Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A Snapshot of Buggy Sunglasses

Proverbs 15:15 All the days of those who are crushed are filled with pain and suffering. But a cheerful heart enjoys a good time that never ends.

When asked how he was blessed today, Christian answered, "My blessing is that I have my shirt off and Mom surprised me with Macaroni and Cheese because I was good at school today. So it reminds me of my birthday when I got the buggy sunglasses and my cousins and Daddy were here."

Remember those split moments of childhood where you can recall EVERYTHING about the scene? Details like- who you were with, what you were wearing, and the sense of excitement? Everything seemed so magical that, as a child, you took an emotional snapshot to keep in your heart forever.

A snapshot that you pull out now and again, when a certain smell or breeze or situation brings a rush of cheer that takes you right back to that split moment in time when you felt nothing but joy.

That’s the blessing that Christian described tonight.

I decided to give it a whirl. I closed my eyes and remembered that moment- he’s right – in both moments, Christian was special – birthday boy or boy who did well with school, he was being celebrated. In both moments he was surrounded by his favorite people. And, in both moments, he had his shirt off. I suddenly felt the joy of both moments as if it will last forever. And it can!

There are times when I feel so crushed by the heartache of loosing Tom. It takes a child's perspective sometimes to remind us that we can choose to recall cheer and keep it forever.

Christ tells us to have the heart of a child. We were given that heart- our challenge is to recapture that cheer and enjoy a good time that never ends.


Chatty Kelly said...

Hi, I'm visiting from Lysa's blog. I am going to She Speaks, and I guess you are too. I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, and hope you continue to glimpse the sweet snapshots like the one your son provided today. And that you can continue to lean on God. God bless you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathleen, I am so sorry to read about your loss. I am also sorry that we lost touch for so many years! I was hoping to reopen communication and googled away until I found you using fekete and hinkle! I never "blogged" I am not sure how this works. Moved to Hungary permanently. How can I discreetly provide you with my personal info? Perhaps we could Skype? Angie K of Ernie

LeAnn said...

Hi Sweet Friend,

I just love how you savor and celebrate every moment! Your photos are filled with joy and are a great reminder of how much there is to be grateful for!

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Anonymous said...

You make me cry tears of happy memories. I too took time to do some split thinking. I remember my mother's love, my sisters' hugs, my brothers' laughs and my father's smile. All that, while I sit here alone on my birthday. Thank you for reminding me to stop and remember, yoly.