I took Bear out to the beach the other day while Hubs was in the house with a napping Cub and a ninja-turtle-watching Monkey.
When we got out there, there were 4 children playing right in front of our steps.
I looked around, wondering where the heck their parents were, since they ranged in age from 7 to 11.
But,that’s not my point.
Bear went right up to them and said, “Hi, I Bear.”
And then stuck out his hand to shake each one of those kids’ hands.
Once he had offered it to each one of them, he said, “Nice to meet you.”
I was almost instantly a blubbering mess.
Because Bear is usually in his own little world.
He likes to be around other kids, but doesn’t usually interact with them so much. He wants to, but he hasn’t known how. And it’s been the source of much frustration for him, to not understand why other kids aren’t playing with him.
So, for him to go right up to them and introduce himself…
And in such a polite manner….
It was such a proud mama moment.
And it gives me hope that he will be able to pull out of the little world he’s been stuck in. He really is healing.