"Wait, I have to go back inside!" Lecia cried.
"Why? Don't you want to go to church with Papa and Grandma?"
"Yes, but I have to…" She scrambled out of car seat, out of truck and into house.
Through the window I saw her run to mother's arms - hug - turn and walk back outside, satisfied.
She simply said, "I forgot to hug mom bye."
It didn't matter to her we were running late. It didn't matter that she was already lifted into the truck. She needed to say good-bye, well.
I think her priorities were better than mine. She was in a hurry to fix a gesture of love, forgotten. I was in a hurry, to not be late… No real reason.
What if we lived like a child? Not childish, but child-like; quick to forgive, willing to love, unconcerned about impressing thy neighbor and oblivious to fads.
Thanks Lecia for setting such a good example.
Lord, help us to slow down and finish well so one day as we run into your arms we will hear,
PHOTOS: Lecia: playing in snow; first fish; being silly; with cousin Nevaeh.
I pray you have a wonderful Christmas. Remember, the most valuable gifts are free. Appreciate others presence more than presents.
And although it's great to give, it's vital to receive
THE GIFT, Jesus Christ.
Merry Christmas and God bless us everyone.