When he was small, my youngest son had a habit of filling his pockets with treasures he encountered in his daily adventures. I didn't always understand the value he saw in his chosen objects -- really, how many rocks and sticks could one boy keep? In his eyes, though, each one was beautiful and important. Life is just like that on a larger scale, isn't it? We gather up the precious bits of our experiences and save them all to learn from and enjoy later. Perhaps you'll find a little something here that you'd like to keep in your own pockets. Thanks for visiting.
Friday, May 6, 2011
A very special visitor
My blogging project has become a bit of a family affair. Because the boys are often the subject of my posts, they're curious to read what I write each week, and they also like to offer up suggestions for new material. Whenever something they think is funny or interesting happens in our day-to-day life, they tell me I should take a picture and blog about it. (They're so cute.) They propose thoughtful or comical titles for my posts, and they're really great encouragers. I love that the boys have fun being involved in an activity I enjoy so much.
Will is completely fascinated with the live traffic feed I've installed on my site. Most mornings he checks to see which countries people have visited from by studying the flag icons on the screen. Whenever he sees an unusual one, he hollers to me excitedly, and if he doesn't recognize a flag, he runs to get his almanac so he can identify it. Who knew that writing a blog would turn into geography and world studies lessons for our family?
Last week, the flag for Israel showed up on my traffic feed, and I'd never had a visitor from that country before. (Thanks for visiting, whoever you are!) When Will saw the city name of "Nazareth" beside the flag, his eyes widened, he stared at me excitedly and he said, "Mom! That could be Jesus!!" I couldn't help but burst out laughing as I imagined Jesus reading my blog. (Oh, my sweet, innocent boy!) That moment has become a bit of a running joke around our house all week, and while Will keeps telling us that it's not nice to joke about Jesus, we've assured him that it is okay to joke about Jesus reading my blog (because the joke is more about me than it is about Jesus!). I'm sure I'll never have a visitor who causes such excitement again!
The reader from Nazareth returned to my site several hours after the first visit, by the way. I guess Jesus liked my blog. Now that's a compliment!