Gradma, Did You Have an Auntie?

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 11:58 -- Joyce Long

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. Proverbs 25:11

It was five-year-old Kyle’s turn to sleep overnight at Grandma and Grandpa’s house. Kyle’s favorite Auntie Carla lives in the basement at Grandpa’s. As the evening wore on, Kyle wandered in and perched at the kitchen bar while I worked at the counter. He wondered when Auntie Carla would get home. I explained to him that she might not come before his bedtime.

“Humm,” he pondered, “I wanted to have a hot chocolate party with her”. Thoughtfully, Kyle continued, “Auntie Carla is sure a special Auntie, isn’t she Grandma?”

“Yes”, I responded, “She loves to spend time with you, doesn’t she?”

“Grandma,” he queried, “did you have an Auntie when you were a little girl?”

“Well”, I began, “I had aunties. They were all grown up and had children of their own, so, no, I guess I didn’t have an auntie like you’re talking about.”

Satisfied with that conversation, Kyle jumped down and disappeared to play with his cars. I tucked him in at bedtime with love, prayers and hugs. The next morning Kyle bounced brightly out of bed and came back to the kitchen bar. Auntie Carla had already left for work but there on the counter, right where he always perched himself, he found something very special.

There lay a note sprawled in Auntie Carla’s handwriting. It read, “Dear Kyle, I’m sorry I missed our hot chocolate party last night. I thought you might like to have some for your breakfast in my favorite snowman mug with some creamy marshmallow cream. I love you. Auntie Carla”.

Inside the snowman mug was a packet of hot chocolate and beside it was a pint of marshmallow cream. It didn’t take Grandma long to heat up the water and fill to the top Auntie Carla’s favorite snowman mug. A dollop of marshmallow cream made it a perfect treat straight from Auntie Carla‘s heart to his.

Auntie Carla extended a portion of the Heavenly Father’s love into Kyle’s heart that morning. No wonder he needed to know if I had an Auntie when I was a little
girl.

Prayer: Father God, would You touch every child today with an Auntie, someone in the
flesh to pour Your love into their hearts. Amen.

Ponder: Do you know some child that needs a special touch from the heavenly Father? How about being Jesus in the flesh to them today?

~Donna Kauffman

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