Message in a Parachute

You know the old “message in a bottle” scenario? Well, today I got a message by parachute. A message of love. A message I really appreciated hearing right now. I was busy in the kitchen and heard a sweet little voice from upstairs calling out, “INCOMMMIIIIINNNNNNGGGGG!!!!” I looked up and saw her toy parachute flying down from the upstairs balcony. The little parachute dude was wrapped up in a special paper blanket, sealed with many, many staples.

Mr Parachute
Mr Parachute
My "Message in a Bottle - I mean, Parachute" :)
My “Message in a Bottle – I mean, Parachute” 🙂

After opening the message and having a big squeezy hug, I was asked to wait a minute while a second message was delivered. I had a fair idea what message number two would be (can you tell we’ve done this before?). Below is the second message, together with my answer (in green).

The second message with my reply (which also had to be sent by Mr Parachute)
The second message with my reply (which also had to be sent by Mr Parachute)
Mr Parachute's Launching Pad
Mr Parachute’s Launching Pad

Isn’t it amazing how pure the love of a child can be, and how often they sense just when we need to be reminded of how loved we are? Miss 10 has so much love in her heart, and it just spills out everywhere, in little love notes, squeezy cuddles, love songs…..

I feel so blessed to be a Mum. And so thankful to my husband for working so incredibly hard to give me the privilege of being with my kids full-time, for the past twenty years.

Have you recently received a message of love, or reassurance, or encouragement that was just what you needed? And what’s more, did it come by PARACHUTE? 🙂

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Karen Lee

FAMILY: Married since 1989 (does that make me old?), a full-time Mum since 1993, and unschooling my kids since 2005. On a journey of learning to live free and fully loved as God intended, following Jesus rather than an institution or "religion". Caring for the world and its people as best as I can.

6 thoughts on “Message in a Parachute”

  1. That’s gorgeous, Karen! Love being a mum. It’s the best!!!! Cute as balcony and ceiling too. More photos of your new place would be lovely;) xxx

    1. We had our friends (who also happen to be our landlords) over for dinner tonight, and they laughed so hard when we said that people think the balcony looks cute. It was apparently a VERY temporary construction. 🙂 I’ll try to get some more photos of the house soon. On a “tidy house” day hopefully lol!

  2. I was going to comment on the launch-pad aka balcony too … just perfectly lovely, has a treehouse feel which is always a winner in my mind. I want to put it on pInterest.

    The best encouragement & loving comfort I received was last week when I was not feeling good, and I had a cry and the kids came in to hug me and read to me from their Bibles … Jasi was excited about the book of Matthew saying it’s her all time favourite (it’s the first one she read when she started to read more fluently recently) … anyway she picked two random verses, words of Jesus in red, and read them to me and they were the exact words I really needed right then. Then she asked why I was crying again; she was so relieved when I said they were happy tears.

    I love Molly’s idea to send you a love message by parachute! Ahhh … kids, love ’em.

    1. I love it when children are so tuned in to someone’s emotional needs. We are so blessed, hey. It sounds like your kids were super sweet with you. Beautiful.

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