Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Big Brother

I sat and watched Lincoln for a while today. He was curled up in a chair with his Star Wars board book. The light of the window came through and cast a perfect glow on him. I love how he escapes into his own world when he needs to.


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He flipped through his book - page after page - by the glow of the window light. Just him.


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A few minutes later, I heard the door of my husband's office close. And a mere thirty seconds after that, I heard Lincoln crying in frustration.

I tan't do it. I tan't.

Before I could even round the corner to see what all the fuss was about, the crying stopped. As I peered into the room, I found Lincoln - back in the same chair - only this time with his favorite "toy" - my husband's iPad - in his lap.

And, his big brother, leaning over his shoulder.

Jack.

Who had dropped his Wii controller in favor of turning Lincoln's I tan't do it into I'll show you how.

Perhaps Lincoln would have chosen to just be alone - with his iPad and some peace. And, not have an I tan't do it moment bring him to tears.

But, as his Momma, I'm so thankful for this moment. Because there are few things more precious to me than seeing my children walk alongside one another, choosing to serve and love and care for each other, putting their own wants aside to show kindness to one of their brothers.

That's what my Jack - the big brother - did today. I'm so proud of him.

And, I'm so thankful to see God's grace at work in our family - making our home more beautiful as we bask in its glow.


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