A few years ago, we took our boys to a park. As I pushed DJ and Andy on the swings they squealed, laughed and yelled, “Higher, Mommy, higher!”  There was little dialogue, and lots of monologue: “Whee!” “Whoa!” “Wha-hooey!” And then, in a seemingly ordinary moment, an extraordinary revelation unfolded. DJ exclaimed…“Oh, mommy, my heart is laughing!”
MY…
HEART…
IS…
LAUGHING.
My mental brakes came to a tire-spinning halt, as I considered….my heart has aged, my heart has hurt, my heart has melted, but has my heart laughed? Is there anything in your life so wickedly-cool, so honkin’ awesome, that it would make you exclaim, “Oh, God, my heart is laughing!”? We are living. But are we laughing? I was grateful for DJ inadvertently holding up a mirror to my heart and making me take a good look at it. Today I pray that God give us a swing-set experience–something that will make our eyes look up and our mouths exclaim, “Thanks, God! My heart is laughing!”

 

 

 

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