Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hugging God

Tyler is a touchy-feely kind of guy. He always has been, even as a newborn. His favorite form of touch is hugging. Usually if you're anywhere in his vicinity, he's trying to hug you. He's even been known to take a flying leaping hug at someone when they're not ready.

So I was very interested to hear his response tonight at bedtime when he asked me, "You know why I love hugging, Mama?" I figured he might say something about liking to be close to people, but I was downright blessed when he explained:

"....and you know how a long time ago you said that doing things for people is like doing things for God?"

(I think he was probably thinking of my loose paraphrase of Matthew 25:40, which says, "I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.")

"....well, that's why I like hugging you. It's like hugging God. Because if I show love to you, it's like I'm showing love to God."

And you know, I think he might be on to something. Can't you feel God loving you through other people sometimes? I think the lesson here is- don't be stingy with your hugs. Somebody might need you to be God's arms of love around them right now.

Friday, January 14, 2011

A squirrellly story

Down the street, near the mailbox, a little squirrel makes its home in the bushes. We see him pop in and out of the bushes now and then, bringing home whatever he's collected that day.

Earlier today I was thinking I hadn't seen him in a while. "Wonder what happened to the squirrel with all the snow we got?"

Brian quickly assured me, "He froze his nuts off."

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

One can try

Colby peeked over my shoulder and discovered me browsing Amazon for a pair of new heels.

Colby: Looking at high tops?

Me (laughing on the inside): Yep

Colby: Trying to look like a lady?

We both had a good laugh, and I thought to myself, "One can try, I suppose!"