Who’s View Point?

I’ve had a change of perspective towards blue jays. I used to see them as “bad.” When they came to my feeder they took over. They scared the smaller birds and the seed they sent falling to the ground seemed like such a waste. But, this past winter I have noticed something I’ve never realized before. Yes, they still do scare the smaller birds, but the “wasted” seed they send falling to the ground is actually “good!” There are many birds that don’t eat from the feeder. They prefer to eat seed on the ground. So, the “bad” blue jays are actually doing a “good” thing!

Two weeks ago I wrote about some verses in Matthew 16 when Jesus warned His disciples to beware of the yeast of the Pharisees, their false teachings. Using the analogy of yeast Jesus warned them that…

a false teaching, no matter how small, can permeate your entire life. 

Jesus’ warning implied it was more dangerous to “eat” false teachings than to have forgotten to bring bread along to eat.

The Pharisees of Jesus’ day were from a long line of religious leaders who over the years had added many man-made laws to God’s original ten. While God had added some more to His first ten, the religious leaders put fences around the fences. These laws came from their own point of view, not from the heart of God.

In Matthew 16 right after Jesus’ warning about the yeast of the Pharisees, there is an example of how differently man’s view point is compared to God’s.

Jesus asked the disciples who they think He is and Peter responded, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus affirmed his answer and said, “You are blessed, Simon son of John, because my Father in heaven has revealed this to you. You did not learn this from any human being.”

But just a few minutes later when Jesus told them that He was going to suffer and die Peter once again spoke up and said, “Heaven forbid, Lord, This will never happen to you!” This time Jesus rebuked him and said,  “Get away from me, Satan! You are a dangerous trap to me. You are seeing things merely from a human point of view, not from God’s.”

Peter, a follower of Jesus, who had spent about three years listening to truth, and who had just spoken the truth of who Jesus was, now said something that was false. He said something that came from a human point of view.

Human point of view equals false teaching; and that, Jesus says, comes from Satan.

This human point of view was what Jesus was warning His disciples to stay away from.

This human view point was what the religious leaders had made many of their laws and teachings from.

This human view point brought out the righteous anger in Jesus. There were many time Jesus rebuked the religious leaders; calling them blind guides, hypocrites, and whitewashed tombs – clean on the out side but filled with dead man’s bones.

This human view point was why Jesus rebuked Peter, calling it Satan and telling that viewpoint, that trap, to get behind Him.

These conversations between Jesus and Peter illustrate the warning Jesus just gave to His disciples, and to us as well.

When you believe in God, listen to His voice of truth. and align your view points according to His truth you will be blessed. You will have everything you need. You won’t need to worry about your physical needs because God promises to provide.

But, if you allow your view point to come from your own understanding; from your feelings and emotions, then your thoughts, words, and actions will be from Satan, and they will trap you and hinder the work of God.

When Peter heard all that Jesus was going to go through I believe his emotions welled up and he couldn’t bear to hear all the “bad” things that were going to happen to Him. As a good friend he felt he needed to stop all the “bad” and he would do all he could to keep Jesus safe.

Recently God asked me to ponder my view of “bad.” I have realized my view point is often swayed by how I feel and my feelings and emotions call things “bad,” but I’m wondering if Jesus is shaking His head and saying the same thing to me that He said to Peter.

What Jesus was describing to His disciples was obviously very “bad.” No body would consider suffering and death “good.” Yet, Jesus called Peter’s view point “bad,” and said that there was another way to see it from, the view point of God.

Today, we see their conversation from this side of the suffering and death. We realize the “good” of it all. We understand that Peter’s point of view was “bad”, for if Jesus hadn’t suffered and been crucified we would have no hope.

But, for Peter, at the time I’m sure it was difficult to accept something that looked so “bad” could actually be “good.” To be reprimanded probably offended Peter.

“What do You mean? Jesus, You Just called me blessed!”

“I’m not Satan, and why do I need to get behind You?”

