Wednesday, December 3, 2008

So Proud

Today my kindergartner went to school. Yes this is a normal activity during the week, but today before he left he asked for a picture to share. An ordinary thing for many, but today Landon was asking for a picture to share with his class of him with Larson. Again ordinary...except that all we have is pictures of his brother. As he asked for this...tears came to my eyes. Tears of joy that Landon loved his brother so much. What a treasure to have a baby bless for 23 hours on earth and yet 10 months later still be such a part of our daily conversations.

So we got the picture of Landon with Larson and off to school he went. I picked him up and as proud as any big brother could be he said.."I shared my baby with the class mom and I told them that he was so sick that he died". Yes child-like faith, child-like love. No shame, no sadness..just simple joy and being proud. As others shared about their new babies in their house, my Landon was proud to share the brother the was here for only a day...want a day that was. Never to be forgotten.

I am proud of my sweet little boy. Proud for his love of his brother. I am so incredibly thankful for his teacher who was so willing to have her student share about the baby that died. Our children's school has been so incredible...can't say it enough..with our story. They are never surprised that we still talk about our son, rather then are comfortable talking about him also.

I am sad that he can not take his brother to class to show him off, but thankful that although he is not here in our home...he will ALWAYS be in our hearts. Oh the simplicity of a child!!


Tamara said...

Landon, I want to tell you that I just love you so much and am so proud of you! Lasron is rejoicing in Heaven with Jesus and I am SURE so happy that you took him to school with you today and shared his story through your eyes! What a sweet heart you have, what a blessing you have been for your momma today! Your ROCK little MAN!

Aimee said...

What a sweet sweet boy.

I know you are so proud of him.

Kelly said...

Oh what a precious story! Thank you for sharing this with all of us. I LOVE to see how much faith these wee ones have, even following such tragic events.

God bless you and your sweet family Corie!

Much love,

Emily said...

That is absolutely precious. It just doesn't get any sweeter than that, does it? :)

Suzie said...

What an amazing lil man you have there. I am sure to him it seems like just yesterday that Larson was here with you and your family. What a blessing all of your children are.

**So Proud of you Landon**

boltefamily said...

Thanking God for Landon's sweet heart. Children are SUCH a gift. Love you all!

Laurie said...

The innocence of a childs heart never fails to melt me to my knees. And God says we are to have this kind of faith. I am so proud of Landons heart for his Larson. The simplicity of love in a childs heart is priceless. May your day be blessed with joy Corie.

Laurie in Ca.

Laura said...

I love the heart you are shaping in each of your sweet children! So proud of all of you.

Angie Ramdog Lu said...

Gosh, what an amazing little boy Landon is, Corie. I had tears running down my face reading about this. Thank you for sharing. Kids are truly amazing.

Angela Nicole

Tosha Keaney said...

Hi Corie, breezing through to check in with you guys and say we love you! Such a beautiful moment!