Tuesday, June 24, 2008

sweet heart

This morning I picked up a Bucker Orphan magazine and said to M, "I want to show you something." I turned to a photo of a baby...a little one obviously living in poverty...and told M that the baby did not have any food to eat.

I was actually surprised by how quickly M's demeanor changed...he looked very sad. I asked him if we should send the baby's mama some money to buy some food. Then I asked, "Do we have any money to send?" He immediately started pointing to the laundry room, so we walked in, and he pointed to the change bowl I keep on top of the dryer. I helped him climb on the stool and he selected coins out of the dish and placed them in my hand. He was mometarily distracted by the dryer buttons that were begging to be pushed, but he quickly got back on task!

We put the money in an envelope and will send it to Buckner later today!

11 comments:

Craig, Judy, Andrew, & William said...

That's beautiful. It's amazing how much he can understand at such a young age.

Kerry said...

Wow, Tish! I can't believe all the stuff Matthew knows and can do!

His sweet and caring heart obviously comes from you! :-)

Beverly said...

What a sweet story and a sweet boy.

Lynn said...

He is such a sweet boy!

Andrea said...

If our children are going to change the world , we have to teach them that it is O.K. to want to.

Good Job, Mom!

Andrea

redmaryjanes said...

Oh, that is so sweet! Give him a big hug from me. What a darling.

Mark, Rebecca and Sophia said...

That is so precious.

I have never heard of the Buckner Orphan magazine. Guess I'll need to Google it.

Tami said...

How sweet.....what a wonderful opportunity to reinforce the blessing of giving to others.

Tiffany and Gabriel said...

That's amazing! Matthew has such a good role model in you. He really will change the world, one person at a time.

Rebecca said...

That is amazing and so touching!!!! I just want to give him a hug!! Truly a work of God in his little heart even at a young age. Aw, love you lil M!

r

Amie said...

What a sweet post. And you are such a good mommy. It is never too young to teach them to always think of others first. too cute!

:)
Amie