Friday, November 18, 2016
Call me Harrold
"It's too comfy, Mama. I can't sleep on it." Paugie's perspective is always unique and even if it doesn't make sense, it's always endearing.
As he agonized over writing his letters during school, Paugie pleaded with me: "Mama, when you explain it that way, it's conservationing me and I am incapable of doing what you're asking." Perhaps I'm confusing him.
The kindness and love in Paugie's heart is reflected through so many things he does, including his persistent use of the "I Love you" sign flashed at each of us throughout the day. He has a hug and smile ready for everyone he greets. When someone gives him something special, his first thought is always of his brothers and how he plans to share his newfound treasure with each of them. How can we bottle up that character and pass it generously to every living human?
"I love you more than anyone has ever loved you", he stated this morning as he leaned against me while we sat drinking our hot tea. How I melted into a worthless puddle on the floor...
I walked down the stairs to see Paugie sitting on the couch with his eyes closed, talking out loud. When he heard me, he looked up and said, "Mama, I prayed because I needed to and then I prayed again because I know He loves to hear my voice." So right you are, beautiful human.
As we looked at the globe (our latest treasure from the thrift store), Paugie jumped up and cantered upstairs to grab one of his books. He enthusiastically brought it to me and shouted, "Look! The boot of Italy!" In a minuscule map at the back of one of his books, he showed me the parallel to what he had seen on his globe. He has an incredible eye for small details and their importance.
After spending the day with Gumpai, Paugie came into the house and I said, "Hey Paugie." He corrected me and said, "No, call me Harrold". Hmmm... Gumpai?
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