My 13 month old son, Johnny, just fell down kinda hard on his butt and started crying. Drake (5) ran over before I did by about 5 seconds. He got down on the floor and laid down next to Johnny and stroked his baby face and said, "you're okay, Johnny. You're okay..." Johnny immediately stopped crying and just smiled at Drake, who, hugged him and then helped him up on his feet. They went right back to playing chase throughout the house.
I felt like Kai Lan from Ni Hao Kai-Lan....they made my heart super happy. :-)
I'm gonna let you in on a secret that maybe isn't a secret to everyone but maybe a surprise to some. Drake has autism. Some people may find his behavior to be amazing simply because he is autistic. It's not amazing at all. One thing Drake has shown himself to be is a very loving and very protective big brother. He loves that baby, he's so gentle with him and watches over him like a guardian angel. And I have one person to credit for Drake being such a great big brother to Johnny.
My first born son is probably the greatest big brother of all time. Draco was born during one of the worst periods of our (mine and Jake's) lives. At the tender age of 7, Jacob became both big brother and surrogate father to Draco, since their own father was always either disgustingly drunk and locked in his room with his computer, working (when he periodically could obtain and hold employment) or just simply unconscious. Drake didn't even understand the concept of father or even who his father was until well after my divorce was final.
The only thing Drake knew was Jake and Jake taught him to be a loving, protective and playful brother. And that is exactly who Draco is with Johnny.
My sons make my heart super happy and while they spent Mother's Day showering me with love and appreciation, I spent Mother's Day thanking God for having blessed me four times. Three of those blessings are my sons. The fourth is my wonderful husband, who, not only loves me and shows me everyday how much but loves all three of my sons unconditionally, equally and they know it.
Like I said, I am blessed and unlike Hero, I shall not die while my slander lives. I shall defeat slander by living well, showered completely in happiness and loving.