Thursday, August 27, 2009


With so much attention focused on Benjamin for the last few weeks, it occurs to Wade and I that it might actually be harder to be the kid NOT having surgery.

This is one of my three that DID NOT have surgery four weeks ago -- Mason. And perhaps, the one that has been affected most by his brother's surgery because these two are inseparable -- talking each night until one falls asleep, and waking each morning to resume the conversation right away; they are fierce video-game competitors; challenge each other in their reading; and of course, team up against their (beloved!) triplet sister at will. He has missed all of that as Benjamin just wasn't his self for the first three weeks, and hasn't returned to their room yet as he needs a bigger bed right now.

So, this boy, this wonderful Mason, has moved on to an inflatable mattress in Uncle Lenny's room to sleep near Benjamin -- and to allow Mom to get a little sleep in her own bed (at least a couple nights a week -- B prefers me in there too!). So while this does give them some chatter time (which they enjoy), it also means that Mason gets very little sleep on the nights Mommy isn't there...because he is running back and forth to my room to get me each time Benjamin complains of pain.

So forgive me for bragging, but Mason has not complained once. He just does it and by so doing, takes care of not only his brother, but his Mommy as well!

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control..." (Galatians 5:22-23)

"Likewise every good tree bears good fruit...thus by their fruit you will recognize them." (Matthew 7:17a & 20)

Oh, Mason, the fruit we are seeing in your life is such a blessing -- not just to your family, but I know that God is rejoicing in heaven in the growth so evident in your young life! May you continue to grow in God and bear the fruit that growth will reap! I love you.


Kristin Sidaway said...

I see all of the fruits in your children. You should be very proud!