Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Everything I need to know....

It has been 3 days since officially ending Love Loud 08

My experiences throughout this campaign had a profound impact on me.

Not being one to keep quite when good news abounds I find myself giving testimony to God’s abundant grace and blessings as witnessed by all who choose to be His hands and feet for a few days last week. My constant refrain has been, as much as we poured into the lives of our neighbors, I personally feel like we were blessed by these experiences with them even more. This has truly been a win-win for everyone involved.

While reflecting on examples of these two fold blessings my granddaughter peered up and said

“This was a symbiotic relationship.”


“A symbiotic relationship? You know what a symbiotic relationship is?”

“Yes.” She gently said.

Curious I asked her to explain symbiotic to me.

“Well,” she began “a symbiotic relationship ship is where both of you get something out it.”

As I picked my jaw up off the floor, she went on,

“Like the Rhino and birds. Ticks get on Rhino’s and they make him itchy, he can’t scratch or get them off, so birds, who likes to eat ticks, ride on Rhinos’ back eating the ticks so the Rhino is not itchy anymore. They both do something for the other one”

“That’s” she said “a symbiotic relationship.” She dryly ended.

“Yes it is” I chimed in.

“How do you know about symbiotic relationships?” I questioned “Who told you this?”

“We learned it at school”.

Seems many things you need to know you can be learned in kindergarten.


Lora said...

Amen. I just love learning lessons from my children too!

Melinda said...

Um, seriously? I'm pretty sure my main goal in Miss Dotty's kindergarten class was to not spill my Kool-aid while I ate my graham cracker.

That, and try to talk my friend Paulinda out of eating the glue off her hand.

Yep, times they are a changin'!

Annie said...

Wow! That's amazing! :D

Anonymous said...

what a smart little girl! good grief. I dare say few 5 year olds can even pronounce the word 'symbiotic'

Maggie said...

I thought it was a sweet story and that if we just take the time to stop and listen to our children, we sure can learn some real practical lessons! I'm sure that it also makes us happy that they go to such a wonderful school- what a blessing! ~M

Cheryl-Packin Heat for Jesus said...

Yah know Grandma this is from the same Lil Girl that taught me your panties need to match your shoes….. My gosh she is Brilliant!

Carlene said...

That was a good one!!

L.L. Barkat said...

That's some school, where one learns about such things in kindergarten. To live it, now that's a life-long endeavor, yes? :)

Pat said...

This is amazing and precious. So fun to read!!
I LOVE the things my G's say. They are meant to be captured in our hearts for recovery on days when life seems less that great.
Remembering this conversation will put a smile on your face ANYTIME!!

L.L. Barkat said...

Tammy, thanks for your sweet comment on Seedlings. I had to repost my instructions because I put the wrong street address! Silly of me. I've only been going to the same church for... 25 years! :)