Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Our Bug and Buddy

When our Bug was born, we thought she was the most wonderful baby in the whole world. Of course we thought that same thing 2 years earlier when the three most wonderful babies ever were born. DH and I were enamored with Bug from the start. Compared to three babies, the Bug was easy. She was a happy baby. She was just so happy that DH and I always said, "Our Bug is just happy to be here." You see, it was a miracle that I could have a baby without a lot of poking, prodding, et cetera in a sterile operating room. The Bug was the miracle we had prayed for, hoped for, and had been told would never happen. She was given to us without medical intervention.

The Bug was born in the year 2003 when many of our friends were also having new babies. It was a fun time to be a mama to a little baby. Her playgroup had over lots of babies in it, and most of them were second born babies. From birth, she was drawn to a baby boy we'll call Buddy. You know his Mama and I didn't have a thing to do with their friendship. We didn't arrange it one little bit. No. Never. NEV-AH.


Well, Bug and Buddy became closer friends than his mama and I ever imagined. They were friends and co-conspirators. They played together, laughed together, ate together, and cut hair together the day before preschool pictures. Our Bug is not lacking in personality, and neither is her Buddy. They are quite a PAIR. They just seem to enjoy each other, not in a romantic way at all. In fact, we've never pushed that with these two because what 3 or 4 year old needs to worry about marriage? What we have encouraged is their sweet friendship. It really is sweet. Special. Unique. I mean, she never worried about wearing her bathing suit in front of him with that cute little belly of hers!

These two have enjoyed playdates and birthday parties together. They never tire of one another's company.


Buddy's not even afraid to wear a little gloss for the Bug. Well, 4 years ago he wasn't afraid. He probably wouldn't do it now that he's a big boy.


One of the most difficult parts of our move was that Bug had to leave behind her 4 best friends, including Buddy. It was heart wrenching. She just loves her friends. Bug and Buddy spent some nice afternoons at Pullen Park before we had to move.


Don't you just love how much fun they have together?


At Christmas, we stopped by Buddy's house to see him and his precious family. They are dear friends and we have missed them! None of us could understand why Buddy wouldn't come out and say hello to the Bug. She finally went upstairs with all of the children and they played and talked a little. Suddenly she was shoving money in my hands and telling me she didn't know what to do but that Buddy had given her the money.

"Oh, sweetie, we can't keep Buddy's money. That is so sweet but this is $6!!! That is a lot of money. I am going to give it back to his parents." She nodded and said, "I know. He doesn't need to give me anything."

I gave his Daddy the money. Buddy was still not acting like himself so his daddy went to check on him. Buddy's daddy came back and said, "I now know why Buddy was hiding. He was so upset because he did not have a Christmas gift for Bug. He told me that he couldn't not give her a gift but that he had not had time to shop for her. He wanted to give her something so he gave her his money. He gave her ALL of his money. So, if you've ever doubted his intentions for your daughter, you should know that he gave her every last dime he had!"
We all sighed a collective "Awww!!", and I wiped away some tears. Is that not the sweetest thing ever? Buddy gave our Bug everything he had. May it be so in all of our relationships. May we ALL give all that we have.

15 comments:

Pink in a sea of blue said...

So sweet. Love those photos. I recognize Pullen Park. I've taken photos in the same spots...but it's been closed for renovations for a year!

Sweet Southern Prep said...

That is the sweetest story I've heard in awhile! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

kayce hughes said...

That is the cutest thing ever!

Hines-Sight said...

That is so sweet. It brought tears to my eyes. My son has a little friend that he has played with now like Bug/Buddy. She's a little girl so this really hit home. Thanks!

Gwennie said...

Isn't that the sweetest thing ever?! I know a couple who have known each other their whole lives, after going their own way, got back together in their late twenties. Mom and Dad have now been married almost 45 years!

carolinagirl said...

That is so incredibly sweet! They do make a very cute couple! ;)

A Big Little Life said...

That is so sweet! Thanks for sharing!

Ryan K said...

Thanks for sharing such a sweet story :)

LC said...

That is the cutest story. It just made my day :)

Donna said...

just A-DOR-AB-le!!!!!

The B Family said...

Now that story brought a tear to my eye! What a precious friendship and thoughtful little boy! So sweet!

bevy said...

OK... I see a wedding in our future!!! Hope you're still blogging then!!!

North of 25A said...

Adorable. I love friendship stories.
Best,
Colleen

Love Being a Nonny said...

Sweetest story...ever.

Travelbugmom said...

What a nice story. How sweet their friendship is and what a great lesson for us adults! Thanks.