Friday, May 14, 2010


Kindness is a trait I seldom see in Ted - not that he's a mean person, but he seldom goes out of his way to help his siblings. One Friday afternoon the kids were exploring a rocky, muddy area near Paul's office with a storm drain that went under the street. Ted wanted someone to come with him into the drain and Mae agreed. It was a tricky climb to get to the drain and the care and gentleness he showed her warmed my heart. He guided her step by step and at the end, when there was a "hop down" required, he put his arms out and said, "I'll catch you," and she jumped. And he caught her. Moments like these are so precious. They do love each other. They do know how to be kind to each other. I am verklempt!

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