I take the toddlers to a weekly art class and last week they had a substitute teacher. They were both pretty apprehensive about entering the room, so I turned my back and started making their name tags. When I turned around, Grae and Jaydon were sitting in the front row together, listening and holding hands.
Grae and I have our best talks before nap time and we talk often about the special role of being a big brother. We talk about how big brothers are protectors . We talk about how he will get to look out for his baby sister and hold her hand in new, scary situations.
To know that Grae was there, holding Jaydon’s hand in a big group of kids sets my heart on fire. He’s listening to those whispered conversations we share and he’s acting on it. I couldn’t be more proud.