This story is just too heart-warming not to share. We decided to tell the kids about Valentin.
Our Little Miss is still too young and too delayed to really understand what is about to happen but we continue to show her Valentin’s picture and two videos we received.
For the boys (nicknamed Monkey and Speedy) though adoption is normal for them. I am pretty certain that at this young age (both are 3) they think all kids come from a plane, not a womb.
Here is how our conversation went:
Me: “Hey guys, what do you think about having another brother?”
Me: “Do you think this boy could be your brother?” (on the computer)
Speedy: “He nice?”
Me: “Yes, I believe he is nice. Do you think he should come live with us?”
Speedy: “Like Sissy?”
Me: “Yes, like Sissy”
Speedy: “Ummm, yeah”
Me: “What about you?”
Monkey: “I want another sister”
Me: “Well maybe someday, but what about another brother like Speedy?”
Monkey: “Yeah, that’s good”
Me: “His legs don’t work like yours, he will need a wheelchair”
Speedy: “His legs hurt?”
Me: “Yes, maybe they do”
Speedy: (with a very sad and concerned look) “I don’t want his legs to hurt”
Monkey: (with the same look) “I want to help him, he come live with us”
I cannot help but weep over how sweet these two little boys are. What compassionate hearts God has given these kids, we cannot take credit for the love they have for others. When they are not tackling anything that moves, they sure are sweet :o)