Thursday a week ago was such an amazing miracle-filled day all around. I had absolutely no idea when I woke up that morning what the day would hold. Guess we never know what a day holds.
Glimpse of Sunshine: Part 2 by allie taylor
Remember that Thursday? It was the day Hudson clearly said hello to the nice lady in black and I was left speechless. (Rare.) If you missed that Glimpse of Sunshine post last week, catch up here first: Glimpse of Sunshine so you’ll understand today’s post.
So after music therapy that day, I gave Hudson lunch, brought him to school. Came home and penned Glimpse of Sunshine at the kitchen counter, while it was still fresh in my mind. Charlie’s the little artist of the family, so I was thinking, I really need to ask Charlie to draw me a sun. That would be just perfect for my post. Time flew, and in no time at all it was time to go pick up Charlie from 3rd grade. He got in the car, had a burning question on his mind.
“Mom, why do you think instead of just giving us the sun, moon and stars, God gave us the planets too?”
Me: “Maybe He just wanted to wow us, you know, so we’d look up at them and think wow, what an amazing God we have. That he could just hang them up there.”
Charlie: “But the thing is, evolutionists look at the planets too, and they don’t say that.”
Me: “You got a point there.”
Charlie: “When I get home, I’m going to write an encyclopedia.”
Me: “Wow, that’s enterprising. What will you put in it?”
Charlie: “Words that mean something.”
Me: “So what’s your first word gonna be?”
Me: “That’s an interesting word to start an encyclopedia with. Do you believe in evolution?”
So we pick up Hudson from school, get home, hot chocolate at the kitchen counter, etc. And Charlie starts his encyclopedia. True to his word, begins with the first entry, evolution.
Oops, the encyclopedia got wet…
I’m sitting at the counter, tweaking my post. I see Charlie over at the kitchen window. I can’t see what he’s drawing, but I can tell he’s drawing on the window with a yellow waxy window crayon.
He got the window crayons a few years ago, hasn’t used them in a long time. He steps aside, and I see this beautiful sun.
Me, with chills: “Charlie, why did you draw that sun today?”
Charlie: “I don’t know.”
And so I tell Charlie the story of Hudson saying hello to the lady in black this morning. And how beautiful it was, like a glimpse of sunshine. That it was a little miracle. And how I was going to ask him to draw a sun for me, but hadn’t yet because he was so busy with his encyclopedia.
Charlie’s so excited about Hudson’s word, he races out to the living room to find Hudson.
Charlie: “Hudson, Hudson can you say hello to me? Hel-lo? Hel-lo?”
And Hudson obliges, clearly says a halting “hel-lo” again.
Charlie, back in the kitchen, beaming:
“Guess it wasn’t a coincidence that I drew the sun on the window today, was it?”
Big hug. No Charlie, it wasn’t.
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
– Albert Einstein
And: Shut Up and Listen
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nancy mcmahan says
Your life is full of beautiful miracles.
These two stories are beautifully written. Together they would make a good submission to a Christian magazine or Reader’s Digest. They have authenticity, depict miracles indeed, and clearly illustrate how much God loves us! Also, can’t wait to read more from Charlie’s Encyclopedia, bless his heart — think I’m going to like it! XOXO
Beckie manley says
Love this so much. Every day is a miracle.
Aunt pinkie achor says
what precious sharing – thanks, Allie!
Nancy Hammettj says
Thank you for sharing this beautiful story. Every day is a blessing from God. All your posts shows Gods blessing. Your post are always very up lifting messages. Sending a big hug to you’ll.
I just LOVE your writing, Allie, and I also love Charlie’s awesome encyclopedia. =D
What a great story…again!! xoxo
Linda Jenkins says
God truly does work in mysterious ways. Love these rays of sunshine you are sharing with us. Thanks for all of the warmth you spread.
Out of the mouth of babes. This story and the first part, last week’s a Glimpse of Sunshine, both gave me chills! So powerful!
Oh, HOW precious! LOVE this! Thanks for the glimpse of sunshine!
Barbara Child says
What precious glimpses of how God is working little miracles every day! You are such an encouragement!
Ginger Worrell says
Amen Sista!!! I love all God’s miracles, but the littlest ones “WOW” me the most. This may sound silly, but I pause, close my eyes and say Thank You God, thank you, thank you, thank you when I experience a small miracle that’s a big deal to me……like the open handicapped parking space at Walmart on the rare occasion that Ginia will take me over there. It’s a rare occasion because I’m not driving right now because of cast on L foot and brace on R wrist. So it’s a big deal for me to get out and a big deal to get a parking space and an even bigger deal to find the electric wagon to get around in. Yup, love all God’s miracles, but the little ones He does special for me WOW me the most!
Barbara B. says
Charlie himself is truly a miracle in so many ways! Running to Hudson so he can hear the word (HE-LLO) for himself, then not believing in Evolution so he will write his own version of the encyclopedia with correct connotations.. Where did you get this child, he is brilliant, never knowing what will come out of his mouth…but adorable. Your children are beautiful and such a joy, you are blessed but it reflects the love and devotion you both have invested in these beloved children!!!