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Ashland13 posted 10/14/2013 19:12 PM

We have a young friend in the same boat as DD is, his father left abruptly a few years ago. Today we had him come visit and they spent time playing in the leaves and making crafts. It was pleasant to hear laughter of children resounding through the yard, as it once did.

This little boy came up to me at one point when I stopped being busy and said, "here." In his fist he had a bracelet that he made for me and he gave me one of the biggest hugs I've had since DD's birthday a long while ago.

This was the sweetest, briefest moment in time but I found myself almost clinging to this boy and giving silent thanks for his remembrance of me.

He then held up his other hand and in it, he had a matching bracelet that he had just finished. He smiled brightly and said, "this is for my mom. My dad left too. So I made these for the alone moms who are so nice to me."

[This message edited by Ashland13 at 7:13 PM, October 14th (Monday)]

tesla posted 10/14/2013 19:32 PM

Very sweet moment. Brought tears to my eyes.

Bebba1171 posted 10/14/2013 19:41 PM

Amazing. Thanks for sharing..

pregnantandsad posted 10/14/2013 19:56 PM

This made me cry. What a sweet boy. I am so glad you had a good moment today. I am positive there are many more to come.

Iamhappytoday posted 10/14/2013 21:31 PM


Made me teary, in a good way.

Phoenix1 posted 10/14/2013 22:42 PM

Awwww....that melts the heart! What a sweet boy!

dmari posted 10/14/2013 23:53 PM

What a wonderful moment! Beautiful! He is going to treat his wife like a queen one day. Thank you for sharing!

LAFA posted 10/15/2013 05:00 AM

What a great little guy! So happy to hear this.

thenon-goddess posted 10/15/2013 05:08 AM

*tears* What a sweet boy.

SBB posted 10/15/2013 05:46 AM

Ah shit Ashland. Good god woman I'm crying over here.

Bless his sweet, sweet heart. I love those sparkle moments in life.

Pass posted 10/15/2013 11:07 AM

That's a great kid. You're lucky to know him, and I feel lucky to have heard about him.

Secrets Kept posted 10/17/2013 14:03 PM

WOW.....what an angel!!!

I am literally sitting in my office at work crying over your post.

It is so sad that children go through their own issues with this crap. Are you & his mom by chance friends? Sounds like a good opportunity to have someone close who totally understands a spouse up & leaving.

What a sweet little boy!!!

lieshurt posted 10/17/2013 14:10 PM

Please give that sweet boy a hug from all of us.

Bluebird26 posted 10/18/2013 07:25 AM

oh that is so sweet, what a lovely gentle young man. Glad you got to share that moment with him.

Ashland13 posted 10/18/2013 08:25 AM

To answer some questions...

Yes, the mom has been a pillar since XPerv left. She came the first day and has been something of a rock ever since. She's helped me through many a meltdown or given advice.

She has the tallest, pointiest bitch boots I've ever, ever known.

And, she's one of the people who caught XPerv in the first place-and the only one who told me she caught him cheating.

What's sad too is to hear that the little boy's father and family fight over him, but not in a pawn sort of way-they yell at him and threaten him with "don't tell mom's", so he's almost afraid to be with the brother alone who's a teenager and in mega trouble.

My heart breaks for him as it does for DD and the words and concepts these kids know because of infidelity are just not things kids barely puberty age should know!

[This message edited by Ashland13 at 8:27 AM, October 18th (Friday)]

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