I wrote the other day about Samuel feeling a little left out about not losing a tooth yet, when Aram had just lost his first one. He prayed that night that he would also lose a tooth. I had to reassure him it would happen when the time was right. He said he knew, but he still wanted to pray about his teeth.
A day later, we had to take him to the dentist when a cyst formed over a tooth we had been keeping an eye on with his doctor since around the time he came home a couple years ago. It needed to be pulled. I have never seen a more excited face.
And then two days later he got his first truly loose baby tooth- the same one Aram had lost.
I asked him if he was surprised that all these teeth are now coming out. He said no. He was supposed to lose his teeth. I asked him what he thought about his prayer for his teeth. He said, “Praying for my teeth isn’t really about my teeth, mommy…”
And now some links from this week-
Martin Schoeller (photographer of our Time shoot) reveals The Changing Face of America. (We’ve become a country where race is no longer so black or white.)
Have you seen the new way to transport a donor heart? Check out Heart in a Box– It is truly amazing to watch it beat alone.
This man explains how as a teenager his reaction to his abusive father gave him the gift of nonviolence. (Awesome- tear-jerker…)