Hero Mother


I saw a hero Mother today. On the indoor playground at yet another mall (rain go away!) I watched as Landon jumped and rolled and had the time of his life. Then I saw her. She was walking along side of her 3 year old who was in a stand up wheel chair. She confidently strode behind him as he wheeled himself into the play area. He attracted a lot of stares. She didn't try to get all jokey and introduce her child, she let him have his moment. It broke my heart.

Sure enough Landon ran over to the boy. He looked at the cool wheels and put his scarred up right arm on the boys mothers arm. Hubby remarked how cool the kids wheels were. They shared a moment, a moment we rarely get, when we share the knowledge of what it's like to have a kid who's a little different. Landon is blessed his injuries weren't as severe, but it's hard to let the stares go by sometimes. I knew a little bit of how the hero mom felt.

The little boy wheeled past kids jumping and running to the wall where he could play with a bunch of spinning paddles. His mom was there to help him if he got stuck but she just followed.

I'm going to think of this hero mom when I am feeling sorry for Landon, or trying too hard to make a way in the world for him. She is brave enough to know life is tough, but that sometimes she has to let her son figure things out for himself. Brave huh? Now she can be your hero too.

13 comments:

kenady said...

you gotta love the hero moms:) they are amazing people that i aspire to be like...

WPMomOf2 (jen) said...

wow, how awesome. And I love that Landon showed his scars!!!

Melissa said...

That's a great story! I love that Landon went up to him!

Jesslee said...

Your little man is sooo cute! It's amazing how much more brave these little ones can be. My heart goes out to you hero moms out there!

PaperCourt said...

Great story!

Mallory and Kenny said...

I love that term hero moms. I have never heard it before. sweet story.

Mags said...

Hero moms are very inspiring. You and your husband are raising a very special boy who has the gift of showing compassion at a very young age.

Kate said...

That is wonderful! You are both hero moms in my book!

Mom x 2 said...

I love this post. Thanks for this - I needed it.

Pink Flamingo said...

What a wonderful story...Landon is such a sweet, sweet little boy!

Kiki said...

Hero mom for sure, touching story to tuck away when I feel sorry for myself. So sweet that Landon was one of the children that reached out to him. Proof of what a fabulous mom you truly are.

Brie said...

I like you b/c you notice things like this. We can all learn from each other!! Hurray for Hero Moms :)

Maureen said...

so glad you directed us here... thanks for sharing this lesson with us. I bet you knocked it out of the park during the show.