It started with church this morning. Our pastor is doing a series on Heaven. Have I mentioned that Revelation 21 is one of my favorite passages in the entire Bible? I’ve read it to my kids, I’ve read it to my husband. I relish the thought that in a world where we think a strand of genuine pearls is special, that one day I’ll be living in a city where the gates of the city will be one magnificent giant pearl and the layers of the city will be of sapphire, emerald and one of my favorites – amethyst.
My Grandpa on my Dad’s side love amethyst. He had a spring fed pond behind his house that had large chunks of this lavender crusted stone nestled around it. He liked to make jewelry as a hobby and this was his stone of choice. I bet Grandpa is polishing that layer of stone in heaven. I just know it.
Anyway, Miss Jade spent the day with us and she is growing by leaps and bounds. We swam.
Oh! An incidentally, here’s what happens when you dump a bucket of water on your head…
It’s pretty shocking.
She truly loves her Papa…they had a lot of fun coloring together.
He colored a boat.
Which we all know is Mr. Wonderful’s dream of the perfect day.
And then there was just some random silliness, that is the true unfiltered joy of a toddler’s world.
A world where bubbles are a wonderment.
And catching one on your hand is a miracle that makes you giggle in glee.
Ahhh to be a like a child again.
Maybe that’s why after we have empty nests, we get grandchildren.
And then using our knowledge to make someone else remember joy as well.