A Very Special Angel
I am convinced there is a very special angel in heaven whose (?) sole responsibilty is to watch over the most prized possession of children. An angel who knows how important a certain blanket, doll or stuffed animal is to a child even though it is disgustingly dirty, missing an eye or a limb. There is no way an adult could possibly understand its importance. How many times do we throw things away only to have them reappear weeks later?
The other day I picked up my son from school and as we were walking home, I asked him what he was going to take to school the next day for show and tell. He immediately said, "Pinky". I was quiet for a moment because I had not seen Pinky for a couple of days. He is a stuffed dog, brown and white with two bandaids on him for when he went to the 'vet'...a small round bandaid on his head and a regular one on his back.
I said, "Do you know where Pinky is?"
Son, "Yes, he is right up there, on that guy's lawn!'
I looked to where he was pointing, and sure enough, there on the lawn was Pinky. What? I was trying to rack my brain to figure out how he got there and then I realized he must have fallen out of the stroller two days earlier when it was raining. I had taken my son and Pinky in the stroller which has a rain cover, dropped him off and thought Pinky was safe in the stroller but he must have fallen out as I walked home.
We did not see him the day before because we did not walk home that day, we had left from the school to go to the doctor.
So, there he was, still with his band aids on and in pretty good shape even though it had rained (God washed him). So, we got home and I threw him in the washer and the dryer and he was all set for Show and Tell the next day.