Hardly 3 months in the school, Reet was recognized as star of the month and won her first Gold. Like her mother she sings well and can learn fast, most importantly her teacher said, “We all love when she laughs, it is so contagious that we all end up laughing with her”. I was pleased to hear that and I knew she does deserve a Gold for many other reasons, following is one such recent incident.
While I was about to finish my car wash, I cut my finger. Reet noticed that I had my finger in my mouth and she immediately replied, “Dad, why do you have your finger in the mouth, your hands are dirty, it’s not good”. I realized, the lessons we teach come back to us in no time, so I had to show her my cut finger and explain her that having the finger in the mouth could stop the bleeding. She caringly touched it and asked, “Did it hurt”? I acted and said, “oh yeah, it does”.
When we came back home, she started browsing through all her cupboards and drawers in the house. While we all got back to our Sunday routine, Reet suddenly found something and brought it to me, it was a Band-Aid. In my mind I was already thinking “wish I had got some Band-Aid from the store” and here it was, I was quite stunned, as none of us knew where the Band-Aids were or even if we had any. She opened it and applied gently and asked, “Does it hurt now”? With my eyebrows up, I said, “No, it’s gone”. With her lit up face, she said “See Dad you are alright now”.
She does surprise me often but this one melted my heart. I knew she deserved a Gold right there. It’s heart-warming to see so much compassion from her. It often reminds me to realize that I won a Gold too by having her in my life, I am so blessed. Thankyou GOD!