Sunday, August 26, 2007

There Just Aren't Enough Fingers

I've had a particularly rough evening, and I'm the type who, when I'm down, really need some affirmation from those around me-I need to know that they really love me.

So, a few moments ago, Gentry decided it was time for him to go to bed (Lex went to sleep awhile ago, while I was on the telephone). He asked for me to come tuck him in.

I went in the room, tucked him in, hugged him and prayed for him-told God how thankful I was for him and his sister.

He hugged me back-mightily. And said, "Dad, I love you."

"I love you too Bubs; more than you can imagine," I said.

He said, "I love you more than this many," and held up all ten fingers. "I love you as many as if I had a finger here, and here, and here, and here, and everywhere!" as he ticked off the spaces in between his fingers. "I love you more than if I had fingers from the floor to the roof!"

And I remembered that I really do have all I need.

And you know what? I sit here, looking at my open hands, and know that I love them all (Shawna, Lex and Gentry) "more than this many." In fact, if I had fingers enough to fill the room, floor to ceiling, it still wouldn't be enough.

4 comments:

SheGazelle said...

Life is good.

PJ said...

Oh it is...it is.

No matter how rough it gets, it's still good!

Deanna said...

Aren't the analogies kids use just adorable. My kids like to say " I love you all the way from Ashtyn's house to the rock House" (the rock house being our old house in kerman) or "all the way to africa." Love you guys Lots!

Katie Booker said...

I love the way kids think..if only we could think like them sometimes!

Logan's favorite is...I Love you Infinity X's Infinity..