I met Rebecca a few years ago, when we were both pregnant with our now three year olds. She was always sweet, supportive, and to the point. She always seemed very determined and strong. She posted this video on her Facebook page last week and I just had to share. You see, her oldest daughter, Madi, has face-blindness, and Rebecca has always been determined to make Madi's life the best it can possibly be. You can tell that Madi is an amazing person and I'm so glad that with her Mom's determination, she has found her service dog, Dutch. I'll let her tell the story, because it's a sweet, amazing one!
Today's NaBloPoMo prompt is "What makes your heart leap?" I feel as though I need to change my "What Makes You Jump For Joy" post from a couple of days ago because these are actually two different reactions/emotions, but, I won't. I'll just share with you something I posted to Facebook yesterday. My boys were both enjoying their own bowl of grapes and the instant Captain Fussybuckets ate the last grape out of his bowl, Baby D picked it up, climbed up on the chair to the sink where the bowl of grapes were sitting, put a few in the Captain's bowl, and carried them back over to him. Baby D is only 17 months old, but he already has so much love and consideration for his brother, it's unreal! My heart definitely leapt in that moment! Who knew that a toddler could even notice that his brother was out of grapes? His bowl was still full of grapes, but he wanted to get his brother some more. I really hope there are many more moments like that one, even on into the teenage years and adulthood. The boyshave such a special bond and I hope they always continue to take care of one another!