One of my favorite little games that Micah plays, is a word game. It goes something like this.
Micah: Mom, you know how I love you?
Me: How much do you love me?
Micah: Ummmm...all the way to the ceiling!
Me: Wow, that's alot of love! You know how I love you?
Me: All the way to India (or Colorado, or to Aunt Cheri's, or some other far off location)
Micah: You know how I love you?
Me: How much?
Micah: This tiny. (Here he gives me a big grin and holds up two little fingers close together)
Me: No way! It's this much! (This is when I open his arms wide and tickle him silly)
Today I was thinking about how I love this little game he plays, and how much it breaks my heart to think that he might ever question whether or not he was meant to be part of our family. I thought of the discussions we've had recently about the color of his skin. Then, for some reason, maybe because we just had Easter, I thought of eggs! I know it's not very theological, but it seems to fit. We are all the same on the inside...created in the image of a beautiful God. We have blood, bones, muscle, a heart and a soul. Our outsides, however, are very different. Our shells, have been painted and designed by a very creative God! And it's a marvelously wonderful thing that we are each unique! I hope all my children grow up believing this simple, fantastic truth!