My two younger boys love M&Ms. After taking them to the grocery, I bought each of them a pack of M&Ms. I thought they would both finish them. However, I was pleasantly surprised when Edan left some for Tiana. “I am saving them for Tiana,” he said and gave me the bag to put in my purse. Delighted and blessed by his thoughtfulness, I gave him a big hug and kiss, telling him repeatedly that I was so proud of him for being so thoughtful! Titus, my third son, was watching and listening to us. He poured out some M&Ms into his hand and then handed me the rest of the bag and said, “Here, mom, this is for Tiana!”
“That’s so sweet!” I encouragingly told him, hugging and kissing him, too. A smile cut across his face. “Were you copying your kuya?” I asked. He nodded. This was a big deal for my three year old, Titus, who is still learning how to share.
I often see the power of sibling influence in effect among my four kids. The older ones look out for the younger and the young ones look up to the bigger ones. And they all entertain each other!
We waited nearly thirty more minutes for my sister to come out of the grocery but the boys invented games, sang songs, told each other jokes, and wrestled. It was a little noisy but I enjoyed seeing them have so much fun together. It’s times like these that I thank the Lord for lots of kids. Being a mom is such sweet joy. Truly it is as the Bible says…
“Behold, children are a gift of the Lord,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.”(Psalm 127:3 NASB)