Acknowledgment not sympathy

I may not be the the best room mom. The mom who has homemade snacks ready at all times. I may say we’re having chicken nuggets for the 4th night in a row, because sometimes I just value the silence and a kid who actually eats something.

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But when we’re playing at a park or pool with new kids I can’t help but be proud of this kid. She is the best big sister who introduces her baby sister to any kid and then quickly says, we have a brother and another baby sister, but they died.

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I’m sure not many of the kids understand what that means. But they accept the acknowledgement and then they all move onto play.

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I hope to one day be as good as she is at grief. She’s not always looking for sympathy, she’s looking for acknowledgment, there should be more kids here. They both acknowledge it and say well, let’s go slide instead.

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One day this kid will be blowing us all away with how she can talk to others!

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Published by Beyondthewillows

I'm a wife, mother to two incredible children. One on Earth and one in heaven.

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