Remember the quote about stopping to show your child a rainbow because a rainbow may not stick around for long? Thursday evening’s weather produced the perfect ingredients for a rainbow. As we drove to Meijer, the rain poured down while the sun was shining. We were watching. We were ready. And then, there it was. “Kayla, look!” we called. “Madeline, do you see it?” Unfortunately, from the back of the van, they just couldn’t get a good view. As soon as we could, we pulled into a parking lot. But within moments, the rainbow vanished. So the wait continues. One day we’ll get to show our girls a beautiful rainbow, but to this day, they still haven’t seen one.
Andy Kerr says
A few years ago, I was sitting in the car with Fiona, and she looked our at the stars above and asked, “Daddy, can you help me touch the sky?” I gave her the straight answer (“No, you can’t touch the sky”) and immediately felt like a total heel, like I’d crushed a precious, beautiful flower. What was I saying? Of course I’ll help her touch the sky.
Keep trying. It’s worth it.