A Short Story

Thursday, October 07, 2010 7 Comments A+ a-

Jon took Devyn and Hudson with him to our local hardware store. He needed both dog food and some propane for an upcoming fishing trip.

The first thing they came upon was some wood pellets in the parking lot. Hudson laid down his matchbox car next to the display and when Daddy informed him that, no, it wasn't dog food, they proceeded to walk into the store. Devyn picked up the forgotten matchbox car and followed behind.

Upon noticing the car in her hands, Hudson asked for it back and Devyn gave it to him.

At the next store display, Hudson soon became too engrossed to notice that once again he laid down his car and forgot it when Jon told them to hurry up. And once again, Devyn picked up the car and held it until Hudson asked for it back.

This continued five more times throughout the store. Hudson would lay down the car, forget he'd left it there, and leave the display without it. Every time Devyn would pick it up after he left the car behind. And normally she'd give it back to him when he asked for it.

Until the last time.

"Hudson," she said as she tapped Hudson on the shoulder. He turned around and started to ask for the toy car that was in her hand. "Why don't I just hold on to the car for you until we get back in the van?" she offered. He thought for a moment, then shrugged his shoulders. "Ok."

And all was right with the world again.

I’m a coffee drinking, book reading, laundry procrastinating, husband and children loving, mess of a woman who believes that chips and salsa can fix anything. We have chickens running around the backyard, a mountain of dishes in the sink, and on any given morning, I have at least 10 school forms that need my signature or initials. It’s a crazy life {I prefer to call it controlled chaos}, but its ours.

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Jody
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1:25 PM delete

Okay, I have tears in my eyes from laughing. This post is too adorable. I can just picture it all. What a good sister Devyn is.

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Christine
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2:18 PM delete

I LOVE this! That is so Devyn. She is so mature and such a good big sister. :)

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Courtney
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5:12 PM delete

Devyn is the most perfect big sister in all the world

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Marianne
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8:35 PM delete

Love it my friend, LOVE it:)

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Dareth
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10:06 PM delete

That's adorable!

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Mindy
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2:03 PM delete

LOVE LOVE LOVE~

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Anonymous
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2:22 PM delete

That is so beautiful!! =) Devyn has such a sweet spirit and giving heart!! I can just see her doing that!!
LOve her!
Mom

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