Monday, October 13, 2008

A giving Heart

Allyssa has been blessed with an abundance of bikes. Three to be exact. About a month ago she was given her third bike and I felt she didn't need 3 bikes. So I suggested she give one of her bikes to Ellie. She was determined that all 3 bikes remain hers, so I just left it at that. Then this last Sunday my little girl determined that Ellie would love one of her bikes. As we were getting ready to go to the car Allyssa was wheeling one of her bikes to the car to give to her cousin. I was so happy to see that she came to that decision all on her own. I could have made her give one of her bikes away or I could have just given it away without her knowing. But enstead she came to that idea on her own and I am so pleased she did. For she was the one that got to see the big smile on her cousins face when she brought it in the house to give to her. Now that is priceless the lesson she learned. We all grow up sometime.

4 comments:

jenn gent said...

Way to go Alyssa! Keep on following your Mom's good advice, and you will have plenty more big smiles...

PeavoyMom said...

That's so sweet. We all need to be a little more like that I think.

Kathryn said...

That is really cute. I love those moments where your kids do things like that. You realize they are learning and growing. She is very sweet! I bet Ellie loves the bike.

Ruth Sutton said...

Ellie is so grateful for that bike! She rides it everyday. Inside and outside of the house. She's so lucky to have such a good cousin!