Teacher Debbie Moon’s first graders were discussing a picture of a family. One little boy in the picture had a different color of hair than the other family members.
One child suggested that he was adopted and a little girl named Jocelynn Jay said, “I know all about adoptions because I’m adopted.”
“What does it mean to be adopted?” asked another child.
“It means,” said proudly Jocelynn, “that you grew in your mother’s heart instead of her tummy.”
- George Dolan
In a small town in Spain, a man named Jorge had a bitter argument with his young son Paco. The next day, Jorge discovered that Paco’s bed was empty – he had run away from home.
Overcome with remorse, Jorge searched his soul and realized that his son was more important to him than anything else. He wanted to start over. Jorge went to a well-known store in the center of town and posted a large sign that read, “Paco, come home. I love you. Meet me here tomorrow morning.”
The next morning Jorge went to the store, where he found no less than seven young boys named Paco who had also run away from home. They were all answering the call for love, hoping it was their father inviting them home with open arms.
- Alan Cohen