Connect Four

10 Aug

She comes into the room with her head down
not even looking up when I say hello. 
She is so shy and unsure.

I ask her to come to the table and play a game with me. 
Telling her that we have some time before
more kids will arrive and we begin to worship.
Connect Four.

With each click of our moves trying to line our colors up, 
she bravely looks up and steals a glance at me. 
I pretend not to notice. 
With each word of encouragement I offer, 
I see the hints of her smile.
She begins to talk.
Sharing about her world.

Then the moment comes when she wins the game. 
She has connected all of her circles. 
She looks up smiling with the joy of the victory.
This smile that just lights up the room.

And I think to myself that more than these
colored circles made a connection today.

Linking up with my friend Lisa-Jo
Five Minute Friday


18 Responses to “Connect Four”

  1. Stefanie Brown August 10, 2012 at 8:52 am #

    Sweet, sweet, sweet…Blessed by your awareness:)))

  2. Dawn August 10, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    =0) Sweet. Happy Friday Wendy!

  3. Denise August 10, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    Such a nice post.

  4. BARBIE August 10, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    Hi neighbor! This post made me smile! What a great way to connect!

  5. Nicole Buckingham August 10, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    Such a sweet post!!!Aloha,Following ya now from the Weekend blog hop. If you're up for a bit of a ride I'd love it if you'd join us at where we're riding the wave of life one little adventure at a time. And if you'd like we're linking up with friends today and would love for you to join us.xo,

  6. Wendy August 10, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    Thanks so much Stefanie! Blessings!

  7. Wendy August 10, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

    Thanks Dawn! Happy Friday back at ya friend! Blessings!

  8. Wendy August 10, 2012 at 7:05 pm #

    Thanks Denise! Blessings!

  9. Wendy August 10, 2012 at 7:05 pm #

    Hey there sweet friend! Thanks so much! Blessings!

  10. Wendy August 10, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

    Hey there Nicole! Riding the wave with you this weekend friend! Thanks for the invite! Blessings!

  11. Ashley Kristine August 10, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    This is so sweet! I just found your blog via blog hop. Newest follower! I would love it if you dropped by and said hello sometime 🙂Of Thoughts and Things

  12. Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) August 10, 2012 at 11:50 pm #

    What a beautiful post! Thank you for linking up at the Harvest of Friends Weekend Blog Hop. Have a blessed weekend.

  13. Wendy August 12, 2012 at 12:51 am #

    Thanks Ashley! Following you as well and LOVE the bags you shared on your blog! I definitely have a purse addiction 🙂 Looking forward to getting to know you more! Blessings!

  14. Wendy August 12, 2012 at 12:51 am #

    Thanks so much Kelly! Loving the opportunity to make new friends through the hop! Thanks for hosting us! Blessings!

  15. Matt Norman August 12, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    Thanks for this post. In a few short words you have defined the vision I have for small groups. I will be reading this post in our small group leader training.Matt N.

  16. fosteradoptionblog August 12, 2012 at 9:56 pm #

    I found you in the Monday Mingle. Loved reading this story of connection. It sounds like you are very skilled!

  17. Wendy August 14, 2012 at 6:15 pm #

    Thanks Matt! You know this is my heart friend. Would be willing to chat with your team anytime. Blessings!

  18. Wendy August 14, 2012 at 6:15 pm #

    Thanks so much! Blessings!

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