Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Its like Christmas all over again.

For about a year now, I have been searching for a favorite childhood book. I could not remember the name of it but I remembered that there was a little boy and a parade of animals on the front cover. Some people tried to convince me into thinking that it was "Where the Wild Things are" by Maurice Sendak but, I knew in my heart that it wasn't. At one time I thought, maybe it was "The Happy Lion", but that was not it either. But Alas, my eyes cast their gaze upon this little treasure at a birthday party Dolly attended last weekend. I picked it up and my heart flooded with joy! "In the Forest" by Marie Hall Ets. I kept repeating the name of the author in my head until I was able to get back to my Mom mobile and write it down. And of course at that point, I had forgotten the title but, I remembered it was Ets! So later that night I did an online search for Ets and could not find this beloved book. Then all of a sudden creeping out of the halls of Internetdom was the image of "In the Forest".

Perhaps I would not have experienced the same level of exhilaration if I found this book a year ago when I began my search. I know that God delights in the little things and we both smiled that day.

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