When I look at this photo I feel grateful for the love my children have for each other. Sam and Grace are both dealing with big health struggles. Perhaps that is what makes them both so compassionate when their siblings are ill.
On this particular Sunday Sam was exhausted. He has CVID (more about that here) and it wipes him out. His body is tired from fighting infections and trying to stay healthy. He needs sleep and a lot of it. I’ve heard church naps are the best naps, so maybe he was taking advantage of this.
Grace, our sweet daughter with fetal alcohol syndrome and cerebral palsy, was concerned about him watched over him through part of the Sunday Service.
As I looked down our pew and noticed this sweet interaction, my heart just about burst. They do love each other. Oh, they can fight with the best of them, in crazy bouts that rival WWE. But when it comes down to it, they love each other. They can show compassion and tenderness for each other in moments of need. And in this moment, I was absolutely grateful to be there mom. And grateful they have each other.