My 5 year-old son climbed into my bed this morning and said, “Dad, do you have any dollars?”
I wasn’t sure what he wanted money for, so I gave the typical response dads give, “No!”. Even though it was an ungodly hour, I was alert enough to ask, “Why?”.
His reply both humbled and melted my heart, “Dad, I’ve got plenty of dollars in my piggy bank. You can have all of them if you’d like!”
This is not just an isolated incident of generosity displayed by my son. He is one of the most giving people that I know. Regardless of what he does or does not have, he is always quick to share with others. In fact, as we were heading out the door this morning to go to school, he handed me a dollar and said, “Dad, I really want you to take this money and buy yourself a cup of coffee today.”
Of course my first response was, “Son, thank you so much! But, daddy has enough money to buy his own coffee, and I really want you to save your money!”
His face displayed such a look of rejection. He was trying so hard to give me a gift and I was turning it down. So, I took the money and said, “I’m sorry, Son. Thank you so much! I will buy a cup of coffee today and think of you.”
So, here I sit at Port City Java, drinking the cup of coffee that my son paid for.
My 5 year-old little boy constantly teaches and inspires me. I want to be just like him when I grow up.
I love you, Luke!