I experienced possibly the sweetest moment I have ever experienced in my life. I went over to my friends’ house for dinner the other night to catch up and just be around good people. Michael is one of the dearest friends I’ve made in law school, and he and his wife, and two children are like family to me. So later on that night, after we said our prayers with the kids, I hugged them both and said goodnight as they climbed into bed. As I was about to leave, their daughter, the older of the two (age 7), reached out to me and said, “Here, you can cuddle with my doll. Just don’t take her home with you.”
My heart just melted, because I could tell that that doll meant a lot to her, by the fact that she made sure I knew not to take her home with me. And yet she gave it to me to cuddle with while I spent a little more time hanging out with her parents. That is a beautiful child, my friends.
And don’t think I didn’t cuddle with the doll, because I cuddled with that doll until I left a couple hours later.
Children remind us that the world is beautiful. They remind us of how we ought to behave, and why.
I’ll never forget her selflessness—the selflessness of a seven year old.
BIG LOVE & HUGS