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My week began with a slew of emails. The definition of 'slew' is "a multitude." With a slew before, it would be easy to go slay. But my inbox was not filled with a dragon breathing fire, but a people with a pulse. And I wanted to do more than reply, I wanted to respond. Also, wanting to be present, I determined I would not blog this week, until each writing had a return. I know its Thursday now. It was a multitude!
In the midst of my rejoinders, I received a letter from a little boy named Jhonatan in Peru. He's four and fabulous. Our family supports him through Compassion International and we adore him. We have written him several times and this was our first letter back. Jhonatan shared with us about a field trip he got to take with his parents, his favorite activity (soccer), his favorite food (fried bananas and rice) and he drew us a picture of him playing with his favorite toys (cars). And he shared how much he loved the Psalm we sent him in our last letter.
We each took turns reading and found questions for us at the end. He wanted to know what our favorite foods were and what we did in our spare time. Simple. Until I tried to answer. Tears spilled before words came. It was something about the way his words hung upon...
Ⓒ Blue Flame 47.