This morning, my wife decided to drive me to work. With her usual thoughtfulness she went out a few minutes early, unlocked the car and turned it on to warm up. After admonishing my boy to brush his teeth I went out and climbed into the passenger seat.
Julia appeared a moment later, opened the driver’s side passenger door, then stopped. A brief pause, then she closed the door and came around to the passenger side and clambered in behind me. Her brother is much taller than her, as I am to my wife – who had moved the driver’s seat forward.
Julia hadn’t needed prompting to grant her brother the additional leg room, I doubt she’d even analyzed her action. She’s thirteen, caring, and considerate… she’s my JuliaGem.