This is the kid I wrote about here, with his tender heart for adoption and eager anticipation for meeting his new brother. He delights me daily with his clever mind, his creativity, and his child-like, yet somehow profound, understanding of spiritual things. He wrote this an hour ago:
"Do you ever feel like God isn't protecting you? If you do, your [sic] wrong. If you don't, your [sic] right. God is always with everybody at once. I know it seems impossible, but nothing is impossible for God. He is always with you."Wow. Did I mention he's six?
Last night, he patiently endured several middle-of-the-night vomiting episodes. Little sister, with whom he shares a room, was sick. Strip the bedding, scrub the carpet, requiring a bath sick. My son just ducked his head under the covers and tried to sleep. Later when he realized clean-up would take us a while, he pulled out his Curious George story collection and read contentedly in his top bunk.
So I'm giving thanks today and doting a bit on my firstborn. He's made it so easy to say yes to more kiddos.