our steps rushed,
the ground hard.
The sun is shy but
smiles upon us.
I ignore the wind,
playing with my hair.
I'm listening closely,
to you speaking,
trying to heal the bruised ego
of your brother.
His tears cascading down,
his exam a disappointment.
You carry his heavy backpack,
wanting to lighten his burden.
I listen as you encourage,
with words of tenderness.
His glasses fog up,
from tears and distress.
You hand him a napkin to wipe
one a man,
the other still a child.
Your story weaved with love.
The beauty of the moment
cherished in my mind.
On the way to the airport,
bumper to bumper traffic .
We take side streets,
as our afternoon unfolds.
I will savor today,
the snapshot of my sons,
standing side by side.
I will soak it in ,
with grace and gratitude in my heart.
My older son was visiting ten days ago. We went to pick up my little one from school and he was devastated about a math exam he took. He is in 6th grade and his class is a college credit class and very difficult. He loves the challenge and he was disappointed in himself. It was special for me to watch my older one speak to him with such tenderness and love. It's those moments that make everything worthwhile.
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I am never prouder of my children than when they prop each other up, empathy at the ready.ReplyDelete
How lovely for the brothers to be encouraging each other, this is what family is all about ~ReplyDelete
And that is a beautiful family portrait ~
Happy day Ayala ~
Thank you, Grace.Delete
Ayala, THIS storyis woven with love.ReplyDelete
The beauty of the moment
cherished in the minds
of all who come here and read this.
To some of us it's like "water in the well".
Thank you, dear Steve. Peace.Delete
another wonderful family pic and another wonderful warm-hearted story of encouragement...love the tenderness, how he carried his brother with his words as well...you can be so proud of your wonderful boys ayalaReplyDelete
Thank you, Claudia. I was really proud that day :)Delete
smiles...and where do you think he learned that kind of heart? smiles....you have done well....cause the proof is in the puddling...ReplyDelete
Thank you, Brian. Nice of you to say :)Delete
Awww... Yes, I echo Brian's comment... where did he learn that kind of love and kindness... beautiful read, made my eyes mist up and put a huge grin on my face :)ReplyDelete
My goodness you youngest boy has already achieved so much if he's that far ahead... sheesh! Well done to him anyway!
Thank you, Bren. I appreciate it my friend.Delete
Its great when siblings support and encourage each other :-)ReplyDelete
It is :)Delete
Ahh... so true... a mantra to live by. I'm sure watching their interaction was amazing... every mother's dream that their kids get along (I'm very fortunate, too).ReplyDelete
It is every mother's dream...so happy you have that too. :)Delete
What a bittersweet moment you've captured here. I hope that someday my boys will be as supportive of each other as yours are. Thanks for sharing this lovely story.ReplyDelete
They will...thank you, Kristen. :)Delete
now we need the kids to buy in!ReplyDelete
So sweet! You can tell your younger son many adults would not pass his class, lol And to your older son, what a wonderful father he will make one day :)ReplyDelete
I thought of that as well...:) thank you, Lori.Delete
A charming snapshot poem examining closeness, gratitude, and family. Very touching.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Gay.Delete
Touching and comforting.ReplyDelete
he'll carry that back-pack for years to come... I raised 3 boys... it still amazes me how they cover each others backs... sweet writeReplyDelete
Thank you..and how sweet. Three boys ..that's great!Delete
How touching. This gave me the chills, Ayala. What a beautiful family you are.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Victoria :)Delete
My kids are very close - and there are few things that mean more to me that watching them care for each other. One of life's greatest blessings!! LOVE this!ReplyDelete
It is a wonderful blessing. So happy you are fortunate that way. Thank you, Adrienne.Delete
A beautiful write.ReplyDelete
Your son has obviously inherited his goodness and kindess from you and you can be as proud of yourself as you are of your children.
