My heart is full of gratitude tonight.
For friends and family who know that I am trying to raise my kids right, to teach them right from wrong, teach them respect. Even if my kids behavior doesn't always show it.
For friends and family who care about my kids. Who put forth an effort to reach out to Finn even though they get nothing in return. For letting me vent my frustrations and worries to them.
And for tiny answers to a mothers constant prayers.
Masen came to get Roman to play today. As the two crazy boys were heading out the door Finn said he wanted to go too. I told him they were playing in the house not the backyard, and I wasn't coming, and Christal is there. "I like Christal mom".
So R and M waited for him to get ready, walked their bikes the half block to M's house while Finn walked in front of them.
He went into the house. He talked to Christal. He showed her his Buzz Lightyear costume. He went downstairs. He stayed for 10 minutes. He calmly, not crying, said he wanted to go home. So his brother walked him home then headed back to play.
I spent that 10 minutes close to tears as a wave of relief and gratitude spread over me. It may seam like something trivial, but for anyone who knows Finn it's a huge step.
Love you Finn.
4 days ago