Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A Mom's Glimmer of Hope

Attila, my daughter walked into the kitchen, grabbed her "little" brother (who's actually a smidge taller than she) in a bear hug and said, "Hello, bro. How are ya doing?"

He looked over her shoulder at me while she held on tight, lifted his eyebrows and mouthed, "awkward."

But he didn't try to squirm out of it either.

"Good," he replied, "How are you?"

"Good." They shifted from foot to foot in this little huggy thing for a while.

And my heart smiled.



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18 comments:

fourlittlepenguins said...

Wow. Just WOW! Your blog is one I will be visiting often. Thanks for sharing your insights.

Susan said...

Ahhh, how sweet! I pray their bond will grow stronger and stronger as the years go on.

Love your daughter's name!

Have a blessed day Tami~

lori said...

It's all in the details!!
LOVE that!!
lori

Dianne said...

So sweet. But is your daughter really named Atilla? Hey, your feed is still not coming through my Google reader. :( wonder why? take care.

We are THAT Family said...

Great story. Love your daughter's name!

Brenda said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWW. That is so sweet. i hope Atilla and Awkward grow closer each day. Well, I know there will be ups and downs, but generally grow closer each day.

Tami Boesiger said...

I'm feeling the need to clarify that my daughter's name is NOT really Attila. If you click on the link, you'll understand. It is my attempt at humor.

Angie said...

Tami---That truly is something to *smile* about. Hopefully they will remain close---not in stature...but in love!
Bless you girl! :)

twinklemom said...

LOL..that had me laughing so much..How sweet! Thank you for sharing that!

mamasmurf said...

Aww! How sweet! Thanks for sharing,
~Chrissy

Cheryl said...

Awwwwww! That is so sweet. I love it when my kids actually love each other. Thanks for a nice TT post. God Bless~

Melanie said...

Awww! Too precious!

Gina R said...

So sweet. My brother and I fought just like most brothers and sisters do. It's so good to hear a sweet story.

Denise said...

So very sweet dear.

Heather@Mommymonk said...

Oh - that picture made me smile today! I hope my kids give bear hugs like that when they're teens. Even if they have to act like it's "akward." :)

MrsJoeB said...

I wish my two youngest would do this just once. Right now they are constantly at each other. It is so aggrevating! Thanks for the visit! Come back!
In His Graces~Pamela

eph2810 said...

Oh - that is so sweet :) - What I would give to hug my sister like that sometimes.

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart and this sweet moment.

Blessings to you and your precious family.

e-Mom said...

A good chuckle! I can totally relate to this scene. Hugs.