Thank you, Anna. You are sweet.Delete
So much to be thankful for when you see your sons as close as they are to one another, one comforting the other. Not easy growing up and experiencing disappointment, but nice that they have each other as well as you!ReplyDelete
So good to know they have each other. :)Delete
Ah brothers, such a special relationship...great that they have each other. :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Di :)Delete
This is so sweet!ReplyDelete
Thank you, MZ. :)Delete
Just a little encouragement can go a long way, sounds like they have that down.ReplyDelete
Sounds like you are doing a great job with both boys... wonderful that you got to see the evidence of that.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Tracie. :)Delete
As always, ayala, you shine such a lovely light from the heart of your family out. I love this poem, and the picture it gives of your boys.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Joy. :)Delete
very good thing to see the love shared and expressed,ReplyDelete
Thank you kindly.Delete
Yes, truly, these are the best moments of life... And how proud you must be of them both. p.s., what a lovely photo... You are just adorable.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Kelly.... sweet of you to say. :)Delete
Well told--I love moments like these.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Jen.Delete
Oh I love it when you do tender little poems about your family, sigh.ReplyDelete
I love this part:ReplyDelete
"The sun is shy but
smiles upon us.
I ignore the wind,
playing with my hair."
You truly must me proud indeed!! What a great blog you have :)ReplyDelete
I am. Thank you so much :)Delete
Ayala, this is a beautiful touch of how siblings can be encouraging for each other. As I have said before-it is a sign of good parenting. Lovely write.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Pamela. :)Delete
Oh dear. Such a sweet poem. Siblings can have the most wonderful relationships as you bring out. thanks. k.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Karin. :)Delete
Tenderness and kindness are all that matters. These are the things that will be remembered not the maths paper. Lovely poem Ayala.ReplyDelete
True and thank you :)Delete
What a beautiful moment to remember with verse.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Susie. :)Delete
Yet another beautiful moment shared with your family...giving us all hope that such love and caring make for more love and caring radiating outward to all they meet. It all starts w. family.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Jackie. :)Delete
Awesome! Siblings can be the best of friends. :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Mel. :)Delete
Wonderful moment, well documented. A beautiful write, Ayala!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Charles.Delete
a beautiful moment indeed. :) thank you for sharing it with us so poetically, Ayala.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Joanna. :)Delete
You write so sweetly about your loved ones... It makes me cry with emotion... I am glad and love your love :-)ReplyDelete
You are so sweet, Dulce. Thank you :)Delete
It's these moments that make it all worthwhile. Excellent work painting such a beautiful picture of kindness.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Nico :)Delete
you have captured such a beautiful and touching moment. love seeps off the screen with each word.ReplyDelete
The love between siblings caught with great sensitivity..and I loved the title too, thanks!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much. :)Delete
You capture another unforgettable moment. Very nice work.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Steve. :)Delete
...things do happen for a reason..be it good or bad... Your little one never lost it coz he's already a winner for taking the courage to try and give his best shot.... And that's already a big thing to be proud of... :-) thank you for sharing the wonderful relationship your family have for each other...good day!!!:-)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Kelvin. I am proud of him...and he is always a winner to me. :) Best wishes.Delete
It sounds like you have two very special boys. And they have a very special mom. xoReplyDelete
Thank you, Mary. XODelete
What a beauty of a post. You have a lovely family.ReplyDelete
Greetings from London.
Thank you kindly.Delete
What a sweet moment. I love the line, "The sun is shy butReplyDelete
smiles upon us."
Thank you, Leslie.Delete
Beautifully written, Ayala. I love the strong bond between your boys that this poem conveys.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much :)Delete
so tender Ayala... it is magical to watch the love between our children blossom in moments like this.ReplyDelete
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What a sweet moment. I love watching my boys together, too.ReplyDelete
Such a poignant write--these are hard lessons to learn--and you help so much---Really lovely!ReplyDelete
What a lovely moment between your boys. I am so glad you got to witness this. It's an ordinary moments, but reveals so much. That is the best kind of living. . .ReplyDelete