Love

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Every now and then I read something on the Interweb that makes me stop and think.

I found such a piece last night and I had to read a couple of times, as it is one of the happiest, most moving pieces of writing I have read in a long time.

For those of you who are not familiar with the background, Laughingboy is my grandson.  He is seven years old, and has cerebral palsy.  He has poor motor control, and no speech. He talks with his eyes and he laughs a lot.  He is the most beautiful, loving child you could ever meet.

Our K8 is a loving and devoted mother, and never once has she complained.  When I read what she had written, my heart sang for her.

This is the piece she wrote.

I don’t know about you, but I am going to head off now and give it a vote for the Irish Blog Awards Blog Post of the Month.

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Love — 27 Comments

  1. Thanks daddyo! I’m dragging you and ma to the next concert… you have to see the effect the music has on the kid for yourself, it’s amazing.

  2. I read K8′s post this morning and I was so touched that I didn’t know what to write without my comment sounding trite.

    So for some reason, I’m telling you this instead of her!

  3. I had the same reaction. That’s why I wrote today, instead of commenting.

    Laughingboy is a wonderful lad at the best of times. He somehow manages to communicate raw emotion, and they are usually lovely ones – love, gratitude, happiness. He has an aura about him that gives people a sense of peace and tranquility.

    When people hear of his condition, they usually make noises of sympathy. If only they knew they should be envious! He truly talks to the angels!

    I am so sorry I wasn’t at that concert.

  4. What a wonderful revelation for this pure and precious little boy and his loving mum – and long may they communicate together through the joy of beautiful music!
    I wish them much happiness in their lives.
    Definately nominated!

  5. This was absolutely beautiful. Seems to me you have incredible gifts as a Mom and a writer. There is absolutely nothing like this love you described for all of us. What a gorgeous child you have. The light in his eyes speaks volumes. I am crying tears but they are good tears and you have given me the gift of wanting to hold my children a little tighter this morning. Keep writing. You have a real gift for it.
    Tricia :)

  6. Awesome, awesome story – water works are still working the hairs stood to attention and I was so uplifted, read K8 all the time, she certainly has had a many very worthy posts but this goes to the top of her growing pile.

  7. And what lucky grandparents you are – you will experience a love from this little boy bigger than you could ever have imagined…….Enjoy!
    Peace and Love
    Kate

  8. I have said before that I think K8 is a great writer. I just wish I could convince her!

    Laughing boy is indeed very special. He has made better people of us all without ever saying a word!

  9. Oh good grief and here was I worrying that I was being a big sap and here now look at you all!
    I’m so honoured that you understood what I was trying to put across, when I feel like the most cynical person of all. Stuff like this is everywhere when you let it in so I’m so delighted that I could open that door for someone else.

    Tricia, thank you so much for saying so!! I’m so overbowled by everyone’s reaction, that hugs followed and goosebumps rose, it’s a compliment that’s hard to take though, the inspiration was just so vast. Amore Vincit Omnia I s’pose! It’s a nice break from those blues you wrote about ;)

    Dad; I’m so glad you made me blog! Thank you. If I hadn’t my own space to gush the energy, I would’ve had to throw paint across the ceiling or something. Or syringe it like Puppychild!!! That would have been interesting but expensive..

  10. I’m with everyone else in saying that K8 is a fabulous writer, but it seems she also has a muse with her. That kid has a lot more going for him than many people.

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  12. K8 has written a beautiful, touching post & you have every right to feel proud of her :-) I love your grandson’s nickname – Laughingboy……..a very special boy indeed.

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