Thinking of Others

My oldest son has recently been very cold and even cruel towards his younger brother.  After a year of being rude and condescending towards him, I have been amazed that the younger son still loves him as much as he does.  Yesterday was my younger son’s birthday, and we had already had an extended family party where I assumed that big brother had “filled the square” of remembering his brother’s birthday.  That evening I got a text from big brother asking if there had been a package delivered for the birthday boy.  Not only had older brother remembered his birthday, but had bought it himself, paid extra to be sure it arrived on time, and got him the thing he had been asking and asking for.  He then came over and joined us for cake and ice cream, giving his brother an awesome surprise to finish off his special day.

 

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