Light in Tiny Places

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Sometimes Max says things that totally blow me away.  He will say things that were not "sparked" or initiated by his Dad or I.  It's simply his mind coming up with his own ideas and concepts.  I wanted to share a little story of something that happened not too long ago that made me tear up like a pregnant lady watching TLC's "A Baby Story."

It was the end of the day and I was changing out my infusion site for my insulin pump.  Max has seen me do this hundreds of times but this particular night he wanted to really watch.  He got up on the kitchen counter where all my gadgets and insulin pump things were and began to ask questions.  He asked, "Mommy why do you have to do this?"  Now for those of you who do not know, I am type 1 diabetic.  Max is very aware that I have diabetes.  He even knows not to drink my special "kid" juice boxes in my car, just in case I get low blood sugar.  I sat there and tried my best to simply answer his question.  I pointed to his belly and showed him where his pancreas was and explained that mine does not work anymore and my insulin pump helps me live a normal life just like him.  He sat there for a moment, looked at my pump and then looked back up at me and gave me an unsatisfied look.

He said, "Well Mommy when I am a man like daddy I am going to be a doctor.  I will have tools and I will fix your pancreas, don't worry."  He said it with so much confidence and matter-of-fact tone.  He gave me a quick hug and then hopped down to finish watching Toy Story.  I stood there and cried happy quiet tears and just like every mother wonders, I wondered maybe he would...

32 comments:

Meghan said...

How sweet! What a pure and innocent response for him to want to "fix" his mommy!

Kate Smith said...

Oh my goodness, this is the most adorable thing ever :)

Anonymous said...

I think I have something in my eye!!

So, so sweet Lindsay. That's a very special boy you have there

Natalie Gonzalez said...

Oh, what a precious little heart he has. I love those moments when children are so unabashedly themselves. Thank you for sharing that little sunshine. :)

lifeofkitty said...

Aww, that's precious!

Charlotte said...

That made me tear up!! So sweet and thoughtful and pure. Who knows, maybe he will!!

Anonymous said...

How sweet! I hope you do, Max. Do you find eating Paleo challenging, being a woman with diabetes?

Simply LKJ said...

So precious. Out of the mouths of babes. We are always wanting to fix things for our children, but what a blessing when they reciprocate!

KK said...

how beautiful!!!

Brittany GraceAnn said...

gave me chills! the mind and heart of a child are a small piece of heaven on earth, aren't they?! what a special moment to share with Max <3 XO

emjay said...

That made me tear up for sure! That is the sweetest thing I have read in a long time.

Andrea Everhart said...

Aww, too sweet!

Aria said...

what a sweet little guy you have :) you can do it max!

Barbara Dooley Whiffen said...

This brought tears to my eyes! What a sweet, sweet little boy you have!

Laura Ann said...

I bet he will be a doctor! I am teary.....

Lucy said...

Tears. Joy. Love. I'm so glad you wrote this down. What a special little guy you have, mama.

Anonymous said...

As I was coming out of anesthesia from having gall bladder removal, my four-year old nephew was sitting on my bed. In a most serious voice, he said, "When I grow up, I'm going to be a doctor, . . . (pause) or Santa Clause." Flash forward 20 years, and my nephew is starting his 2nd year of medical school, after having already gotten his masters in bioethics. I'm one proud aunt. Max will make you proud too!

fifi said...

tears....

Alexa said...

Oh Lindsay that is the absolute sweetest story. Max has a good heart and loves his mama very much! He's going to take good care of you someday! :)

Briley said...

I LOVE this. Beyond words.

Haley Wescott said...

That is so beautiful. A precious moment!

Brianna said...

this is the sweetest!!! definitely made me tear up (:

Anonymous said...

Aawww that was so sweet :::::::))))))))

Annie777 said...

Got to love children, that's just adorable!

Anonymous said...

sooo sweet!

Denise - Jewelry By Denise said...

How sweet! Awwwww!

sherri lynn said...

Lindsay this story melted my heart!! What a sweet boy you have with a tender heart for others. What a treasure!

Ambria Haught said...

Aww! This touched my heart, Max is such a little angel <3 <3

curlygirlpress said...

Ack, not pregnant but trying not to cry as I sit at my desk! I did the TLC-tears the other day watching my hubby dance in the yard with our little boy. Little ones are such treasures.

Katie said...

this is beyond sweet. made me tear up!

Anonymous said...

aww thats so sweet
he's an angel

felicia

Stephanie said...

Oh little Max, you are so sweet. That is the cutest story ever LInds!

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