The Sun’ll Come Out….

by Stefani on 19-March-2008

I think one of the most wonderful things about children is their ability to surprise you, with their creativity, with the depth of their compassion, with a bit of knowledge or understanding far beyond what you thought they were capable of.

Maybe it’s just finding a spoon in your laundry, or a handful of rocks in your purse at the end of the day. Children have an uncanny ability to leave magic in their wake.

I had a bit of a mope session yesterday. Plans had gotten rained out, and those #$%*! geniuses at Apple still haven’t called to say that my computer is ready.

Even the chickens were moping, because they had to stay indoors. They’ve grown quite accustomed to the their frolics, and peeped much protest about being (ahem) cooped up.

Then, after my shower, I came ’round the corner to find this:

A Promise

My little inventor had used a shoebox lid to make a “light up rainbow, so the chicks will know that the rain will be over soon and they can go out to play.”

He’s convinced that it’s brightened their spirits. I can’t say, but I do know that it sure brightened mine!

It turned out to be a cozy day, spent playing with the coolest toy going, and reading some comforting rainy day books. Snuggly good.

Besides, I’m counting on that rain to deliver something we’ve waited for all winter….

Blue Yonder

Fingers firmly crossed, friends, that the flowers will bloom and that my computer will come home SOON!

Mandy March 19, 2008 at 5:56 am

You have such beautiful and thoughtful children. It warms my heart to read each and every story. It inspires me how you truly see each little thing your children do as a blessing. What a great post!

millie March 19, 2008 at 6:49 am

Great post. Thanks. And, at least you have your hubby’s computer to use in the interim.

erin March 19, 2008 at 7:22 am

what a sweet boy you have, stef!

Julie @ Letter9 March 19, 2008 at 7:27 am

“My little inventor had used a shoebox lid to make a ‘light up rainbow, so the chicks will know that the rain will be over soon and they can go out to play.'”

I don’t even know how to respond to this because it’s so wonderful. Oh. My. God.

Anne March 19, 2008 at 7:34 am

Too sweet…for those wee chicks a rainbow.

Beth March 19, 2008 at 7:47 am

Fingers crossed for you… This rain can be a bit dreary/stuck-inducing but it sounds like you have lots of bits of sunshine and a good attitude! What a gorgeous photo there too.

Hang in there!

Sarah Jackson March 19, 2008 at 7:55 am

that was so sweet of him – you have raised boys with such good hearts.

Tracy March 19, 2008 at 9:00 am

So sweet. I hope so!

emily March 19, 2008 at 11:07 am

i just bought that toy for my boy!

(and yours is so tender.)

Sarah March 19, 2008 at 11:10 am

so glad that you got chickens. we have ameracaunas also and they are my boy’s favorites. they are so much fun!!

Mariss March 19, 2008 at 11:37 am

That was so sweet, it certainly brightened my gloomy day in Philly here. I’m positive that the chick is smiling.

What special kids you have, and how great that you’re able to catch these moments!

Angela March 19, 2008 at 12:11 pm

What ingenuity! That little rainbow made my day! You must be so proud to have such thoughtful boys.

katherine March 20, 2008 at 5:17 am

I feel you girl. And I see your blue bonnets and I send you this:

Love, Katherine-who-isn’t-in-Texas anymore.

Anna March 25, 2008 at 7:06 am

oh! bluebonnets…and such magic from little minds…spring is beautiful!

Kristy March 25, 2008 at 3:49 pm

I have recently discovered your blog and I love it. Your pictures, your stories…they’re great! But I didn’t realize until this post that you were a Texas Girl. Yay, bluebonnets! So pretty. Man, we miss College Station and all things Aggie. =)

misti March 27, 2008 at 7:43 pm

Stumbling through your blog here and I can’t help but see the bluebonnets! Where in Texas are you? I’m from Ft. Worth and live in Florida now. I miss my bluebonnets and the maroon ones. 😉

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