Hanging out with families like this one make me love my own family all the more. Seeing them laugh, love on each other, tease each other and just “be” all together in one place made me appreciate the essence of family, and all that comes with it. During this session, one of the little guys got hurt. He was literally run over by a bicyclist and did quite a tumble. At first, none of us knew how badly he had been hurt. It was a VERY traumatic experience for a 7 year old. Luckily it only resulted in scratches and bruises all over his arms. His family rallied around him (and his twin brother who was crying in empathy just as hard) and through hugs and encouragement from his big brother and the rest of the family, he was ok and was even able to forgive the girl who ran him over. It’s interesting, that out of all the good times we had, this instance is the one that gets shared. That’s because the important parts of life experience aren’t always butterflies and roses- this young boy had an experience that made him tougher. This family had a bonding experience. We need these types of things in our lives to serve as a reminder of the love we share for each other. After that happened, in seeing the reactions of his family, little Jason knew how much his family loved him, and all of the family members were reminded just how much they love their little Jason.
Much love to all of you, Lovatos. I was certainly blessed by the time with you.