"Go get the phone," I told Fritz as I was putting Peter's shoes on so we could leave for VBS. He dutifully ran for it. "Answer it!" I yelled after him. Normally my kids fetch the phone and let me answer it, unless the special ring indicates it is someone they know. There was no special ring, and I had no idea who it was, but I knew if he didn't answer it, it would be sent to voicemail before it got to me.
"Hi, Dad!" I heard him say. So glad I sent him for that phone!
We talked for just ten minutes - I had to go. But as I drove to church, I realized I had a smile on my face, and the day, rainy and cool though it was, seemed so lovely and bright.
All because of ten little minutes.