Do Not Forget What Your Eyes Have Seen
By Tiffany Thibault
Only give heed to yourself and keep your soul diligently, so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your sons and your grandsons. – Deuteronomy 4:9
My little girl was about 3 ½ when she cheerfully volunteered to go get the mail. She had been doing this for a few days now. Our mailbox was at the curb of our driveway, part of a quiet cul de sac. The first day or two that she got the mail, I stood at the door and watched her. Today though, she said, “Mama, I’m a big girl. I can get the mail. Don’t watch me.” I said ok, and let her go to get the mail without watching her. I instead, went into the kitchen to start making lunch, telling myself that independence has to come in baby steps such as this.
She skipped down the driveway, proud of being a big girl. She opened the door of the mailbox and…