“I Spy”

Roman’s favorite game, especially when we’re in the car for awhile, is “I spy.”  So it’s not surprising that one of the first things Roman wanted to do with daddy was to play “I spy.” After a few color choices back and forth, Joel decided to switch things up a bit so he said, “I spy something silly.” Roman got the cutest smile on his face and said, “Is it me.” They both laughed and Dad nodded. Roman’s response made my heart skip a beat. He looked at Joel and said, “I spy something I love.” And Joel said, “Is it me.” Roman chuckled, “Yea…” he stated the obvious.

The question I ask myself is why? Why does Roman love his daddy so much? He can’t possibly remember when Joel lived with us. He was barely one when Joel was incarcerated. It seems as if Roman loves Joel because that is what he sees his brothers do, that is what he sees his mom do, and that is what he sees his grandparents and other family do. Roman loves Joel by example.

It kind of reminds me of what Jesus told His disciples. “Love as I have loved you.” When my eyes are on Jesus I see what true love is. I love others with the love of Christ. I love by example. Christ’s example. Because every time Christ looks at me he says, “I spy someone I love.”

3 Responses to "“I Spy”"

  • Lovely thought. Very sweet story. Simple yet profound truth.

    1 Linda Desideri Cate said this (October 2, 2012 at 12:36 am) Reply

  • Tabitha… you did it again… brought me to tears. I am so happy for your family and so moved by the way God teaches us through your life and shows us his heart of love and grace. Thank you… and praise God!

    2 Phyllis Gordon said this (October 2, 2012 at 9:40 am) Reply

  • Well done, Tabitha. I cried once as you told me this story last Sunday morning, and you have brought me to tears again– Praise to our Heavenly Father who is in the business of such amazing things!


    3 Suzan Braun said this (October 3, 2012 at 1:35 pm) Reply

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