Sunday, December 16, 2012

Children's Innocence

Last Friday we had Kevin and Jen’s girls, Ashlyn and Danica, for a few hours while their parents went to the Christmas party put on by Kevin’s employer. We love having the girls, enjoying their stories and antics. Ken thought it would be a good idea to invite the A-Team over while the girls were here. We knew that Ashlyn and Aaron had very similar interests-reading, writing and drawing.

It was a hit.  Amazingly the five of them hit it off without a hitch. The A-Team and the girls got along wonderfully. Since Danica was the only one whose name didn’t start with an A, she suggested we call her Addie. Then they could all be part of the A-Team.

They entertained themselves for hours and it seemed as if they had known each other all their lives.

This week was Karin’s Christmas party put on by her employer. We had the boys overnight. Aaron suggested we invite the girls over again. Just like last week the five of them enjoyed each other’s company. They played X-Box, wrote stories together, and Danica and Austin (the two youngest) entertained themselves at the table drawing and writing. There was no bickering except for who got to go first on the X-box games but even that was solved quickly.

Isn’t it wonderful how children adapt so easily to each other and accept each other without question? It makes me wish we could all have the innocence of a child in our hearts.

And for all those innocent children in Connecticut whose lives were cut short or those who have to now live with what they experienced, a special prayer goes out to all of them and their families.  I pray that those children can still live with innocence and trust in their lives.



  1. Children are a precious gift. Glad you had some time enjoy the children in your life!

  2. Jan I love this post. Also, love the names Ashlyn and Danica (Danica for some obvious reasons that Ken can probably tell you (: