Dealing with a full house

June 1, 2020 -- Living City

Dealing with a full house
How Aiden Choi, 7, tries to live “love one another” while sheltering in place

Children across the country and around the world learn the Gospel-based Art of Loving through the Cube of Love program. Here’s how the mother of Aiden Choi, 7, from Los Angeles describes how he lives “love one another” during this time of sheltering in place.

 

We now have a full house since Aiden’s grandma moved in, as well as his older brother and sister, who came back from college.

Grandma loves coffee, so I make fresh coffee every day, and Aiden offers to deliver it to her bedroom door upstairs each morning. One day, Grandma wanted to give him some money to buy something he liked, but Aiden said: “It’s okay. It was an act of love.”

Even though Aiden would love to play more with his brother and sister, he tries not to awaken them as soon as he gets up. Instead, he starts work on his school assignments. Sometimes it’s difficult, especially when he has finished his homework and his siblings still have to study … but he tries to do his best.

At night, Aiden prays to Jesus for our friend Maddy (not her real name), who is sick with the virus. He closes the day by telling everyone in the house, “I love you.” This puts us back on track and reminds us to continue loving each other.