Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Connor has always been empathetic beyond his years. He's a child who notices when other children hurt, when they need help, and when something doesn't seem right. Helen's carefree nature sometimes makes it harder to see her compassionate side, though certainly she possesses one.

Today, my parents took us all to an amusement park. As we approached a small train, Helen clapped enthusiastically exclaiming "Oh, I want to ride the train! I want to ride the train!" As soon as she saw how small the train cars were, she looked at me and said "It's just for kids. I'm so sorry. I'm really sorry."

Don't worry, Helen. I had fun watching you and Connor loop around the track.


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