“Don’t You care that I’m just looking out for You?” 

It’s the contrast of these two statements from Peter that shows the distinct difference of view points.

And it’s the contrast of Jesus’ responses that shows the importance of having a view point that comes from God.

When I see a “bad” situation based on my human view point it stirs up fear. That fear is what stirs my emotions and feelings to control and manipulate to keep the “bad” from happening. I become trapped in the “bad,” not realizing I don’t need to stay trapped.

I can choose to put the view point of my flesh behind me and look to God to see it from His.

When I choose to look to God for His view point I will hear the truth. It isn’t often the point of view I want to hear because it goes against my feelings and emotions, but if I choose to obey I find His grace to help me and I find the freedom and blessing that comes from obedience.

Maybe there really aren’t “good” and “bad” things, just “things” that God works together for the good!

“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” Romans 8:28

 

 

Life is like a puzzle

I love doing puzzles! What is it about a box full of little cut up pieces of cardboard that creates in me an excitement and a challenge to bring order to the chaos? What is it about puzzle pieces laying on a table that call out to me to put them together? I can spend hours looking for the right pieces and enjoy seeing the picture come together! Very satisfying!

As a puzzler, I find I rarely choose my own puzzles. They seem to be something often given to me as a gift.

As you can see my family knows what I like. They have chosen many puzzles with a similar theme. I love the pictures on these boxes and have enjoyed putting them together. But everyone who has put a puzzle together from the beginning to the end knows some of the challenges involved. And perhaps it is the overcoming of these challenges that brings so much satisfaction.

I have received puzzles that I have never done because I  decided just by looking at the picture on the box lid that I wouldn’t enjoy doing it. An experienced puzzler will be able to see from the picture the ratio of exciting colorful pieces to the boring, mundane pieces. I enjoy puzzles with lots of colors, and lots of details that keep me searching for the different pieces. Those scenic pictures with much sky, tress, water… and their boxes filled with blue, gray, brown, green pieces that all look alike just don’t seem worth my time and effort. How often have I wanted to give up on a puzzle once I ran out of the interesting pieces?

Along with the challenge of boring pieces there are also pieces that are cut the same, or so much so that I put them in the wrong place. Their shape and color are so close that I don’t even realize it. But obviously there is only one correct place for each piece. And if I make a mistake it will catch up with me. I can leave a piece in the wrong place for a long time. But, I won’t be able to fit any other piece until I realize my mistake and remove the wrong one!

And that’s why the box lid of the puzzle is always laying right beside a puzzle in progress. All puzzlers know the importance of having the box lid close by. The picture on the lid gives guidance; it shows the complete picture, the colors, and the details that help to fit the pieces properly.

And so, how do I see life as a puzzle?

First of all, like most of my puzzles, my life has been given to me as a gift. Created in God’s image I had the free will to choose His gift of eternal life through faith in His Son, Jesus. By placing my faith in Jesus, I have received a uniquely designed box lid, a picture of my life, that God has created and designed for me. And within the box are the pieces that will form my life; all the exciting, the boring, and the difficult pieces that are intended to come together into the beautiful picture God created.

The only rule in doing a puzzle is to put each piece exactly where it belongs. So, while there is freedom as to which pieces are placed when, there is a strict rule about where. The pieces must be put in just the right place or the entire puzzle will be affected and it won’t look the same as the picture on the lid. It’s interesting that in the freedom I have my usual strategy is to complete the edge first. I look for all the straight edged pieces to complete the boarder. The chaos of a box full of pieces causes me to want to bring some order, some control. Hum, how often I respond the same when my life is in chaos, but I have found that life doesn’t often fit into a nice straight rectangle.

After completing the boarder I’m drawn to the colorful parts of the puzzle. The bright colored pieces and those with unique detail catch my eye. They are easy to spot, are fun to find, and come together quickly. I’m actually somewhat disappointed when I finish them. This too is like my life. I really enjoy the good, fun, and interesting seasons, but like the puzzle they pass too quickly, and when they come to an end I miss them and regret that they are over, never to be experienced in the same way again.

