This Is What My Son Taught Me… Without Saying a Single Word


My son, Brandon, has taught me so much in just three years.

He’s taught me what is means to love unconditionally. He’s given me a glimpse into the love our Heavenly Father feels for us. He’s shown me what it means to love someone so much it hurts, what it feels like when your heart is so full it could actually burst. There’s nothing this child could do that would make me love him less.

He’s taught me selflessness. He’s shown me what it means to give your whole self to another — not to make yourself feel good, look good or for others to notice — but solely for the happiness of that person.

He’s taught me not to pass judgment. People go through struggles and are fighting battles every day.

He’s taught me to keep my priorities in perspective. We can all list our most important priorities, but do we actually live that way? He reminds me of this every day.

He’s taught me nothing if not patience — to have patience in the short term, as well patience in the long term. He’s taught me that I don’t need all the answers right now. He’s helped teach me what it means to be still and to still be moving. He’s taught me to how to not lean on my own understanding.

Because of him, I’m a better person.

He has taught me all of these things without saying a single word.

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This post originally appeared on Ramblings of a Special Mom.

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