Share the Beauty
The nervous excitement was overflowing as Seth was cooking our breakfast yesterday morning, the day his journey to Ethiopia began. We were all rattling, saying out loud every word that came to our minds, ideas about flying over the ocean, how much money is in the bank, how much we love. We were hugging often, buzzing, and doing the kitchen dance, keeping conversation close while moving from spot to spot so Seth could open drawers.
In a perfect happy moment, Jude said something that made us all pause. He said something about his “wards.”
“Jude? What are your wards?!” we all asked.
And he did his amazing wry smile and pointed to the two little round dark circles on his chest: “These are my wards!”
Laughter, of course, peeled out, especially from Ian, who was quick to correct his older brother, “Jude! Those aren’t your wards! Those are your PRICKLES!”