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  • Make A Wish

    October 31, 2009


    The other afternoon Sean and I went out for a walk. It was a glorious Indian summer day, warm and peaceful and perfect in every way.

    He spied the very last of the ripened dandelions and plucked it out of the ground.  “Okay Mom,” he said, “Be quiet.”

    I stood quietly and respectfully off to the side while he stood as still as a totem pole, eyes closed and holding up the dandelion to his lips.  Then he whispered, “I wish Vivian could come see me every year!”

    He inhaled deeply with a squeak and then blew with all his might, scattering his wish to the wind. He blew and blew and blew until there was nothing left but a bald stem.

    As we continued our walk towards home, I told him I thought that was a nice wish.  I told him I thought it was much better to wish for people than for stuff.

    He nodded in agreement.  Then he said, “You know a prayer is kind of like a wish you share with God.”

    All I could do was nod in agreement.


    1. mutating missionary says:

      A wish made to God… Prayer. And mine:
      Teach me to pray
      Teach me to LOVE to obey
      Teach me to pray

      October 31st, 2009 at 7:25 am

    2. Jenny says:

      He’s a smart boy. Sweet too!

      October 31st, 2009 at 9:02 am

    3. Joni says:

      This one will go in Vs scrapbook! I don’t even have to ask her!

      October 31st, 2009 at 9:18 am

    4. ~*~Jennifer~*~ says:

      He’s growing… from Wivian, to Vivian? Great post!

      October 31st, 2009 at 9:23 am

    5. Shelly W. says:

      I’m going to think about that all day today. Love it.

      How did it go yesterday with DR??

      * * *
      Well I think it went okay. I got nervous and blathered, but I don’t think anything had to be bleeped out, so I count it a success.

      October 31st, 2009 at 9:47 am

    6. vivian says:

      Amen! I think Vivian should come visit Sean at least once a year and sometimes twice!

      October 31st, 2009 at 10:33 am

    7. patois says:

      Go Vivian!

      October 31st, 2009 at 10:50 am

    8. Ann G says:

      What a sweet and thoughtful wish! nOthing like the heart of a almost 6 year old to melt your heart, huh?!

      October 31st, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    9. happy geek says:

      And now Vivian is jumping in her car.

      October 31st, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    10. Krista says:

      That’s really sweet and I am in the same position. I didn’t have grandparents close, some who didn’t even care about us. Now we live near my parents and my son just adores them. My husbands parents are a travel, but they make the time to come visit and we spend time with them in the summer. I am so loathe to move away (which we will eventually) because I love the relationships that my son has with all of them.

      October 31st, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    11. Jenny-Jenny says:

      All I can do is nod in agreement.

      October 31st, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    12. Jenny-Jenny says:

      Oh, and I also love the new picture at the top.

      October 31st, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    13. momof8 says:

      So wise.

      November 1st, 2009 at 12:08 am

    14. Cyndi says:

      LOVE the new picture – that’s my favorite ‘art’, tho your others are lovely, too. What a sweet wish. I love those nod-in-agreement moments :wub: Happy November!

      November 1st, 2009 at 9:30 am

    15. Lori says:

      That was a sweet and lovely post. He’s a sweet and lovely boy! 🙂

      November 1st, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    16. Jenny says:

      I love how wise the little ones are. Make me humble.

      November 2nd, 2009 at 12:16 am

    17. Angela Nazworth says:

      So very sweet..what a tender moment

      November 2nd, 2009 at 11:31 am

    18. Christine says:

      Such a sweet little boy! How great that he’s starting to understand people make better experiences than things do!

      November 2nd, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    19. Shannon says:

      I love your little man. Thank you so much for sharing him with all of us.

      November 2nd, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    20. mug mommy says:

      My wish: that I could write about my kids the way you do! Thank you for being such an inspiration to many, including someone who lives on the other side of the world. Sean is so blessed, and so are you!

      November 12th, 2009 at 10:11 am

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