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Heart & Soul

To Brody & Cash,

One day you will ask me…

“What was mommy like?”

This is what I will tell you…

“Mommy was beautiful.”

You will say…

“Beautiful?”

I will say…

“Yes, beautiful.”

You will say…

“I know we’ve seen the pictures.”

I will say…

“I’m not talking about the pictures.”

You will say…

“Then what are you talking about Daddy?”

I will say…

“Boys, your mommy is beautiful in pictures, but I am talking about her heart and soul. You see, the Bible speaks of Abraham’s wife, Sarah, as a quiet and gentle soul and in God’s eyes that is of great worth. Of great worth. Does it say Sarah was beautiful any where? No. It says she was a quiet and gentle soul. That was mommy. That is beauty boys. When I met mommy we were kids, not too much older than you. Lets look at those pictures. Now lets look at the ones of her and you guys. See the difference? That is because looks change. For her, she just got more and more beautiful, but we both knew that would fade. Look at me, see the gray hair? Well your mommy use to tease me when I first started getting a few after you came along. Don’t worry its not your fault though. Mommy and I use to talk about how our looks would change one day and we would still love each though. We loved each other with our heart and souls and it was those two things that we loved. So, we loved them, with them. We loved the two things that will never fade. Not only do they never fade, but if you live your life right and for the one God that created me and your mommy and your brother and you, then instead of fading, they will become stronger and even more beautiful than they are now. So, when I tell you, your mommy is beautiful, what do you see?”

And you will say…

“Her heart and her soul.”

And I will say…

“Now let me tell you just how beautiful they are…”

Gabe

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