Monday, September 28, 2015

My Brave Boy

Let me preface this story by saying I am not shocked nor offended by people who ask me what happened to Grant's head. In fact I welcome it!  It's interesting to me that more often than not, it's a younger child who will be more inclined to approach me. 

But someone made a comment the other day that has stuck with me as a most memorable moment in this journey. 

We were checking out at Walgreens and the young lady behind the counter looked me in the eyes and said, "Wow, what a brave little boy you have there". 

How awesome is she?

I share this because she is such a positive role model for fostering acceptance and compassion.  Stick that comment in your repertoire for the next time you're wondering whether or not you should approach someone. 

After giving her the quick story (yes, yes - Lindsay Coil IS capable of keeping it brief, believe it or not!) she said, "Rock on, Little Buddy, you're a stud."

I completely agree. 

1 comment:

  1. How fabulous!

    And I have to agree...he is one tough little man. And she certainly provides a great role model/inspiration for how far a kind word can go.

    Makes me so happy to think there actually are nice, kind, compassionate people in the world. Seems you only hear the bad stuff these days...See? There's still good in people. Kind of makes my heart smile. :)