This is just a story to make you smile. We were at a Goodwill shopping for clothes that we can use on the farm, t-shirts and such.
I was going through a rack when Ralph waved me over to where he was looking at a bin of pillows and odds and ends. He was holding a big red pillow. It looked like a lady bug. In his other hand he had one like a blue flower.
It looked pretty funny and I really wondered what he was thinking of. We did not need any funny cushions.
Well he asked what do you think?
Of what I asked. The pillows for them. Find one for the little boy.
Aden's children, ohhhhh I replied!
So Ralph the Marine was thinking of the Amish children. I smiled to myself as we rummaged to find a third boy colored pillow.
We final found a blue soccer themed one.
Ralph thought these could be used outside under the oak tree and he thought they would like them.
On Saturday evening we stopped by the house for a visit and to drop off the pillows.
Aden stopped his weed eating and Lorena came out to visit.
Ralph brought out the pillows, it was so cool, the oldest girl grabbed the flower pillow, the middle girl latched on to the lady bug and the little boy dragged of the soccer pillow.
In no time at all they were laying in a pile on the lawn using their "new" pillows and counting clouds, or at least pointing at them!
Happy children, outside, barefoot and playing together.
Ralph had nailed it, a simple thought when he saw the lady bug pillow.
He has such a kind heart, and a big heart.
As we were getting ready to leave, the oldest girl who is 5, led her sister up to Ralph and very seriously said thank you.
They do not speak a lot of English but the appreciation was there. It did not take prompting from the parents....but was what she wanted to do.
You could tell how please Ralph was with how much they enjoyed the simple gift.
God bless all of you and be thankful for the kind hearts in your world!