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Pennies, Pennies Everywhere

Pennies, Pennies Everywhere

photo credit: KnockOut_Photographs via photopin cc

photo credit: KnockOut_Photographs via photopin cc

We recently sat in the dark theatre watching Disney’s latest movie “Frozen”. At one point, my 4-year old foster son made his way to my side, frightened. Scene after scene I held him, sitting like that well past the point of scary snow monsters and ice-filled fury.

And then there came a part in the movie where they start talking about true love—where they mention that it means loving another person and thinking and caring for them first. (Little things like that touch me deep these days. Most things do when your heart is being daily stretched and hammered and put through the refiner’s fire.)

After hearing the words, that little 4-year old looked up at me and whispered, “That’s just like you and me.”

I blinked a few times.

“You mean true love?” I whispered back.

“Yes. That’s just like us. You and me.”

All that can be done in a moment like that is to put your face in his hair and murmur that “Yes, yes it is.” And then you thank God that it’s dark and that you’re pretty good at sniffling quietly. Then, you just flat-out thank God.  (To Be Continued…)

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  1. Beautifully written. Very touching story. Keep it up!

  2. Jo Heetderks says:

    I can’t wait for the “to be continued” part!

  3. Timothy Kenny says:

    God has a remarkable way of encouraging you as you do the hardest work He asks you to do.

    • Amen, Dad! I have a picture from a dear friend and it says “Then, when it seems we will never smile again, life comes back.” And it happens over and over and over again. You know the drill . . . :)

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