Remember this guy??
Anyway, the other night, Christian was working at Cotillion and they were practicing different dances. There were more girls than boys that night and Christian was the stand in. As it so often happens, there was one girl who never got picked. Sigh! Because Christian was the stand in, he would get paired with this sweet child every time. As they were dancing, she looked at him and asked that heartbreaking question, "Why does this always happen to me? Why don't I ever get picked?"
Do you know what my teenage son did???
He told this hurt child that she was a really good dancer. He told her that the boys didn't want to look like they didn't know what they were doing and that is the only reason they didn't pick her!!!!
Oh my!! My heart just about burst right out of my chest!! Not only did he know that she was hurting but he knew just what to say to her! To say that I was proud doesn't really seem sufficient.
I really can't take credit for the empathetic boy that he is. I think that is something that is just born into a person, something that is a part of their soul.
I can, however, shout to the world how thankful I am that God gave me the blessing that is my sweet Christian! I just cannot wait to see where that beautiful soul takes him!