Sunday, July 09, 2006

The Sweetest Thing

I've been gone to Dallas/Ft. Worth for the last eight days or so. I take the kids up there to their Vacation Bible School. And my mom got the date for her cornea transplant while I was there. I knew she was going to have one - I knew her eyes were bad, but what I didn't realize was HOW bad they are.

Until church Sunday morning.

Something caught my eye, but when I looked over at my parents, nothing was there. Then I caught it after the next song. My dad quietly slipping the open song book onto my mom's lap, while she passed him her closed song book. After each song, the same thing happened.

My dad was turning it to the page number for her, then silently slipping it onto her lap before he took the one she handed him and turned his own pages. Never in my life have I seen such a sweet thing.

So small, and yet so incredibly significant.

I sat there, blinking repeatedly, vowing not to cry and being so happy for them to have that kind of devotion, that kind of love.

6 comments:

Duke_of_Earle said...

"So small, and yet so incredibly significant."

It's the little things that can make all the difference, and thus become "incredibly significant" indeed. Good post.

John

d_evans said...

How very sweet.

Teresa said...

That brought tears to my eyes.

daionara said...

The many blessings of true love are often so small that they almost go unnoticed.

Dy said...

That made me teary eyed too...that kind of love is so very very rare nowadays.

Rhonda said...

The Sweetest Thing ... indeed.