Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Wishing Rock

Junior has been returning from preschool with pockets full of rocks.  I didn't think anything about it since Abs is always hauling them around.

Today I picked him up and his pockets were stuffed full.

We started walking out towards the car, holding hands, and talking about his day.

Then Junior dropped my hand and picked up a tiny purplish rock and held it tightly in his dirty little palm.  (Seriously, anyone that has a boy that isn't always dirty, please tell me how you do it.)

I started buckling him in his carseat.

Me:  That's a pretty rock.
Junior:  This one will work.
Me:  Work?
Junior:  Yep, the other ones were broken.
Me:  You keep bringing home broken rocks?
Junior:  I didn't break them.

I got in the car.  Buckled up.  Started driving home.

I hear Junior in the backseat.

Junior:  I wish I wish with all my heart....for my daddy to come home.

He waited a few minutes and then I hear his tiny little voice.

Junior:  Oh man, this one is broken too.

My poor little guy....

20 comments:

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Mrs. Monkey said...

Aww, poor little guy. That brought tears to my eyes.

Amy said...

Awww. How sad. I know the feeling though, although my son has decided he's angry at Daddy for leaving him.

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

Oh my gosh! My heart just melted and I am sobbing at my desk! What a love and I hope his daddy comes home soon! My man comes home in December...fingers crossed that he gets her before Santa :-)

Just a Girl said...

How sad, that made me tear up a little bit.

Jessica said...

Aww, I teared up a little bit! I can't imagine how hard it is to have kids and be going through a deployment. I will keep all troops and their families in my prayers as usual!!

Allison @ I heart Change said...

Oh. oh. oh. That is so sweet. And so hard on the heart.

Samantha the ArmyWife said...

That's like the saddest thing I've heard in quite some time! =(

Wife of a Sailor said...

That just breaks my heart!

Amber said...

tears...honest to God tears. Bless his heart

AbbeyG said...

Oh my goodness! This breaks my heart, but it's a good example of why I absolutely love the kind of hope that only a child can possess. Thanks for sharing!

wifeunit said...

I had to click out of my reader to say: Oh my dear Lord.

And I will surely guesstimate his head size for that cap.

The things kids say . . .

dutchgirl (Ellen) said...

I think my heart just broke. He is the sweetest thing.

Abbey said...

OH! Now you have me all weepy eyed at midnight!

Your kids are awesome, and wonderful, and loving. I would personally drive there and take him to a rock quarry myself if it would help him to find a rock that wasn't broken.

McMGrad89 said...

Oh, ABW, I am glad I didn't put my makeup on yet.

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Amanda said...

I think my heart just broke in two. How unbelievably sweet.

(And I have 4 boys with dirty hands. If anyone lets you in on how to keep their hands clean, could you help a girl out? ;) Thanks!)

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

This is seriously heartbreaking!

DB said...

Oh man--poor guy. Did you start to cry in the car?

Lisa said...

That just makes me want to sweep Junior up in a big hug. Poor little guy!