Sidebar: We live a “stone’s throw” from some of the most beautiful beaches in the US – in my opinion – and we just don’t get out there very much, I’m sad to say.
Anyways, we went took the boat and some of the kids to the beach recently just for the afternoon. It was a gorgeous day! We really had a great time. I noticed my 14 yr old had been sitting in the softer sand for a while. Letting him do his thing, I just keep an eye on him. Eventually he got up and moved on to chasing a bird or something like that… boys will be boys.
I walked over to see what had held his concentration for such a long time and found this.
What I found absolutely melted me.
My 14 yr old, sometimes self absorbed, typical teenage son had been methodically carving a perfect heart in the sand.
What did this say to me? His heart is full of love.
Our hearts should be filled with love. We should give love without reservation. In return we will receive love.