I am in awe.

I am in awe whenever I witness the kind generosity and love others show to our Nick.

It is pretty well know that Nick loves airplanes.  He takes the toys with him where ever we go.  Some places they have to stay in the car while he goes inside, such as at church or restaurants.  Otherwise he has at least one with him.

This past week while we have been at our home in Ireland a neighbor has been thinking of Nick.  Yesterday Liam and Anne Hirrell dropped by with three toy airplanes for Nick, and today they sent two granddaughters over with another one.

I wish that I had captured the smile on his face when these two sweet children presented him with the toy.  First he was handed the airplane, looked at it carefully, then placed it on his lap.  Then he reached up with both arms towards one of the girls.  He wanted to give her a hug as a thank you.  This amazing girl, without any outward concern, allowed our Nick to give her a hug around her neck.  She had just met him.  Arden and I were telling him to be gentle.  He is very strong.  After thanking her, he reached up toward the other girl.  She too allowed herself to be pulled into a thank you hug.

I thanked them profusely for being so kind to Nick.  I asked them to give our best wishes and thanks to their grandparents.

After they left, Nick kept repeating over and over, “the sweet girls bring me an airplane.  Liam Hirrell give it to me.”  Sorry Anne, I guess that Liam gets credit for this one.  I keep telling Nick that you are a part of it too.

It doesn’t take a lot of time and effort to think of others and our experience today makes me want to notice the little things that will make someones day brighter, and then do it.

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