REAL LIFE | Meet Fuzzbert

My husband called me as he was out running errands on Tuesday evening, asking if I had taken our kiddo outside to show him the rainbow.

First off, I had no idea there was a rainbow.  Last I knew, it was torrential down pouring and all I could see outside was what looked like a midwest waterfall had taken over my backyard.  Turns out by the time the phone rang, the sun was back out and the rain had subsided.  So, we got ourselves together and headed outside (camera in hand, naturally) to find this rainbow.

As soon as we made it outside, I SWORE it was still raining.  Turns out what I was hearing was the trees dripping so loudly that it sounded like drops of rain hitting the ground.  It was kind of cool to see.  It was also one of those times where I wondered if I had actually seen it happen before or if this was just a product of a crazy quick monsoon.

Either way, I digress.

We couldn't find the rainbow, but I decided to walk through our yard a little bit to see if it was hiding.  My son followed closely behind me and, as per usual, found one of our flower plants and yanked it off from it's life source and gave it to me.  

"For you, mom!"  Sweet boy. he is.  At this time, I found a willy worm!  Or, at least, that's what I called them back in the day.  I showed it to my son, and he immediately fell in love.  "Mom!  He's so fuzzy.  What his name?  I will name him Fuzzbert.  Hi Fuzzbert.  You're wiggly."  He was so excited.  I gave him back Fuzzbert's daisy and told him he could keep it.  He couldn't wait to show my husband when he got home.

It's moments like these that I remember that God is good and provides us with things in nature that are beautiful and worth being excited about.  My son never ceases to amaze me with the things in which he finds enjoyment.  I truly hope he never loses that zest for life.

So, world, meet Fuzzbert.  Our new, temporary pet.

EDIT: Little Fuzzbert only made it with us for about 18 hours.  Our son was devastated but understands as well as a four year old can that this is part of life.  He is excited to find a new willy worm to add to our family... even if only temporarily.  :)

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