Friday, July 8, 2016

Watermelon Card

Our great nephew Jordan spent some time with us today.  He brought some icy cold watermelon slices with him.  As he gulped down the juicy flesh he told me our neighbor had brought the melon to him yesterday.  He said that Mr. Harold knew he loved watermelon, knew that he always took some with him to swim meets so he has bringing Jordan fresh melon every week.

Jordan told me that he and his mom and grandparents had talked about getting Mr. Harold a thank you card, but then Jordan told me he had an idea.  Since I could draw he would like for me to draw a watermelon on a card, let him paint it and then he could write a thank-you note to the neighbor.

So I drew and Jordan painted, and then he wrote our neighbor a personal thank-you note.  My heart swelled with pride that this eight year-old thought of doing this for Mr. Harold.  Mr Harold, lost his wife back in the spring and often is sad and lonely.  I hope that Jordan's card brightens his day.
Just the idea brightened mine.

Goodnight, Sweet dreams


  1. I know the Watermelon Card will brighten Mr. Harold's day. Jordan has such a kind spirit.

  2. Jordan is one of those rare people who instinctively does the right thing. Everyone involved in his upbringing should be proud. I too love watermelon. Jordan and I would get along just fine.

  3. What a precious child. His thoughtfulness will be remembered many times.
    Watermelon, oh watermelon!