Just before I went to work, I called my son so I can kiss him goodbye. I called several times but no response. I asked my wife, ” what happened?” She replied. ” he’s not in a good mood.” I told her, ” somebody woke up at the wrong side of the bed.” She smiled back.
I went upstairs to check out my son. He was sitting at his play table trying to build his new Fire Station building blocks. He looked so serious and intense. I asked him what’s wrong. He then ran to the other room looking upset. I followed him and found him sitting on the floor close to the bed with his head facing downwards. I asked him again, ” what’s wrong?” He broke into tears this time. As he showed me the broken building blocks on his little hands, he said, ” it keeps on breaking, dad. I fix it, then it breaks again.” His voice sounded so sad and frustrated. As I hugged him, I told him that it’s okay and that we’re going to help him fix and build the Fire Station. I held his hand and walked him back to his play table. As I kissed him goodbye, I assured him again that everything will be alright.
As I head to the garage door, I told my wife if she could help him with the building blocks. She told me not to worry and that she will take care of it. My wife is great in assembling things and I knew that she can easily help him with this one.
When I came home from work, my son was still asleep. My wife told me to go upstairs to see the work they did together. I hurriedly went upstairs. When I saw the finished project, I told myself, “wow!” I was so proud of their work. My son was so happy playing with his newly built toy that day.
In the years to come, there would me more things that will like break, including our heart, body and mind but less assured we have our families to help us pick up the pieces, rebuild , heal and recover. That’s what families do for each other. Love endures the test of time, no matter what.
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