Wednesday, May 23, 2007

One way to make this man cry!

Our 3-year old son almost had me in tears the other day. I was carrying him in our local supermarket when he turned to me and said: "Pappa, you know what? I like you." Quite flattered I asked him why. He responded "Because I love you". And so I thanked him and gave him a big hug. After a few moments he spoke again and said "Pappa, thank you for being such a good man". Well, that was the end of me. To keep him from saying anything else that would push me over the edge, I just had to buy him a BIG box of Smarties.

I realized that there is nothing more powerful than being affirmed by a child.


Anonymous said...

Hi there Boet! Amen to that...Andre

digitaldion said...

Out of the mouths of babes and all that...

truly, I know very few people who are as good, honourable, and Christlike as you!

Many blessings 'good man'. now don't cry, and go and buy me a box of smarties ;-)