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The Child and the Rainbow


I would like to give my heartfelt thanx to Kevin Heath of for his permission to reprint this article.

It has a very strong message – one that every single one of us should listen to and pass on to our children.

The story is a true account of an afternoon discussion between Kevin and his young son – soon after a rainstorm. Read..absorb…pass it on ~Dee

The rainstorm had just ended and the boy and his father went out for a walk in the cool spring air. They both liked taking a walk together after a rainstorm. It was always so quiet and peaceful.

As they walked the boy suddenly turned to his father and asked, “Why do some people have different color skin?”

The father was slightly taken aback. It was such an abrupt question. What should he tell his son? He thought for a minute, and suddenly he paused…. He saw something in the distance.

He knelt on one knee and pointed to a rainbow forming. The father decided instead to ask his son a question. “What if a rainbow only had one color?”

The little boy looked at the rainbow. At first he looked confused and said “I would be very sad if a rainbow only had one color”.

Then the boy’s dad saw a smile on his son’s face and a twinkle in his eyes. The boy blurted out excitedly, “God must be very smart to make the world so beautiful”.

The father then felt a lump in the back of his throat and a tear of pride on his left cheek. His 7 year old son had just grasped what so many people fail to grasp.

He turned to his son, rubbed him gently on his back, kissed his son’s forehead and simply said “Yes He is smart”.

As the father stood up, his child gently slipped his hand into his father’s hand.

Together they walked towards the rainbow.

Please visit Kevin at his incredibly amazing site More4kids is a Family resource devoted to parenting and education. Children are our most precious gift, and as proud parents and business owners, we are dedicated to publishing quality parenting information parents can use to help their children succeed and grow up happy.

“We are God’s Rainbow,
Where there is Diversity there is Beauty”

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