A Picture of Love, Sweet Love

posted by Sharon June 23, 2015 14 Comments
Michigan Henry Ford

What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
It’s the only thing
That there’s just too little of . . .

Have you seen love, sweet love in action lately? Here’s the story of a recent time that love swirled around me and melted my heart. My family spent a day touring the Henry Ford Museum and most of the time all of us enjoyed it to the hilt, including the youngest of our family, Hunter.

In the morning, each young one chose a toy from the plastics machine. Before your eyes, the machine pours hot plastic and molds the toy, which then falls, still warm, out of the chute into eager little hands. Hunter chose a silver train. He carried it all around.

Hunter hung out with me outside the textile shop because spools of thread are not really very interesting when you’re 4 years old. See the train in his hand?

If you watch very long, you see the bond between Hunter and his dad. They oohed and ahhed over a miniature train set.

They learned about spinning wool.

We all enjoyed the tin maker’s shop.

All went well until we rode a horse-drawn wagon through the streets. Several families journeyed around the park on this train. Suddenly we heard a cry. Hunter had dropped the train out the window. His dad promised to run back and look for it the second the train stopped, but Hunter couldn’t be consoled.

Blocks later, the ride came to the end of the line. Dad bolted away down the street, sprinting back to the place Hunter lost his train. Soon, he reappeared around the corner, waving the little train. By a miracle, he found it!

Hunter ran to his dad as fast as his little legs could go. He leaped into Dad’s arms and wouldn’t let go. He didn’t grab for the train. He just held tight to his daddy’s neck.

Love, sweet love is stronger than a treasured toy train. Stronger than anything else.

The rest of the day, we all made sure Hunter and his train stuck close. Here he’s playing with it while we sat in the courtroom where Abraham Lincoln tried cases.

Hunter came home that night holding the train in his hand, and his daddy’s love in his heart.

How about you? Have you seen a picture of sweet love lately?

Linking up with Wednesday Around the World, Life Thru the Lens, and Sweet Shot Tuesdays. Also linking up with the song-inspired party, Song-ography, where my song choice is “What the World Needs Now Is Love” by Jackie DeShannon, recorded by Diana Ross.

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14 Comments

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elizabethfstewart June 23, 2015 at 5:17 am

One of my favorites of your posts!

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rebecca June 23, 2015 at 9:35 am

Aw, that is sweet. Rebecca

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FlowerLady Lorraine June 23, 2015 at 9:59 am

This was oh so beautifully moving.

Thank you for sharing ~ FlowerLady

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Stephanie June 23, 2015 at 10:05 am

There’s definitely something about boys and trains isn’t there? 🙂 And those hug pictures are just fabulous – I hope you’ve got at least one printed and hanging on your wall #LTTL

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Tom The Backroads Traveller June 23, 2015 at 10:26 am

A wonderful sweet series.

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin June 23, 2015 at 10:31 am

This was so so sweet!!

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Carol Blackburn June 23, 2015 at 12:14 pm

Precious photographs. I read once that nothing endears a woman more to a man than seeing him lovingly hold his child.

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Ariadne June 23, 2015 at 1:06 pm

What a great blogpost!So much love, so beautiful! I miss my dad! AriadnefromGreece!

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Karen June 23, 2015 at 4:39 pm

What a sweet post and wonderful pictures of a great outing.

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Kim Cunningham June 24, 2015 at 1:14 am

These are precious images. The first should be framed.

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Nicki June 24, 2015 at 1:43 am

I love this song and these pictures are just perfect for it.

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kmcblackburn June 24, 2015 at 1:49 pm

Thank you so much for the morning SMILE you brought to my face. What a beautiful capture of a loving day! And those hugs….yep, melting my heart 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Song-ography!

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Evelyn in Oregon June 24, 2015 at 3:04 pm

What wonderful images of Hunter! Of course, I love the one of him and his daddy…but I do love the one of Hunter leaning over the rope. Beautiful photo story. (Did you wonder if P52 would ever post this week?)

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Mary Lynn Eisenbarth July 12, 2015 at 3:17 am

What a sweet, sweet story and pictures…..I have been to the very same place with my grandchildren who live in Ann Arbor. Returning week after next!
Thank you for reminding me how much God loves me.

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