The line that threw me over the edge (but not in a bad way)

September 17, 2013

Dear Max

I often observe and even write about your compassion, and your knack of seeing things that might not be obvious to everyone.

This morning, before heading off to school I was buckling you (dressed in your doctor’s coat) into your carseat (Note: this act never gets easier. Ever). You asked if I was fetching you from school, to which I answered yes. Then, in a moment of magic (or one that could appear in that old show Touched By An Angel), you put your hand on my chest, and asked if my heart was feeling better.

I was stunned and happy, and replied “yes Max, my heart is feeling a lot better”. And it took me a moment to once again be reminded of your heart, and your “adult”.

I made the decision a few months ago that I wouldn’t lie when I was feeling like crap, or sad, because that would be sending out a message to you that less-than-happy feelings aren’t okay.

Granted, I’m not going to be a wreck before your eyes, but I want us to be honest and “okay” when things aren’t amazing.

In other news, you are so excited for your birthday. Today you jumped out of bed and asked if it was your birthday today. To which I replied “five more sleeps”. I”m not sure what we will do once your party is over because I must be honest, I’m using it as a bit of coercion, motivation, incentivisation strategy. For example “Brush your teeth, so that they will be clean and strong for your party”. Or “Go to sleep because you need energy for your party”.

Looking forward to your party (and the red velvet cupcakes).


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  • BronyW

    This is beautiful! X

    September 18, 2013 at 7:33 am Reply
  • ShaneBunyan

    I really hope your ok thinking about you lots

    September 22, 2013 at 7:52 am Reply
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