But this morning, after making lunches, getting kids dressed, dropping them off in different places all before 7:30 I realized that I had Jake in the car all to my self. So we talked ...about random stuff but I listened, really listened, no interruption from my blackberry or the radio just me and him and here is how our conversation went:
Jake - "Mom, we have a kid at camp who has something wrong with him"
Me - "What do you mean, wrong with him"?
Jake - "Well, his ribs stick out really far and he has trouble breathing, he can't run and play like the rest of us and sometimes he has to use oxygen, I think it's a congenital issue".
Me - "Congenital"?
Jake - "Yeah, you know Mom, born that way, how God makes you before you are born"
Me - "Hmm, so what does he do all day"?
Jake - "Me, Draven and Gavin and ask him to sit with us at lunch and we invite him to play games like board games and stuff that won't make him tired"
Me - "That is very nice of you boys"
Jake - "I guess, I wouldn't want my brother to not have anyone to play with if he was at camp because of his congenital issue so I figure maybe God will remember that when Ethan is my age and someone will play with him when I'm not around"
Me - (hiding behind tears falling behind my sunglasses) "You're a good boy, Jake, God made you that way you know, right?"
Jake - "Geez Mom, your not crying are you?" "You can't drop me off like that, get it together..."
And that is how our 3 minute conversation went on the way to summer camp today and I will drink it in and forever hold it close to my heart.....