Mary Moments

“Mom, I left my shoes at the park!”

We’d just pulled into our driveway. With a sigh, I turned the car around and headed back to the park. My frustration melted, however, when I heard my son praying his shoes would be there when we got back.

As we rolled to a stop in the parking lot, he jumped out and ran to where he had left them. I smiled.

They were still there.

Then I watched in grateful wonder as he looked up, right there in the middle of the park, and mouthed his gratitude, “Thank You, Lord!”

My own sweet mom used to call these Mary Moments – those times when something happens that is so beautiful, so eternally profound, you just tuck it away in your heart to treasure for always (see Luke 2:19).

(To read the rest of the story, including ideas for noticing and treasuring your family’s own Mary Moments, hop over to Just18Summers.)

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