Sophie Kate has been dealing with some pain for the last month. It's not terrible pain, but she does cry out from time to time and we are having a very difficult time pin pointing exactly what it is that is hurting her. It's not something that upsets her all the time or even some of the time, but we are dealing with something and as soon as all this flu stuff subsides we will investigate this further with her doctors, but right now it is not in her best interest to be anywhere near a doctor's office or hospital. So, as we do much of the time, we are managing her at home.
On this particular day, I had moved SK from her recliner to the couch so she could lay down for a bit and it triggered the pain that she has been dealing with and she began to make that face that we all absolutely dread, which is the Sophie Kate cry face, it will completely break your heart. Sophie Kate doesn't cry much at all so when she does, she means it. No one can take it and we will do anything it takes to get her to stop. On this day, Grey was home from school with us and he saw her begin to cry and came running over to her begging her to stop. I am not kidding y'all, this is what we do.
Grey had been listening to music on his phone. In fact, he had been at a church retreat just the weekend before and was listening to some of the worship songs from that weekend. He had been trying to remember/find one song in particular and he had finally found it and he was playing that song when he came running over to his sister. He pulled the ottoman up beside the couch so he could be near her and rubbed her cheek so softly while singing along to the song that was playing. This was my view...
She doesn't look at too many people like that, goodness she loves her brother and he thinks the sun rises and sets with that girl. Just a regular, ordinary kind of day where we shut the world out as we fiercely try to protect her. Thankful for these reminders on the long, hard days that seem endless this time of year.