That is when, with almost every puzzle, comes the boring, mundane, but necessary pieces. These pieces are all the same color. They are hard to distinguish from each other. They require a closer look. They slow down my progress. Yet, they have purpose in the big picture. They hold the colorful parts together, and set them off so they are easily seen. So, too, those boring, mundane seasons have their purpose in the big picture of life. The same old thing, day after day; the same job that doesn’t bring fulfillment, the same broken relationship that never improves, those same problems that never get resolved… these boring and seemingly never changing pieces give opportunity to become the very pieces that require me to focus on them more intently. I need to look at them closely, and study them in order to know just where to place them. They are the pieces that cause me to look closer at the box lid, to see God’s perspective of my life. How would He have me to respond to these “same old things?” “God, what changes should I make to find fulfillment in my job?”  “God, show me how to bring reconciliation to the broken relationship.” “God, show me the sin in my heart that is keeping these problems working in my life.”

And once in awhile there are those pieces that are so similar that I put them in the wrong places. The piece looks right, for awhile it seems right, but eventually it becomes evident it’s not right. And so my life has had its share of misplaced pieces. I have been deceived and have believed lies about myself that put a wrong piece into my thinking which left me stuck in shame for years, striving and comparing myself to others. I put in the wrong piece of jealousy and became stuck with a judgmental and critical spirit. I put in pieces of bitterness, grumbling, and complaining and was stuck with pain in my elbow and knee. But, once enough time had gone by and I couldn’t find any other pieces to fit next, I finally took a closer look and realized my mistake. It is as easy as taking out the wrong piece and putting in the right piece that gets me unstuck. And that is what I’ve found true in life. When I realized I was stuck in shame, jealousy, judging, and bitterness it was only a matter of confessing my sin, receiving God’s forgiveness through the blood of Jesus, and replacing it with the truth of what God’s word says! Then I became unstuck! Then I could continue on with the puzzle of my life.

You have been uniquely created by the Master Puzzle Maker and He has given you a gift, a puzzle box filled with pieces; colorful, exciting, boring, mundane, similar and unique, all intended for the two of you to put the pieces together into the beautiful picture He has created of you!

Don’t leave your life in the box believing it is too boring or too difficult; thinking it’s not the picture you would choose.

Don’t look at the box lids of others, wishing you had theirs because they look more interesting and exciting than yours.

And don’t try to do your puzzle on your own, without looking at the correct box lid for guidance.

Pick up your puzzle box, filled with all the pieces of chaos and invite God to come and guide you as you fit all the pieces together to form the beautiful picture He created for you to become!

 

 

 

It’s Not about the Bread!

Mark and I are part of a teen / young adult community Bible study that meets each week. While going through the book of Matthew this year I have been reminded to reset my perspectives from the world’s ways to God’s ways.

The Gospels are good plumb lines for life!

Jesus came to show us God the Father through His teachings, by the stories He told, and through the miracles He performed. Jesus taught both to the mind and to the heart so that we wouldn’t just know about God, but so that we would know God.

God has given us free will and we have the freedom to know about God or to know God.

Jesus came to teach us the difference.

We have the choice to allow our faith to go from our minds to our hearts.

When we believe with our minds we will try to follow God’s commands in our own power, we are limited by our own understanding, we have a work-based faith that keeps us focused on our own efforts to please God.

The religious leaders always challenged Jesus’ teachings because He didn’t do the works they did. But Jesus didn’t come to do away with the Law, He came to fulfill it.

The Pharisees and Sadducees were examples of those who  believed in God and obeyed the Law, but their hearts were far from Him.

