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Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Invisible String --- By: Patrice Karst

The Invisible String is a simply story that reminds children and adults they are never truly alone. As the mother in this story explains, "People who love each other are always connected by a very special String made of love. Even though you can't see it with your eyes, you can feel it deep in your heart and know that you are always connected to the ones you love."

We have been having this conversation, in different ways, around our house quite a bit lately...I decided I wanted to share the story with you.

Liza and Jeremy, the twins, were asleep one calm and quiet night.

Suddenly it began to rain very hard. Thunder rumbled until it got so loud that it woke them up.
"Mommy, Mommy!" they cried out as they ran to her.

"Don't worry you two! It's just the storm making all that noise. Go back to bed." 
"We want to stay close to you," said Jeremy. "We're scared!"
Mom said, "You know we're always together, no matter what."
"But how can we be together when you're out here and we're in bed?" said Liza.

Mom held something right in front of them and said, "This is how."

Rubbing their sleepy eyes, the twins came closer to see what Mom was holding. "I was about your age when my Mommy first told me about the INVISIBLE STRING."

"I don't see a string," said Jeremy.
"You don't need to see the Invisible String. People who love each other are always connected by a very special String made of love."
"But if you can't see it, how it's there?" asked Liza.
"Even though you can't see it with your eyes, you can feel it with your heart and know that you are always connected to everyone you love."

"When you're at school and you miss me, your love travels all the way along the String until I feel it tug on my heart.:
"And when you tug it right back, we feel it in our hearts," said Jeremy.

"Does Jasper the cat have an Invisible Sting?" Liza asked. 
"She sure does," said Mom.
"And best friends like me and Lucy?" asked Liza.
"Best friends too!"
"How far can the String reach?"
"Anywhere and everywhere," Mom said.

"Would it reach me even if I were a submarine captain deep in the ocean?" asked Jeremy. "Yes," Mom said, "Even there."
"Or a mountain-climber?"
"Even there."

"A ballerina in France?"
"Even there."
"A jungle-explorer?"
"Even there."

"How about an astronaut out in space?"
"Yes, even there."

Then Jeremy quietly asked, "Can my String reach all the way to Uncle Brian in Heaven?"
"Yes...even there."

"Does the String go away when you're mad at us?"
"Never," said Mom. "Love is stronger than anger, and as long as love is in your heart, the String will always be there."

"Even when you get older and can't agree about things like what movie to see...
...or who gets to ride in the front seat....

...or what time to go to bed.
Oh! that's right! You two should be in bed!"
And with that, they all laughed as Mom chased the twins back to their beds.

Within a few minutes, they were asleep even though the storm was still making the same loud noises outside.
As they slept, they started dreaming of all the Invisible Strings they have, and all the Strings their friends have,
and THEIR friends have,
and THEIR friends have,
until everyone in the world was connected 
by Invisible Strings.
And from deep inside, they now could clearly see...

...no one is ever alone.

This book has been read around our house for the past few years and comes out from time to time....sometimes more often then others....remember...treasure yesterday, dream of tomorrow, live for today. 


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Melissa Hicks Willen Thank you for sharing. So touching. Can't wait to share it in our family.

Connie Rosenthal Berman Beautiful.... <3

Mindy Hammerman Lipsey Great blog!