Imagination is a gift. I love it when children invite me into their world to pretend. From playing catch with an invisible ball with Elizabeth to being trains with Andrew, it’s such a cool thing to be part of their creativity. Reality fades … for just a little while.
I’d like to pretend I’m healthy today. I want to pretend words like “liver” and “transplant” and “Lahey” are not part of my vocabulary. Maybe when they draw my blood, I’ll pretend I’m a secret agent and will never tell my secrets. Maybe when I go see my doctor, I’ll pretend he is only wearing spiderman undies and is speaking Ubby Dubby like kids on the TV show zoom. It’s tempting.
I feel good. I slept well. I walked around Marden’s with Robin last night. I’d like to pretend everything is fine.
What did you like to pretend when you were a kid? Let’s get some refrigerator boxes, climb inside and pretend we are invincible as we crawl forward mowing over everything in our path.
Now where did I put my super-hero cape?
“Robin? Do you know where my cape is?”
“Check in your toy box with your dinosaurs and army men.”
Ahhhh … I feel better already …
Thanks friends! You are giving me strength with your prayers, emails, comments and texts.