Harrowing/Heartwarming Parent Moment of the Week

The Harrowing/Heartwarming Parent Moment of the Week

This week I have chosen a heartwarming moment. Yeah sure, we did have that one incident in which Sweet Boy#1 peed in a cup and proceeded to dump it upon the bed of Sweet Boy#3 who then took the remainder, dribbled it across the floor, climbed up the bunk bed ladder and poured into onto the bed of Sweet Boy#1. Or did it go onto the bunk first and then the toddler bed? It doesn’t matter, because the complete sweetness of the winning story this week makes the whole peeing event irrelevant.

The Hunky Hubby and I somehow spent a wee bit more $ than we had hoped and ran out this month. We were discussing this together and debating the removal of funds from savings. Later that evening I noticed that Sweet Boy#1 was secretly wrapping up a present. Later at dinner he hands the carefully wrapped package to The Hunky Hubby. “This is for you and Momma.” The Hunky Hubby unwraps our gift and finds a dollar bill. “I heard you say you didn’t have any money. This is from my piggy bank.” Later I asked him how we should spend this unprecedented treasure. “It’s for whatever you need.”

Amazing. This child is amazing. This is the boy who has never said the words “I love you” to anyone other than Fluffy the cat and his stuffed raccoon and yet he comes up with this. True love, and he is only 6. Sometimes the wonder of it all just snatches your breath and leaves you gaping.


I promise you a crazed animal, a concussion, and a kiss in every single book...you're welcome!

3 thoughts on “The Harrowing/Heartwarming Parent Moment of the Week

  • Grandma Judy

    Wow! Very special! I remember doing that when I was a child and it wasn’t received. They thanked me for it and gave it back. I don’t remember being terribly hurt but I missed out. I think you did the better thing, allowing the completion of the Lord’s lesson for him, experiencing the sacrifice is important and beneficial. What a caring and loving heart your boy has!

    Love to you.

  • Liz Dewsnap

    This is just beautiful! What a joy to see the glimmers of who your little guys becoming. You and Daryl are doing a good job!

  • That is so absolutely sweet. SO sweet.

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