Friday, July 3, 2015
How far would you go to offer comfort?
This week we had torrential rains. Nine inches overnight caused flash flooding, washed out roads, swept away cars, and flooded homes in a rural town about half hour away where my daughter lives. My granddaughter who lives near there, found her neighbor's uprooted Bradford pear tree in her front yard. Sadly, people and pets lost their lives.
My daughter has an in-home day care now in her new home. She called to say the lower level, day care area, was taking on water. Luckily it was rainwater and not sewage or river water. She and her husband were up all night soaking it up and trying to salvage and prevent further damage. She was exhausted. So, I told her I would come help her with the four babies and a three year old yesterday.
We put baby Isabelle on Liam's lap because she was crying. He smiled at her. She wailed. He laughed out loud. She continued to cry. I said, "Love her." So he patted her.
When she wouldn't stop crying, he did what any big helper would do. He put HIS thumb in HER mouth to shush her.
What a boy!