I have written several times about how images of Pooh brings the essence of Kevin to me, and of the special season of our life, when our sons were young and stories and characters like Winnie the Pooh were their favorites, because they are all tender-hearted, gentle and mushy, whether in their manhood now, they would admit it, which I doubt.
I am drawn into this picture, because it speaks of the affection and committment of the two who are holding onto one another at a place overlooking something unseen to those of us viewing the picture. The longer I focus on the picture, the more I am drawn in and even find myself wondering what Christopher and Pooh are seeing from the edge of what looks like a cliff.
Our family has all that we need and most of what we could ever want or hope for concerning our worldly wealth and possessions. None of us have strived for wealth, position or fame. We have strived to learn how to love as God loves us unconditionally. We don't have much treasure stored up here on this earth, though we consider ourselves "rich" beyond measure.
As we prepare for the Autumn fun of Halloween today, a pot of Irish stew is "brewing" on the stove, a large bowl full of candy is ready for our neighbor kids, classical music is playing in the background, the weather outside is cool and orange and yellow leaves are falling from the trees throughout our lovely neighborhood and hometown of Ft. Collins, CO The scene, like in this picture, is peaceful and still and there's a lot of light surrounding us as the sun is shining full and brightly today. I am overwhelmed by how blessed we are as a family and how rich we are - we definitely have that "something that money can't buy" and we thank the "giver of every good and perfect gift" - our Heavenly Father!
How about you? Do you consider yourself rich or are you poor in spirit? Do you have that which money cannot buy or are you striving for all that is temporary and will one day pale in the light of Eternity? Are you missing out on life's most precious treasures? One thing I think we all know for sure, "money cannot buy love" and "love is really all we need!"
With Faith, Hope and Love in Christ for Every Season,
Angie "a mom like you"