The Old Testament shows God’s love and blessing for His people. It shows that He is for His people and is able to supernaturally care for them and protect them from their enemies. But, it also shows we can’t live an obedient life on our own. No matter how many rules we obey, we can’t measure up to God’s standards. We needed a Savior!

Now, in the New Testament, we have the Gospel, the Good News of Jesus. Jesus spent three years reprogramming the disciples, teaching them it isn’t about the letter of the Law, but about the condition of the heart.

We don’t obey God to earn His love.

We are loved by God and therefore we obey.

I’m thankful that the disciples were so much like me! Jesus used the every day situations they faced together as teaching opportunities for His disciples and then had them written down so we can learn from them as well.

Matthew 16:5-12

“Later, after they crossed to the other side of the lake, the disciples discovered they had forgotten to bring any bread. “Watch out!” Jesus warned them. “Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” 

Jesus heard His disciples’ concern about having no bread to eat and chose to use this as a teaching opportunity. When they heard Jesus’ warning about yeast they thought there was something wrong with the bread of the Pharisees. They became upset that they wouldn’t have anything to eat and began to blame each other for not packing lunches.

This causes me to consider how I respond to the teachings of Jesus in light of the situations I face. How do I interpret Jesus’ teachings? How do I apply them to my life?

Jesus didn’t give a list of do’s and don’ts. He used the physical things of this world to teach spiritual lessons.

When Jesus heard their response, their arguing about not having bread to eat, He said, You have so little faith! Why are you arguing with each other about having no bread?

What was it about their response that showed their faith was little?

Lack brought fear.

Fear brought arguing.

Arguing limits faith.

Then Jesus said something that I’m sure He says to me so often, “Don’t you understand even yet?”

Jesus specifically chose those twelve men to be with Him 24/7 so He could teach them all they needed to know so that when He completed His work here on earth and went back to heaven they would be able to carry out the Gospel to all the world.

Jesus wanted them to get it!

Jesus wants us to get it!

He took this moment to review several lessons He had recently taught them…

“Don’t you remember the 5,000 I fed with five loaves, and the baskets of leftovers you picked up? Or the 4,000 I fed with seven loaves, and the large baskets of leftovers you picked up?”

Jesus reminded them that they need not worry about their physical bread. He reminded them that they didn’t need to be afraid of not having anything to eat. He had already told them in the Sermon on the Mount that they weren’t to worry about their food, that as He feeds the birds, He will feed them. He showed them at the feeding of the crowds, He is able to take the little they have and produce more than enough.

Jesus was teaching them that faith in Him is meant to eliminate all fear of lack, and bring complete trust for all their needs.

Jesus was teaching them to look past the obvious, and look at the deeper meaning. 

Jesus was teaching them that their hearts are more important than their bodies.

“Why can’t you understand that I’m not talking about bread.”

What is it about our thinking that is keeping us from understanding Jesus?

Jesus wants us to think like Him.

Jesus wants us to have faith to see things from His perspective.

“So again I say, ‘Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.’” 

Jesus is so patient with us. How many times has He needed to tell us again? He understands we are prone to see things from an earthly perspective, but He wants us to get it. God wants us to fully understand what He is saying to us, not just to know it in our minds, but to understand it with our hearts so that we live in His truth. He is relentless to remove all fear and doubt so that they don’t keep us distracted with the things we become consumed over or argue about. He wants to develop our faith so that we are willing to hear and understand the deeper meaning that will truly help sustain us, even more than our daily bread!

Then at last they understood that he wasn’t speaking about the yeast in bread, but about the deceptive teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”

This time they got it!

 

Lessons from Mistakes

Well, in case you were wondering, Yes, I did make the Lane cake for Mark’s birthday. I didn’t remember how complicated the recipe was, but I did accomplish the task without needing to use whole cherries and lots of icing to compensate for crooked cutting.

Making it again after all these years I realized the benefit of mistakes…

This time I knew ahead of time how important it was to cut the layers evenly. I took my time to carefully cut each layer; going around the outside keeping the long, serrated knife in the middle of the layer, then slicing through the middle.

