The Burly Man’s kids are here for the weekend. The younger one is having trouble with his multiplication tables, so I downloaded an app on the Nook for him to play with, and gave him some tips that help me still. After we were done, I went in to chat with the burly man, who said this:

“You’re a good Mommy. Thank you for waiting for us. I know it was hard for you, but I’m glad you did.”

Luke chapter 2 states that Mary took all the things surrounding Jesus’ birth – shepherds worshipping, singing angels – tresured them and pondered them in her heart. I’m not  comparing the Burly kids to Jesus, but I’ll treasure that comment and ponder it in my heart for a long time to come.