Thursday, December 5, 2013

A Loving Heart

This is my grandson, 14 month old "D".  He is stepping out of his play house.
I am prejudice, I am sure; but he has the sweetest heart, a loving heart.

There is a 12 year old boy we see fairly often and "D" keeps trying
to get his attention to come and play.  The 12 year old has autism
and doesn't talk or engage with anyone.
A few days ago the 12 year old was lounging on the floor and
"D" wanted him to come and play.
He patted him on the head with both hands, but had no response.
He stepped away briefly and decided to go back and try again.
This time he sat on his hands and leaned into his chest to sit with him.
Still no response.
Briefly he left again and then turned and tried one more time.
This time he wrapped his arms around this 12 year old boy,
put his head on his shoulder, hugged him, and gave him a kiss.
The 12 year old sat up and had a small smile on his face.
"D" had done his job by showing love to someone
that is closed within himself.

Witnessing this just touched a grammy's heart.
The heart of this little one can teach us all lessons of love.
Now isn't that what the season of Christmas is all about?


Angela McRae said...

What a marvelous story! Can't believe little "D" is growing so quickly -- and wow, what a sweet smile he has in this photo, looking like he just can't wait to go join the party. LOVE that he was able to get through to the autistic child. Yes, there is LOTS we can learn from children, isn't there!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

He is so cute! Great lesson.

Linda@arichtapestry said...

The little ones can teach us a lot about loving actions. Your grandson is growing up fast and is a lovely boy.

Anonymous said...

Your story touches my heart. Thanks for sharing.

Ginger said...

What a sweet heart!

Adrienne said...

He is a little sweetie - and his little loving heart understands something many adults don't get. He knows how to touch a heart!

Tracy said...

Oh, my... this got the tears rolling! The power of LOVE... it is so great! Sweet D... he's my inspiration today! :o) Thank you for sharing this, Marilyn. ((HUGS))

Jeanne said...

So sweet he is so cute indeed.

Much love and many blessings

A child teaches us the message of love.

Laurie said...

How touching and beautiful Marilyn, "and a little child shall lead them."

relevanttealeaf said...

Your grandson is adorable, Marilyn! And what a precious illustration of love he demonstrated.

Mary said...

Little D has grown a lot since your last shared a pic - he's so cute!

The story was beautiful Marilyn, what a special little boy to reach out like that - kids can do amazing things.

Hugs - Mary

Steve said...

Beautiful!! :)

Jeanie said...

First of all, I LOVE this photo! He's getting big and so adorable.

And what a sweet kid. Gee, if all of us looked at someone who didn't respond and kept trying two or three times, what a difference we could all make in the world. This wee elf has much to teach us!

La Tea Dah said...

A most precious story! A child's love is priceless!!!

Anne Jeffries said...

Seriously, Marilyn. This is one of the sweetest, most kindhearted stories I've ever read.

paris parfait said...

I can't see a photo attached to this post, but what a wonderful, uplifting story!

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Don't know how I happened onto your blog this morning, but I'm glad I did! This sweet story got my day off to a terrific start!