Hug Your Kids Just a Little Tighter Tonight

Because tonight in Dallas, parents have made a decision to take their 4 year old son, who risked his life to save a 3 year old girl from drowning, off of life support.

Please, keep this family in your thoughts and prayers. What a difficult decision they’ve made, but what a heroic little boy. I see his age and think, “Butter is 4. Would he do the same? Would we be able to make the same decision these parents have made?”

I wonder how the little girl’s family is reacting. They must be so grateful. And then I get a little angry because I wonder where the adults were. The article points out that there were adults around. Why didn’t one of them jump in a save the girl? Why did a child have to do it?

There are so many questions, and there will probably be few answers.

Tonight, I’m going to make sure Butter and I pray for Xander and his family. And I’m going to go over the rules of pool safety with him until he gets bored and asks to play with his Leap Pad. Because if nothing else, this has opened my eyes.