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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

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"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Sticky problems

There are some moments when your child is just chattering away, making plans for their future, dreaming big dreams, completely covered in innocence, and you realize that the moment is fleeting. Soon, their innocence will be broken. It will be stolen. That faith they have in mankind, in the goodness of the other's around them - it will disappear.
You feel a tear trying to sneak out, and hear a wobble in your voice when you answer their question. You don't want to think that you can't keep them little.

But right this minute that faith in mankind still exists, and the belief in the goodness of others is the core of who they are. So you celebrate it. You take hold of it with both hands, lift it high as a shield against the evil that you can see and, for the moment, protect their little eyes from anything but simplicity.

Tonight while I was cleaning the dinner dishes Canaan was "inventing" big ideas in his head. Since his daddy is military, he decided to come up with a weapon, to get rid of the bad guys. He decided we needed a bomb that would explode and send honey all over the bad guys. Then they would be too sticky to do anything bad. They would be "like, hey, what happened here?" (direct quote from Canaan)
He is seven years old. He wasn't thinking of death, or even wounds. He just wanted to coat them in honey so they would be too sticky to get into mischief.

Speaking of sticky mischief makers...
Oh, if only the sweetness of honey shared really would solve the world's problems!

3 comments:

EmileeHope said...

I just love that boy!!!

Carrie said...

so true.....
bittersweet.

Anonymous said...

haha...He is too adorable!!! What would we do without him and his famous sayings???

Aunt Mare Mare