filed under: Miscellaneous on March 19, 2008

An elderly woman and her little grandson, whose face was sprinkled with bright freckles, spent the day at the zoo. Lots of children were waiting in line to get their cheeks painted by a local artist who was decorating them with tiger paws. “You’ve got so many freckles, there’s no place to paint!” a girl in the line said to the little fella.

Embarrassed, the little boy dropped his head. His grandmother knelt down next to him. “I love your freckles. When I was a little girl I always wanted freckles,” she said, while tracing her finger across the child’s cheek. “Freckles are beautiful.”

The boy looked up, “Really?”

“Of course,” said the grandmother. “Why, just name me one thing that’s prettier than freckles.”

The little boy thought for a moment, peered intensely into his grandma’s face, and softly whispered, “Wrinkles.”

This touched my heart and brought a smile to my face.

God bless-



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  • Tracie says:

    awww….that was really sweet!

  • Amy says:

    Thanks for the invite to your blog. It’s a great way to catch up with you! Your kids are amazingly beautiful and you take wonderful photos!

  • Kimmie says:

    Hi Amanda;
    As a freckled face girl-I’d have to say this is sweet.
    This past weekend I had the privilege to pray with one of the older women in our church. As I held her face in my hands and looked at her closely-I was amazed by the beauty and softness of her face. Wrinkles and a beautiful head of white hair on a godly ‘child’ is lovely for sure.
    mama to 6
    one homemade and 5 adopted