3-Year-Old Girl Waits For Her Elder Brother To Come Off The School Bus Every Afternoon. Their Greeting Is Simply Heartwarming.
Family love is one of the best things ever. Knowing there's someone who is always there for you can get you through anything. Unfortunately, this seems to fade away as the years go by. Families turn on each other and hearts get broken.
It’s official. School has begun. My daughter is off to Pre-K, and my son, to first grade. There were no tears. I sent them out of my house with a gift and well wishes 👋🏽. When I wonder if I enjoyed my children’s baby years enough, I’m reminded of a moment years ago. I completed my very first boot camp for the ROTC, to which, it kicked my butt. I expected to do jumping jacks and pushups, instead I had to zipline across a river, repell from 100 ft fire tower, and complete an intense obstacle course. I came back beat up and could barely walk. My roommate welcomed me back and asked “How was boot camp?!” I kept walking, but my Sargent responded, “she lived!” There are times in motherhood where I feel like I’ve thrived, and there are other times when I celebrate my survival. As my babies go off to school and I want to beat myself up and say I should’ve enjoyed them a little more while they were home, I stop and remind myself that I was there! I did enjoy it, but it’s okay to remember that It was hard.....But I lived. We all did. And we’ll keep living and thriving, and some days, surviving. Cheers to motherhood, and all the moments where we can simply celebrate that we made it ✊🏾 #HappyFirstDayOfSchool #Newbeginnings P.s (Ava refused to take her new bookbag because it didn’t match her outfit. She put a pencil in her purse and took that instead. Y’all pray for my baby 😩🙄)
This is why it is important to teach kids from a young age to always value family, and that is what proud mother Verlonda Jackson showed us as she shared a video of her kids all loved up.
Verlonda, like many other mothers, always felt heartbroken whenever she saw her children fighting. She considered herself very tolerant as she didn't deny them of many things, as long as they did not abuse it.
So naturally, it hurt her whenever they were against each other, quarrelling over minute things, such as who gets the iPad or who used the better plate.
I consider myself to be a fairly tolerant parent. I don’t mind spoiling. If my kids don’t want veggies on their plate at dinner I don’t force them to eat it. And I don’t limit their television viewing all that much as long as they read just as many books. There are a handful of things, however, that can tip me over the edge into that dangerous place of rage, sadness, and self-doubt. Not listening is a big one. Whining is another. But nothing frustrates me more than when my kids fight with each other. They fight over whose turn it is with the iPad, who has more time with the iPad, and who is better at whatever game they are currently playing on the iPad. They fight over who got the bigger piece of cake, more frosting, the better plate. They call each other names and dole out insults like “you’re a butt” and “no YOU’RE a butt.” Sometimes the fighting makes me want to scream or cry, or both. I wonder what I’m doing wrong as a parent, and I lament the fact that two of the people I love the most don’t seem to like each other at times. There are days when it seems like the vast majority of their interactions are acrimonious, hostile, and exasperating. But every afternoon at 4:04pm when my son gets off the school bus from kindergarten, this happens.......they greet each other with hugs, kisses, and walk home arm and arm saying things like, “Your my favorite person.” “Thanks. Your my favorite person, too.” As a parent that’s the best I can hope for. That my babies will fight and forgive. That they will practice what it means to be a human with each other. That they will learn when to stand their ground and when to let something go. That they will learn to be siblings, maybe even favorites. ❤️ #Love
She even started to doubt her good skills as a mother, but soon, everything changed.
Her son, who is 5 years old, had just started kindergarten, and his behaviour toward his 3-year-old sister changed immediately. By the time he was done with school every day, she would be waiting for him by the bus stop.
Once she set her eyes on him, she would instantly run into his arms and they would give each other a tight embrace. Verlonda was so happy her two favourite persons were getting along and, most importantly, they showed true love.
Everyday before my children walk out of my home, I encourage them to pray Gods hand of protection over their lives. I could do it myself, but why? There is no Jr. Holy Spirit. There isn’t a training wheels version of God’s love and power that he places in his children. They have the same access as I do, and they should learn to use it. Parenting is such a huge responsibility; raising the next generation to lead better than we have, earlier than we did, and with more power and authority than we can fathom. ✊🏾 #TrainUpAChild
Verlonda shared her joy and added a soulful caption to her post, where explained how the kids ,who once couldn't stop fighting, have grown up to love each other unconditionally. A part which pierced many hearts was when she stated,
'But at 4:04 pm when my son gets off the bus from kindergarten, this happens... They greet each other with hugs and kisses and walk home arm and arm saying things like 'You're my favourite person'
The clip, which has since been viewed thousands of times, has received several warm and beautiful comments. It is evident that they are each other’s favourite person in the world. Thanks to Verlonda for raising such wonderful kids.