Out of the Mouth of Babes
John made it through Father's Day well. You never know which days are going to get you... But today was harder. This evening John picked up a picture of Ellie and said "I just wanted to hold her today. I want to pick her up and hug her the way that I do with Ethan." As John held the picture, tears streamed down his face. At that point Ethan walked in and the conversation went something like this:
Ethan: What are you doing?
John: Looking at this picture of Ellie.
Ethan: What's that on your face?
John: I love Ellie so much and I just miss her.
Ethan: I miss her too! Do I have tears coming out of my eyes?
John: No, Buddy.
Ethan: I have invisible tears.
Invisible tears. He put into words what my heart often feels. There's not always tears on my face, but so much of the time I have invisible tears. Tears of the heart, and not of the eyes.