Ryder was buckled in his seat, playing the iPad, I heard the music from his game from the front seat. I checked instagram and Facebook then turned around and saw Ryder like this
I checked a few more things on-line, then turned around again... still there game going unnoticed on his lap.
"Are you okay?" I asked him.
He sighed and continued to stare.
"Are you sad Haley is moving?" He had just had his last playdate with his best friend who was moving several hours away.
|Take during their last playdate|
"I'm sorry." I said sympathetically.
He continued to stare. I wasn't sure what to do. I checked my e-mail, turned around to see him still just starring.
"I am sorry she is moving. It is okay to feel sad. It just means you are going to miss your friend, so it is okay to feel sad."
He turned and looked my way while I talked, his frown getting a little smaller.
The car in front of me turned on, I started my engine and got ready for the line to move. I glanced back in the mirror, he was now playing his game.
Sometimes in life, all we need is a little acknowledgment. Someone saying, 'it's okay to feel that way' 'it's okay to be sad'.
Sometimes that is all it takes to help us know everything will be okay.
We don't always need someone to fix the problems, or offer advice, just knowing that someone is there, that someone understands, that someone cares.
Sometimes that is all it takes.
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