Sunday, August 15, 2010
I look at my cute step-daughter playing the role of sleeping beauty with the hand waving and the high pitched voice singing Ha-Ha-Ha-Haaaa… with my granddaughters so caught up in the fun of imagination, I can’t help but want to dance the dance they are playing. What a place of giggles and sweetness. Sleeping beauty was escorted into the courtyard of birthday affairs by the cutest little pink VW driven by my sweet daughter-in-law Jerrie with the littlest granddaughter not having a clue it was her aunt Sarah… it was a fairy tale in her own back yard. Little Jaidan caught up in this dream as a princess so loved was making her way towards her. Jaidan takes off running towards sleeping beauty… gives her a hug and then runs back to the safety of a granny just in case. What a picture! Who would want to smash this moment for this little princess wearing wings by telling her that the girl she sees in front of her is ‘just’ Sarah…? Oh no, for she has a visual, and mamma Trisha repeats over and over into the heart of her treasured little one how exciting it is to have such a visitor for her birthday. Jaidan’s imagination is allowed to run so many avenues as she stares, smiles and holds her little hand over her mouth and gasps with giggles following. As I watched the scene unfold it was as if time was running in slow motion. I couldn’t help but think that to Jaidan, who awaited the possible touch from such as sleeping beauty, could only wonder if this was her total life right now and this is how life really happens. For to her, today took so, so long in getting here. To become 3 years old was eternity. Finally it was here and it was her moment and it appeared it was going to be everything she was hoping for. She knows only to live in the excitement of these minutes turned as if she owned. What a fun moment! I find that even as an adult, I love imaginations. One of my most favored scriptures is 1 Corinthians 2:6 No one's ever seen or heard anything like this, Never so much as imagined anything quite like it— What God has arranged for those who love him. (The Message) What..? I can NOT even imagine! Oh God, do You KNOW my imagination….? Why, where I work as an administrative assistant for a dental and medical facility… ‘I’ am the tooth fairy..! Oh I love the little ones who want to come close to me and imagine. A week or so ago I was planning on a tooth fairy appearance at a school nearby and after getting all dolled up I went tinker belling over to the dental side and found this adorable little boy not quiet 3 years old. He was captivated. His smile would move a mountain in my books as it was large enough to hold the world. I asked him if he would like to dance. He didn’t hesitate… “ah huh” he said as he reached out both of his little hands, so we danced in the waiting room and giggled, both of us, like little children in our own world. He didn’t want to stop. I asked him if I could pick him up as I looked at momma for her approval also. He couldn’t wait. Oh those eyes!! Looking at me with such heart! Asking about my glitter! Finally when I let him down he went running to his mom telling her all about a ‘princess over there.’ Imagination… so easy for a child (and child-hearts like mine). But what about the scripture that makes such a promise that something so beautiful as our imagination cannot come close to what He has in store for those who love Him. What can I say? You know…. I think I won’t… I think I’m just going to let my imagination go and love on Him…!