|Paulina, age 3. Photo by Debra-Lynn Hook|
My brother Carlo emailed me this story this morning. It was the best start to my day. In his words:
Paulina the Mechanic
This morning, my car battery died. I borrowed my Dad's car and got the battery replaced under warranty. After they replaced it, I had to go back to my parents' house to pick up my Dad so we could both get the car and I'd then drive my car home.My Dad and I were by the driveway already when I heard Paulina running after me from inside the house. She opened the door and looked at me with beaming eyes, "Daddy, I have the battery!!" Clasped tightly in her tiny hand was one Energizer AA battery. "Will this work?" she asked. "We can try," I said. She asked to come along so I took her with me.When I entered my car, Paulina gave me the AA battery and told me to try it. I put it inside the car ashtray then turned the ignition switch. When the engine started, Paulina just gasped in excitement - "It worked Daddy!!!"Despite the hassle and stress of what happened, Paulina had her way of cheering me up. I drove home with a wide grin on my face.I had a good day after all.
The sweet innocence of children... always a reminder of all that is good and hopeful and special in this world. I miss my nephews and nieces... sigh. They just grow too fast.
Thank you Carlo for sharing this! I hope this story also gives you a great start to your weekend!