Friday, August 10, 2012

Connect Four




She comes into the room with her head down
not even looking up when I say hello. 
She is so shy and unsure.

I ask her to come to the table and play a game with me. 
Telling her that we have some time before
more kids will arrive and we begin to worship.
Connect Four.

With each click of our moves trying to line our colors up, 
she bravely looks up and steals a glance at me. 
I pretend not to notice. 
With each word of encouragement I offer, 
I see the hints of her smile.
She begins to talk.
Sharing about her world.

Then the moment comes when she wins the game. 
She has connected all of her circles. 
She looks up smiling with the joy of the victory.
This smile that just lights up the room.

And I think to myself that more than these
colored circles made a connection today.




Linking up with my friend Lisa-Jo


Five Minute Friday

18 comments:

  1. Sweet, sweet, sweet...
    Blessed by your awareness:)))

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    1. Thanks so much Stefanie! Blessings!

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  2. =0) Sweet. Happy Friday Wendy!

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    1. Thanks Dawn! Happy Friday back at ya friend! Blessings!

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  3. Hi neighbor! This post made me smile! What a great way to connect!

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    1. Hey there sweet friend! Thanks so much! Blessings!

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  4. Such a sweet post!!!

    Aloha,
    Following ya now from the Weekend blog hop. If you're up for a bit of a ride I'd love it if you'd join us at localsugarhawaii.com where we're riding the wave of life one little adventure at a time. And if you'd like we're linking up with friends today and would love for you to join us.

    xo,
    Nicole
    localsugarhawaii.com

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    1. Hey there Nicole! Riding the wave with you this weekend friend! Thanks for the invite! Blessings!

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  5. This is so sweet! I just found your blog via blog hop. Newest follower! I would love it if you dropped by and said hello sometime :)

    Of Thoughts and Things

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    1. Thanks Ashley! Following you as well and LOVE the bags you shared on your blog! I definitely have a purse addiction :) Looking forward to getting to know you more! Blessings!

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  6. What a beautiful post! Thank you for linking up at the Harvest of Friends Weekend Blog Hop. Have a blessed weekend.

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    1. Thanks so much Kelly! Loving the opportunity to make new friends through the hop! Thanks for hosting us! Blessings!

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  7. Thanks for this post. In a few short words you have defined the vision I have for small groups. I will be reading this post in our small group leader training.

    Matt N.

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    1. Thanks Matt! You know this is my heart friend. Would be willing to chat with your team anytime. Blessings!

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  8. I found you in the Monday Mingle. Loved reading this story of connection. It sounds like you are very skilled!

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