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.
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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