Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Choice of Words

We put away all our Christmas things this past weekend. After a couple of days my son walked into the room where we had the Christmas tree and said,"It's so lonely in here." I said,"Yeah...empty, huh?"

As I sat there for a while longer my thoughts returned to his choice of words. LONELY?...because the Christmas tree is gone? I am fascinated by the feeling he had when walking into the room. Most people just say,"It looks empty".

The two words are synonyms for each other. They mean pretty much the same thing so I'm not sure why I keep thinking about what he said.

Just goes to show you how differently kids look at things.


LAURIE said...

It is good to hear from you and wow how interesting that your son would say that. Reminds me how without Christ we often feel. There is such an emptyiness inside. -Blessings, Laurie

Kimberly said...

Hi, Cheri!
I had just been thinking about you! :)

The things kids say really do give us much to ponder! God uses their mouths more often than I am sure I even realize.

Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!

Jenifer said...

Hey long lost friend! Hope all is well with you and your family.

Lonely? Our lives are lonely without reminders of what God did for us.


Christina said...

Yes it does mean the same thing. I felt the same way the day I took mine down. Like I was supposed to fill this space with something else. Maybe that would be the answer, but then it would feel like putting something in the place other then the symbol for Christmas. Although I am sure most people move stuff to fit their tree.

Carol said...

Well Hello girlfriend! Good to see you post!! Been missing you. Loved seeing your smiling face.