I have been encouraged by reading blog posts from other mothers who recognise the importance of our task in bringing up children in a Christian way. "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Brotherly Love!

We had one of those little dramas recently- a situation that can seem trite as an adult but is catastrophic when you are a child.
My daughter ("Miss 5") had a tiny little rubbery thing she called "Polar Bear Hush".  It was her favouite toy in the whole world- she played endlessly with it.  Here is a picture:

The other day, we heard an unbelievable wail of distress from below, followed by footsteps on the stairs.  My dear little boy ("Master 3") had woken Miss 5 to tell her that he'd thrown Polar Bear Hush into the chicken coop, and she'd been eaten by Mrs Chicken!
Poor Miss 5!  She was still feeling rather fragile from several days with a tummy bug (hence the afternoon nap) and she was devastated.  In the hope that Master 3 was excersising his rather active imagination, I went over the coop with a fine tooth comb- to no avail.  They both looked on- she with tears of genuine grief pouring down her cheeks; he totally unrepentant and offering helpful comments as to exactly where I should be looking.  It became apparent that further efforts would be futile, so I did what I could to distract Miss 5 from her grief while Master 3 had some appropriate quality time with his Dad...
A short time later I came into the family room to find the two of them sitting cosily on the sofa, his head on her shoulder, quietly enjoying a DVD together.
"You're lucky your sister isn't angry with you!" I said to Master 3, still feeling rather upset on her behalf. 
She looked up with a lovely smile, then, and hugging him a bit tighter she said, "No, Mum.  I'm not angry with him because I love him.  He's my brother!"

"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!
2 It is like the precious ointment on the head, that ran down on the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;
3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended on the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for ever more."  Psalm 133


  1. What a wonderful reminder of the childlike faith we should all have.

  2. This little story was such a wonderful way to start my Sunday morning. Thank you for sharing. Your children are blessed to have such a loving home, because obviously you are setting the right examples for them!

  3. A beautiful testament to true unconditional love.


  4. That is beautiful! I love how forgiving your daughter is! I am looking forward to learning much from you and your family! I found you from Mom Loop. Thanks for challenging us!

  5. What a sweet nature your little girl has....

  6. What a great story!
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  7. Wow, out of the mouths of babies! You are doing a great job raising your children.

  8. LOL...I just read and posted that same verse on the CAC thread today! there's a confirmation if I ever did see one. I will have to remember that the next time my children are quarreling!

  9. Thank you for a wonderful story! :)

  10. God Bless your little girl and your family. You are raising your kids the right way and doing a great job at it. That story was beautiful. HAVE A BLESS DAY!!! :)

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