You know when people comment on a video or a blog post saying, “This brought me to tears” or “This made me bawl”? Sometimes it’s true. But more often it’s merely a sentimental response to an emotional topic.
When I watched this video however, I literally sobbed. I cried out loud, which I have to say is both cleansing and bloody exhausting. And now through red swollen eyes I’m attempting to share this amazing tribute by a brother to his sister.
This sweet and crazy talented young boy of eleven, the same age as my son, wrote and performed this song (a cover of True Colours by Cindy Lauper) about his sister, eight years old, the same age as my special little girl. Sarah was born with Down Syndrome, but her big brother Matt doesn’t see her as different—he sees her as special in all the best ways.
My son loves his sister more than anything. He made a video about her to help explain her differences to his peers at school. I guess this one of the reasons why this story touches me so deeply.
If you watch anything online today, you must watch this video below. It’s simply beautiful. The part where the friend comes to the door and the look on Sarah’s face? I’ve lived that moment and I can tell you it’s enough to make a mother’s heart explode from her chest. Shit. I’m crying again. For real. And it’s the ugly cry.
Watch this. And grab the Kleenex.