What True Love Looks Like
It was nearing bedtime, and I had just let the dog outside. I was only outside for a total of maybe five minutes, so you can understand my surprise when I walked back in to see my five-year-old son sobbing. See, when I went outside he was playing on his iPad and hugging his two-year-old sister goodnight, so what on Earth had happened in that five minutes?
I softly said, “Buddy, what’s the matter?” But inside I knew the possibilities—Did she hit him? Did she bite him? Did he lose on his game? Did she turn off his game? Is he just tired and cranky? I would have never guessed what was really wrong.
After several minutes of crying in my arms, my son looked at me with those oceany-blue eyes puddled with the saddest tears and said, “If we all die before my sister what will happen to her?” I held him closely and asked what he was talking about. He let out a shrieking cry and said, “I just want to be with my baby forever. We only live till 100 years, so that means we will all go to Heaven before her. I don’t want her to be by herself; it makes me so sad; I need my sister forever!” Nothing had happened other than hugging her goodnight, but he couldn’t stand the thought of her having to go to bed one day without him hugging her goodnight.
They are best friends and love each other so much, but it was in that very moment I realized just how deeply he loves that little girl. And while he is definitely a mama’s boy, his sister is truly the center of his whole world. There is nothing like the love a big brother has for his little sister!