Wednesday, January 26, 2011


I am really quick to bitch and moan about shitty things going on in my life. I don't usually take time to share things that happen that make my heart swell with pride. I've decided I'm going to start doing the latter more often. Even though my kids do about a billion things daily that drive me insane, they also do things that amaze me (not nearly as often however).

Last week Dylan shared the most heart wrenching thing with me at dinner.

Dylan: "Mommy, did you know that K's mommy got really sick and that was how she died?"
Me: "Did she die when she was a baby?"
D: "No mommy, she died when K is as old as she is now, 6. Well we had to make wishes today at school, you know cause we have been learning about Martin Luther King. Well, you know what my wish was mommy?
Me: "No Dylan, what was your wish?"
D: "I wished that K's mommy was still alive."

Completely blown away. The amount of compassion she showed was beyond her years.

Then of course five minutes later she began screaming and chasing her brother around the house like a lunatic.


Alicia said...

Wow. It's difficult enough to expained what happened, but for someone so young to feel compassion like that... that's intense.

Kate said...

kleenex, please. Kids have the biggest hearts.

Jess said...

Now I'm crying. Poor little girl. Dylan is so sweet to wish that for her. She is amazing.