Tuesday, October 18, 2011

He Has a Heart of Gold

  My sweet little Pierson amazes me time and time again with his tenderheartedness and compassion. He tries to be a good little helper and aims to please. When his good deeds go unnoticed he doesn't pout or shout. He quietly goes on his way. Every once in a while he will look up and wait for someone to make eye contact with him to show their approval.
Part of this behavior I believe is still him trying to win acceptance and seek approval. He has won the hearts of this family for sure but his insecurities come with his past. Don't get me wrong I love that he loves to help. But I do hope that one day he will feel secure enough to know that he doesn't have to do these things for approval.
Several weeks ago we had one of those rains that just wouldn't let up. It rained and rained, and rained some more. Before long water was running down the brick path and running straight into the pool. Leaves, dirt and all. It was stressing all of the grown ups out (my sister and her family were here too). But none of us were going to go out in the rain and try to stop it. That would be futile.
Before long we were lost in the moment of the chaos that is family and 6 cousins. After about 20 minutes I started wondering where Pierson disappeared to. It wasn't like him to not be playing with Caleb....

I'll leave you with these pictures... No more words needed.


Can I tell you that I love my son.

3 comments:

Grandma Shultz said...

Pierson, what a big help you were to Grandma that day. You helped to lift many leaves off the pool surface before they floated to the bottom. You worked so hard. And I remember that your little jacket wasn't waterproof and you came into the house shivering from being wet and cold....but you didn't complain. Believe their was a warm blanket and some hot chocolate waiting for you. Love you,

Kristi said...

Pierson does have a heart of gold! We love you sweet buddy!

Cassie said...

just melt my heart...