This time I cut the layers evenly.

This time my cake was level!

My mistake taught me a lesson, and that lesson enabled me to be successful!

 

And so I began to think of mistakes recored in the Bible that also became opportunities to learn from…

I thought of Moses and his big mistake…

When Moses grew up and saw the hard work his people were forced to do, he was grieved by the harsh treatment they received from the Egyptians. One day he saw an Egyptian beating one of his own people and a righteous anger rose up within him, and thinking no one was watching, he killed the Egyptian.

However, someone had seen his mistake, and it caused Moses to be afraid, it put him danger, and he needed to flee Egypt to save his life.

Our mistakes can bring shame and condemnation that cause us to believe we are disqualified from doing what we think is right. They can bring fear of ever trying to do it again.

I also thought of Jonah and his big mistake…

God called Jonah to take a message to the people of Nineveh. They were living very wickedly and God told Jonah to pronounce judgement against them. Jonah got up and went in the opposite direction to get away from the Lord. Jonah’s mistake resulted in him being tossed from the ship, sinking down to the bottom of the ocean, then swallowed by a huge fish.

Our mistakes can bring fear, isolation, and hopelessness that cause us to believe we aren’t worthy of a second chance.

I also thought of Peter’s big mistake…

Peter thought his loyalty to Jesus was strong, he said he would go to prison with Him, and even die with Him. But that very night Peter made a big mistake, he denied he even knew Jesus, not just once, but three times. As Peter looked into Jesus’ eyes he went out and wept bitterly.

Our mistakes can prove that we are capable of doing the very thing we said we would never do.

These examples of mistakes from the Bible are huge compared to cutting cake crookedly and winding up with an uneven cake. But any mistake no matter how big or how little can be a learning experience if we allow God to work it together for our good.

Every mistake will either bring the harm the enemy means…

Or,

It will bring the good God intends.

Moses spent forty years in Midian before God called to him from the burning bush. Moses was no longer living in the Pharaoh’s palace determined to rescue his people, to fight for their deliverance. He was now a lonely shepherd, tending his father-in-law’s sheep.

Mistakes are meant to humble us.

Mistakes can teach us that we can’t do it on our own.

Jonah spent three days in the belly of a fish. He knew he had made a mistake in running from God. He cried out to God for a second chance.

Mistakes can leave us helpless.

Mistakes are meant to leave us desperate.

Peter wept bitterly as he looked into the eyes of Jesus and walked away.

Mistakes are meant show us our own hearts.

Mistakes can reveal what is really inside us.

We can allow mistakes to define us.

Or,

We can allow mistakes to refine us.

It all depends on what voice you listen to.

Moses was conflicted when God’s voice told him to go and tell Pharaoh to let His people go. Moses had allowed his mistake to deem him incapable, disqualified, and found excuses to prove his point. What would have happened to Moses and the Israelites if Moses listened to his own voice instead of God’s?

Jonah was conflicted when God’s voice told him to go tell the Ninevites to repent. He didn’t want to go to those people; they weren’t deserving of God’s mercy. What would have happened to Jonah and the Ninevites if Jonah’s mistake didn’t cause him to become desperate and beg God for a second chance?

What voices of shame and condemnation did Peter hear when he denied Jesus and went out weeping bitterly? What would have happened to him and to the early church if Peter allowed his mistake to convince him he no longer loved Jesus the way he thought he did, the way he used to?

We all make mistakes.

Some are bigger than others, but with every mistake we have the opportunity to choose what voice we will listen to.

When we allow the voice of the enemy to convince us that a mistake we made has disqualified us and made us incapable we have allowed our mistake to define us. When we allow the voices of accusation and condemnation to bring insecurity and excuses to keep us from obeying the call of God, we experience the harm the enemy meant for us and for those around us. 

