Inspired by Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop.
Prompt # 1. Throwback Thursday: Share an old photo and let it inspire your blog post.
This picture and post of Tyler and I come from July of 2011, when Tyler was four and a half.
The post was about how ever since Tyler was able to understand my chronic illnesses, how much understanding and empathy he has shown me.
That summer, Tyler had sports camp. I had to park two blocks away which was very painful on my feet. I said something about it, mostly to myself, and Tyler shouted, “Can someone help my mommy, can someone drive my mommy to the school? She is sick!”
Another time the doctor was putting me on a prescription of steroids. I explained to Tyler that the drugs will make me gain weight and cause my face to look round. “But you will still be pretty, Mommy”, he said.
And when we’d go grocery shopping, my little boy would push the grocery cart around because it was too painful for me.
The post was entitled “The Biggest Champion, the Smallest Child”, and although he is now ten and a half he is still my biggest champion.