Monday, May 2, 2011
The older boys
Luke then decided he needed to make some cards and then helped me gather toys to take to the hospital for Brayden.
Both boys wanted to come to the hospital to see Brayden. Luke said he would sit in bed with him and read him books. They did come visit one night and both were disappointed to leave. They enjoy the cafeteria, video games and playroom. After a while they just wanted everyone home.
Luke had a meltdown one afternoon. Sobbing and clinging to me...he was tired from being at other's homes, had not eaten well and just was out of sorts. He wanted everyone home. I tucked him in blankets on the couch and he dozed off for a bit.
Thankfully, we have amazing friends and neighbors who treat our boys like stars. All who came to the rescue with yummy treats, gift bags, even sleep-overs with a trip to Dave and Busters for some out of control fun (I owe you for that one). The boys had time with their grandparents, whom they convinced they could have lots of junk food.
I want to protect them just as much I want to protect Brayden but in a different way. For Brayden we fight for his health, for Carter and Luke I want to protect their hearts and minds. I pray for them constantly. I can only do so much, we pray for God to protect them, we let them pray for our lives as well.
Carter prays for Brayden, "to get better and be able to be more like us."
Luke prays, "Help Brayden not be sick anymore and feel more better." Luke has been saying this prayer, the exact same words, for at least two years almost every night.
We talk about things the best we can, answer any their questions and try not to appear stressed...