Tuesday, November 07, 2006

A big brother sacrifice

Lately, Kellen and Lydia have been getting along well. It is refreshing. Now Lydia and Nolan, that is another story, but today for Pass the Torch, we are focusing on the good. This story is about a big brother taking care of his little sister.

Yesterday, Kellen and Lydia went for a big walk. Holler climbing for you that have been following our adventures. It is the first time they have gone in a long while. They walked a big circle down to the creek and back. Our creek is not exactly just in the back yard, it is about 1/2 a mile away. I happened to be outside when they returned. I saw them standing at the edge of the stone driveway and Kellen was trying to pick up Lydia. Lydia was barefoot. I went over to ask what was going on and this is the story.

While they were at the creek Lydia stepped in water too deep and got one boot full of water. Her boots are lined, so it was soaked. Kellen picked her up and carried her out of the water. He then helped her take off the boots and wet sock. He took off his own boots and let Lydia wear them. He went barefoot. . . all the way home, through the woods. When I saw them he had put his boots back on and was trying to carry Lydia across the stone driveway.

There are times he can be so mean to her. Times when he will have her hysterical in tears. Maybe those days are behind us, but probably not entirely. Yesterday, though he was kind to and protective of his little sister. I am so proud of him!


  1. BEAUTIFUL story! What a great kid you have there. And he made such grown-up decisions all by himself.

    This is an excellent contribution to Pass the Torch Tuesday. Thanks for joining us!

  2. What a wonderful story! Good for your son, taking care of his sister.
    Have a great Tuesday!

  3. How sweet and wonderful! A sign of more good things to come, I am sure. :O) thanks for sharing , and happt PTT!

  4. That's so cute! What a little man he is! I'm proud of you, Kellen!

    Love, Aunt Heather

  5. What a lovely story. I could so clearly see the picture of him carrying her. This is the stuff of good memories.

  6. Awwww, that is just the sweetest story! I'm actually starting to tear up. What a great kid!

  7. Oh, that gave me goose bumps, how precious!