I wrote this a few days ago, and I would like to share it with you. Hopefully, some of y’all might like it
It is not a miracle by any means, but it is a wonder, and it may help reveal some parts of my current perspective.
Nathan, the children, and I were taking our evening walk with our pup, when Sofie asked us about four leaf clovers.
Nathan will 43 this year, and having never seen one immediately declared that they were a myth and did not in fact exist.
I, having seen one then declared that they were in fact, real.
Sofie being the youngest child, and having never seen one either, remained quiet.
Nora, however stooped down and began to search amongst the large patches of clover that lay beside the path which we were walking.
Now, Nora trusts both Nathan and I and respects our various opinions. We’ve always told her that we would give her the full circle of our combined experience, but that contrast between two people’s opinions that she trusted and no experience of her own to draw from, caused her to search for the truth of the matter herself.
To know Nora, is to know a wholehearted believer in everything that is happy and good.
Within seconds, she found a clover large enough for both she and her sister to hold in their hands at once, dispelling over 4 decades of disbelief and a breach between the perspective of two loving parents in an instant. Never again can Nathan deny that do in fact exist.
If this honest question from an innocent mind had not been raised perhaps Nathan would have lived out the rest of his life, never looking again for something he at one time truly wanted to find.
Unlikely that he have even noticed one, despite how little or how many might have been hidden amongst the flowers of the field because he did not believe in them.
And I, his loving wife would have been none-the- wiser.
Had I known, perhaps it would have remained: my word verses his.
Which of us was correct? Nathan, in using his experiential knowledge, or I, in using mine?
I tell can tell you the answer is wholly dependent upon the presence of childlike wonder. Without it, neither perspective would have borne the fruit of truth.
It took the faith of a child to bridge the gap for everyone involved. We all learned a lesson that day: a sincere attempt to search a new experience against adversity found exactly what we were all looking for.
Keep an eye out for the little wonders hidden amongst the ordinary, my friends!