The Sweetness of Childhood

30 Days of Thanks- Day 4

Today I am thankful for the sweetness of childhood. My grandson, CJ, received a children’s bible with a nice zipper carrying case from his other grandma over the weekend. He promptly emptied the bible out and started gathering up any writing utensils he could find. While his Uncle Kris was watching him today, he asked if he could borrow some of his uncle’s pens. He folded up some of his drawings to make them fit inside the carrying case. When we asked what he was doing, he said, “Making a binder, just like Uncle Kris’s.”

Uncle Kris has a leather portfolio that apparently caught little CJ’s eye. We never even noticed. While we thought it was so cute and sweet, that was nothing compared to the look on Kris’s face when he realized that his nephew wanted to be just like him.

So for today I am thankful for that sweetness. There is something special about the love of a child but seeing Kris, who has been struggling for awhile now, swell up with emotion when he realized that his nephew looks up to him and admires him, well that’s priceless. cropped-cropped-cropped-cropped-cropped-dandelions2112.jpg

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