Some of you may have seen a reply to one of my Facebook posts this week about a boy named Trevor and his father, Ray. It was such a touching story about love that I couldn’t just let it get lost in the Facebook world. When asked how someone you know shows their love, my friend Rita posted a story about her son, Trevor. Here’s what she wrote:
I’ll tell you a really sweet story of how my son uniquely showed his love for his father. Trevor asked his father one evening why he tells him he loves him so much throughout the day. Ray responded, “because when I was growing up my father never told me that he loved me, so I want to make sure that you know everyday how much I love you.” Later that evening Trevor called his dad upstairs, and there on his father’s bed, Trevor had placed a post-it note that read, “I love you Ray! Love, Dad” It still chokes me up thinking of how God placed it in my son’s heart to do such an overwhelming gesture of love.
Children who are loved just assume that every parent loves their children. This little boy took it upon himself to make sure his own dad was finally told that he was loved by his father. It was obvious to him that his father was loved. God has a funny way sometimes of letting us know that we are loved. It may simply be an oddly familiar smile from a stranger, a tender butterfly kiss from a baby, a cozy snuggle session with a pet, or even a message through the innocence of a child like Trevor. The signs are all around us. Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and you will see a message that will let you know that you are loved. For those who give love will receive love. You just have to pay attention. There are signs everywhere!
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Some of you may have seen a reply to one of my Facebook posts this week about a boy named Trevor and his father, Ray. It...