I videotaped one of the sweetest moments between brothers that I have ever seen. Will helped put Lukey to bed tonight. He read to him, rocked him, sang to him, prayed with him, and then told a “Henry story” (something Daddy and Mommy do with the boys before bed). Will was very gentle and loving and sang beautifully to Luke. Luke loved it, you could tell and was just eating up the positive attention. These are the moments that I will ponder until I until I can remember no longer.
As we were passing a gas station yesterday, W1 asked me why all the flags were there. I said that they were there to look cool and to attract attention to the gas station so people would come and buy gas. W1 said, “No, Mommy. They are race car flags.” I was amazed that he recognized the pattern since we are not Nascar fans. I told him that he was right that they are race car flags, but that they were still to get people’s attention to come and buy gas.
Closer to home, we traveled over a bridge on 695. W1 said, “Mommy, I recognize this bridge. This is the way we come home from church.” He was quite right.
Last night, we went to a viewing. W1 saw an elderly lady was very sad over the death of her friend. He walked up to her, gave her a hug, told her he loved her, and spoke a lot to her during the evening. He kept walking back to her, holding her hand, and telling her that she should visit us.
This morning, I heard the boys talking. They said, “Drew, I am going to give this to you because I love you.” “I love you too.” (Me:) “Boys, that’s great to hear you talk so sweetly.” Drew: “I’m hugging Will.”
It was very precious to watch two different interactions between our boys today that demonstrated kindness. The first case was when we were outside playing. Drew wanted to sit beside Luke and put his arm around Luke. The other situation was when Drew bumped his head on the table. Will came up to him and said, “It’s okay.” He kissed Drew and then said, “Now, do feel much better?” So sweet!