was thrilled that he wanted to take this step! He clasped his baby sister's hand and together they excitedly went over to the dinosaur figures. It was then that I noticed there was another little boy at this station. Our daughter squealed with delight as she found one of the dinosaurs and started playing with it. This other little boy at the station walked around the table and grabbed the dinosaur out of my daughter's hand. Our son, who was watching this whole situation, picked up a dinosaur figure and threw it at the boy, missing him completely, but getting his attention.  He then yelled, "Hey you! Don't touch my sister!".  I stood there in awe. He then grabbed her hand and brought her over to me. He looked up at me and said, "Someone was mean to her so I protected her.". Although I didn't condone the throwing of the dinosaur, I couldn't help the feeling of pride that swept over me at the expression of the bond that exists between our two children.

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