I will start with Kristin. The oldest. Rich called her his rock. I call her my little mother. Saturday, when we decided Rich needed to go to the ER for his foot, he wondered if someone should come with him. Kristin didn't even let me speak. She volunteered (as tribute?) to go since I was sick.
This was me just the day before.
So needless to say, I had little fight in me, and my daughter stepped up to the plate and rode with her Dad to the ER. At 11PM, it was decided that he needed to be admitted to the hospital, so my mother helped me out to pick Kristin up at the hospital. I was super impressed with her maturity and her ability to handle the situation. But it doesn't stop there. The other two are doing their part too!
Emily has been the second in command to Kristin while I am running Rich to his appointments and work. No driving. She quickly and happily does chores and fetches things when asked. And Ryan has been the man in charge. He is showing me how he can do stuff too. He is still boundless with energy, but he can do chores when asked, and get things for Daddy. I am proud of them all, for when push comes to shove they are there.