5 December 2008

onward

harry01

Dear littlest one,

My heart broke for you this week, yet at the same time I was so very very proud of you. You showed courage, integrity and generosity, and I know things are going to get better for you now. Your ability to put things behind you quickly and move forward with faith, hope and an unflappable spirit and lightness of being are inspiring.

All my love,
Mum
x

24 comments:

Frogdancer said...

Um... Suse?
Everything ok?

Hope that he gets over whatever it is and is happy again.

Suse said...

Thanks Froggie. He's been the victim of bullying. But it's now been addressed and all looks hopeful. His capacity to move on and not bear grudges is inspiring.

frog said...

So glad it's being addressed. It is heartbreaking to see our little ones hurting; and so beautiful when they're able acknowledge it and heal.

I hope all continues well.

Joke said...

Bullying tests my family history of hypertension. I am SO glad all is looking better.

-J.

M said...

Bullying. So hard. Sounds like you have a strong brave boy.

nutmeg said...

Just makes you want to wrap your arms around them ... Glad to read that it is being addressed - and you can all rest a little easier.

Stomper Girl said...

I think he is a champion for getting through that, but your boys are well-raised and well-loved so no surprise to hear about his strength of character. Hugs to you though, I'm sure it was agonising.

Badger said...

UGH. I have been there, with the boy child, and it is the HARDEST THING. I'm so glad things are looking better for your littlest one. Lemme know if I need to hop a plane and kick some ass.

sueeeus said...

He's the sweetest thing there ever was. How DARE anyone bully him!

Big hugs for him, and what a strong and courageous boy. All my best.

blackbird said...

I'm hopeful it was a wee bump in his road.

trashalou said...

i love it when m babies are brave, even when it is obviously hard for them. gives me hope for the grown-ups they will become.

So glad to hear the issues have been addressed.

Leslie said...

Here's a blog entry that really touched me about the pain we feel when our children are hurt... perhaps you and this mom relate.

http://www.fricknits.typepad.com/

(Wish I could tell you the mom-pain for a hurt child lessons when the "child" is in her 40's... it doesn't, it comes with the territory.)

LEslie

alice c said...

Suse,
Sometimes a blog post shines with love in such a way that you store it away in your memory. This was such a post. Thank you for writing it - even though I wish you had not needed to.
Alicex

Blue Mountains Mary said...

Having found out last night that my big boy has been coping with something similar all on his own this post touched me more than you will ever know.

Big hugs to you and yours..

herhimnbryn said...

Oh Soup Lady......................

janet said...

Oh Suse, hugs to you all.

I'm glad things are on the up.

xj

Melisa said...

Broke my heart reading this post.
Your boy sounds wonderful. Forgiving and brave. You are raising a good man.

h&b said...

oh :(

Is this when we're thankful he's not the 10yr old from Heidelberg ? Doesn't really matter, does it ?

I hate bullies :(

RW said...

Gosh the world can be a trying place sometimes! Glad to hear that things are on moving forward. Peace to you all.

meggie said...

Our daughter endured bullying, after we moved to Australia. It was heartbreaking to see her hurt, & bewildered, as it had not happened to her previously.
Hope all is well for your littlest one!

Ali said...

Strength - to both of you. There's nothing worse as a Mother than to have to watch them deal with a hard thing. But ultimately, nothing more rewarding either.

Isabelle said...

I wanted to kick the girl who bullied my older daughter. In fact, I still see this girl around occasionally and still want to kick her (she must be over 30 now). Much sympathy.

Anonymous said...

I am with Badger - my offer for a kneecapping still stands.

xoBB

Rae said...

I guess it's not okay to come over there and whap somebody on the head? I feel like I love your family and it sounds like your lovey is doing fine. But still!

You know, I was bullied a lot as a kid... seems that I can barely remember it now. Mostly I just know that kindness is the most important thing, maybe it was a lesson learned the hard way... love to you all.