Friday, June 20, 2008

Little Helper, Big Heart

This is Hunter helping Grandpa make hot dogs this afternoon. He was playing with his bubbles on the back porch when Grandpa came out to fire up the grill, and the second he saw that he left his bubbles in the dust to go help.

I love how Hunter stops whatever "play" he's doing the second he has the opportunity to help with something worthwhile. Little kids want so desperately to be part of real life, and I'm glad Hunter is such a strong helper because he is needed and wanted in our house.

I recently saw a children's music CD titled "Born to Play" and was saddened by how poorly we adults understand little children. Little kids believe it is their JOB to grow up and we spent most of our time trying to convince them that this is not true, that their "work" and is to stay out of the way and play with plastic toys.

I'm glad Hunter gets to be part of life and knows that we agree with him that it is his job to grow up, and spend our time allowing him to be part of real life. It sure makes your heart smile at precious moments like these to see a little guy with such a big heart.

"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth."
III John 4

Hunter is 3 years, 3 months old

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