03 March 2013

"Well, I'll always be there .... "



A few weeks ago Murray's Mom was sitting in her car parked at some traffic lights with Murray's sister sitting beside her.

It was a cold, wet miserable afternoon and while they sat there waiting for the lights to turn 'green', an elderly women crossed the road in front of them, hand in hand with her son.  Her son was in his 50's and obviously special needs.

Murray's Mom tried to wipe the tears away and the lights changed as they drove on.  Sorcha looked at her and exclaimed, "why the sad attitude Mom?"

Murray's Mom said "well, you know looking at that Mom and her son, I can't but think what's down the road for me and Murray.  Will I be that tired, worn out looking old woman pulling her son across the road.  What will happen to Murray, how many years will I be here to pull him across the road?"

Sorcha tapped her Mom's arm and said, "Mom, you're doing all you can, you'll do it till you can, then it's me.  I'll be taking care of Murray, I'll always be there"

Murray's Mom tried to explain all the reasons why she wouldn't need to be, shouldn't be, didn't need to be -  but Sorcha said,

 "Mom, he's my brother, it's what I will do, period"

Murray's Mom drove on and cried a different set of tears ....

We have never asked that of our daughter, or wanted her to think that Murray should be her responsibility after us but she's made it very clear to us on numerous occasions and again on that rainy afternoon ....

She is one special daugther ....

Murray is one lucky brother .....


- Clive & Co

23 comments:

  1. Big smiles here - and why are we not in the very least bit surprised by Sorcha's reply? This apple falls very close to the tree:) She IS an awesome daughter and sister.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom

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  2. AWWW Clive you've got my mom crying!

    Mason

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  3. Sorcha is a good person. There should be more Sorchas in this world
    Benny & Lily

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  4. Now you have our mom in tears! You are a wonderful sissy, Sorcha!
    What special photos - both of them!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

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  5. Now I've got tears! You have very wonderful children.

    Sam

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  6. Oh that is very, very special and what a wonderful family and special bond. Connected on the mom part too.

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  7. Murray and Sorcha are great kids!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  8. Thanks for sharing your lovely daughter with us through the years. What a delight.

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  9. What a beautiful, incredible young woman Sorcha is! You must be so, so proud of her. A beautiful, young angel indeed. God bless you, Sorcha!
    Sending lotsaluv
    MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

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  10. That's really very heartwarming. One thing we always look forward to with your blog is every post is all about bonding moments. You've always shown togetherness in your posts and Sorcha and Murray got that bond, too. It's inspiring to read about this and this is why we always look forward to your blog. Hugs to you from the Piappies

    Love,
    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Max, Wai-Pai & Forgie

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  11. "Memories are made of this" and thank you for sharing both the good and the sad moments and memories of your family with all of us - your extended family.

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  12. This is so touching! Fiona you have brought up 2 wonderful children. Theie love for each other is so evident. Yes, it may be shown in different ways, but you know that Murray will always be in good hands with Sorcha. It must make you swell with pride to hear those beautiful thoughts coming from your darling daughter! You must be doing something right. No doubt about that!

    Ron

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  13. What a wonderful pair of siblings who love each other so very much. You brought tears to my eyes and lump to my throat. Sorcha is extraordinary, a reflection of you, I'm sure.

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  14. Teary eyed reading this. I recognized on day 1 that Sorcha was extraordinary. This just confirms it.

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  15. Teary eyed reading this. I recognized on day 1 that Sorcha was extraordinary. This just confirms it.

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