We recently went to play at the home of some new friends. The expectant mom has been feeling badly and it was a help to them and fun for us to go over and play!
One of their children is in my CC class - sweet and quiet Caleb. He has talked to his mom about his new friend, Rachel and she has asked if we could go over there and play again. While we were there, it was so precious to me to watch Caleb and Rachel play.
He was very eager to show her his water gun - but he was so gentle around her. His excitement at sharing his things with her was sweet, but even sweeter was the way he treated her. He let her try it, he never got her wet - they always aimed at other things, etc...
My heart was filled with joy as I watched this first peer encounter for her of a young man (yes, very young) treating her with gentleness and respect. It gave me hope and vision for her future husband and how he would treasure her.
I'm having trouble expressing it in words, but it was such a sweet and precious thing to observe. Of course, I have no way of knowing what God has in store for my children - I can trust Him with their future though and thank Him for this glimpse into love made very sweet and beautiful. Thank You, Lord - for allowing me to see and recall this!
PS: I'm re-opening comments this week - I'll still be moderating them and hope I won't need to close them again! Special thanks to all who wrote with encouraging words!