My bursting heart

Thursday, December 18, 2014

I didn't think I could love him anymore - and then last night:

I was feeding him a sandwich for dinner. I gave him a bite and he accidentally bit my thumb, hard.  I pulled it away quickly but I didn't yelp or say "ouch" - I didn't really make a peep.  But, he knew he bit me and he looked so upset.  He'd been so enjoying turkey and avocado sandwich but now he looked guilty - as if he wasn't sure whether he should chew the bite and swallow it or if he should just spit it out.  His little eyes filled with tears and his lower lip began to quiver.  I tried to reassure him that he hadn't hurt me.  "Mommy is ok!  You didn't hurt me!  It's ok, baby.  You can eat your dinner.", but he was so upset.  He slowly chewed the little bite and as soon as he had enough down, he asked for my hand.  I gave it to him and he kissed my thumb - twice.  I gave him a giant hug and kiss and told him how much I loved him.

Where this boy found such love and empathy, I don't know, but my heart just melted....and at the same time, I felt awful and sad.  I didn't think I could love him anymore and somehow, this love goes deeper and deeper every day.  He's my special boy....the one who saved my life.  I'm eternally grateful.


Jayden's Mommy said...

This is so sweet. Moments like this are treasures that fill our hearts. He is precious. And Abby he gets the love and empathy from you and you husband. They copy everything. Much love.

robyn said...

such a sweet story, thank you for sharing it. brought a smile to my face and a tear to my eye. and i must say that that picture is scrumptious.

Anonymous said...

Oh that brought tears to my eyes! What a sweet child you have

Taryn said...

This has me in tears! I'm so glad you took the time to write this experience with such vivid beauty and share it with us. I wish I was as perfect as Mo is at showing compassion, love and genuine concern. What a good example! That is one amazing little boy!

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