Dear God, please don’t ever let me forget this conversation with Lucas:
Me: Why did you get up so early [on a Saturday morning]?
Lucas: I got up super early because I was having a really good dream and I wanted to tell you about it!
Me: Well, what was your dream, tell me.
Lucas: Papa Juliano got me a new game. And it was LEGO Star Wars by George Lucas. It had my name at the end.
Me: He did? Did he visit you?
Lucas: Yes. And He told me really funny jokes and he taught me how to do sideways walking with your eyes closed and I taught him how to walk backwards with his eyes closed. And we laughed a lot. I showed him one of my very funny moves — me running into the wall. And he was really funny.
Lucas: Why are you crying?
Me: Because I am so sad, and also so happy for you.
Lucas: Does he visit you?
Me: Yes, sometimes. It’s wonderful.
Lucas: Maybe tonight.
You guys, I love this child and I really miss my Dad. I can’t even begin to express how special this moment was to me; how much I miss my father, and how comforting it is to know that he is still very present in my life. In OUR lives.
Today, I feel really blessed. I FEEL it and I KNOW it.
Please tell the people you love how much you love them. Often. Please listen to children. They have miraculous things to say.
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