Thursday, July 24, 2008

The story of Robynn and Kai

Back in the spring, I went with Robynn when she began her first day at her new preschool/daycare. Robynn was very uncomfortable and shy all through welcomes and circle time. I was worried that Robynn was going to have a hard time adjusting to this new space, when a beautiful little girl came up to Robynn. It was Kai. Kai introduced herself and invited Robynn to play with her. My heart was so warmed by the compassion and empathy shown by this little angel. From that day forward Robynn and Kai became fast friends at the preschool.

At the end of the year, I had the chance to meet Kai's Mom, Tammy. I told her the story of Robynn's first day, and Tammy told me Kai's version. Apparently, on coming home that evening, Kai told her parents that she had met a new friend named Robynn who had red hair just like the "red-bwested bird." How sweet!

Today, Tammy and I met at the park with our girls for a play date. The girls were so excited to see each other again that they had been counting the sleeps and hours before seeing each other again. We had a beautiful time playing in the park and later in the water area. The girls are kindred spirits - both a little hesitant and cautious, but both caring and loving. I know that Robynn will be counting the sleeps until she can get together with Kai again!