When we allow our mistakes to convince us that we aren’t worthy of another chance we have allowed our mistake to define us. When we believe the lies that we are too far, and things are too hopeless, we won’t cry out to God in desperation for a second chance.

When we make the ultimate mistake, the one we once thought we would never make, we realize we can’t even trust ourselves, and we allow it to define us. When we trust our own thoughts and feelings we focus on self improvement and it results in striving, but leads to nowhere.

But, Praise God, there is another voice!

The voice of God!

The voice of Truth!

The voice Moses finally listened to and became the great deliverer of the Israelites!

The voice the Jonah listened to and proclaimed judgement to the Ninevites that lead to their salvation!

The voice Peter listened to and responded with love for Jesus that empowered him to become a powerful preacher resulting in thousands believing in Jesus, the beginning of the church that remains today!

Mistakes are intended by God for our good! They are opportunities to listen to what God has to say to us, what He has to teach us, and how He wants to refine us. We are intended to learn from them and become better because of them. We are to gain understanding and renewed trust in God so that the very thing we messed up is redeemed and restored. Any shame and condemnation that was meant to harm us is intended to be turned to great joy and praise and thanksgiving to God for His love and faithfulness towards us!!

Lessons from the Lane Cake

This week my best friend, my wonderful husband of 36 years, is celebrating a very special birthday.

Where has the time gone?

It seems as though it was just yesterday we celebrated his 23rd birthday together. We were engaged and he drove the three hours to visit me for the weekend. I had decided to make him a birthday dinner. With our wedding just several months away I had recently received a recipe book. Looking back I’m amazed at what I chose to make for my first dinner.

The main course was stuffed cornish game hens, and the dessert was called Lane cake. Well, if I remember correctly the cornish game hens turned out well. But the Lane cake…

The recipe for the cake was pretty normal. I beat the ingredients together and baked the two layers. They turned out well. But it was the next step where the difficulty began. It was this step that set into motion some changes to the following steps…

I was to cut the two layers in half horizontally. Well, I don’t know if you have ever tried that. I’m sure there are tips on google. But I was young and naive and just went for it. At first the layers didn’t seem too crooked when they were separate…

I was then to put filling between all the layers. The filling was made of chopped candied cherries, pecans, shredded coconut, and raisins. I began this step and it was looking pretty good, until I placed the top layer on. The slightly crooked layers had become incredibly crooked!

It looked awful!

What can I do? How can I fix this?

That’s when an idea came to me…

Whole candied cherries are a lot bigger than chopped cherries. I filled the low side with whole candied cherries!

They evened out the cake!

All I needed was the wonderful icing that covered up my mistake. The icing that would cover up the fact that I wasn’t really good at making a cake. The icing that would cover up the compromise I made so that it looked good.

And it did look good!

Now what I needed to do was to mark the cake somehow so that I knew which side to cut into, the side that was good, the side with the proper filling.

I’m glad to be able to tell you that I did admit to Mark my mistake, my failure at cutting the layers evenly, and the way I compromised so that it looked good. I’m thankful that Mark was so gracious and laughed with me as I showed him the whole cherries that made up for my inability!

But, even now as I reminisce about that birthday dinner and that Lane cake, I see how my life has been very similar. There were some lessons in that first birthday cake that have taken me years to really learn.

Yes, I can even spiritualize cake making!

How often have I thought, “I got this.” I don’t need to take the time to figure it all out. I don’t need help or advice from others who have experience. Similar to what I wrote last week, I chose to depend on my own understanding.

What I have learned is that when I take things into my own hands and do things the way I think is right seems to be okay for awhile. Separately the layers of life look okay, maybe a little crooked, but nothing significant. But when added up together the crookedness increases.

When crookedness increases in life, when the little things that haven’t been “cut correctly” are brought together it shows. It’s not what was expected. It’s not right.

It doesn’t look good!

That’s when I realize, “Wow, I really messed up!”

As much as I wish I could hit the delete button and try again, I can’t. The layers have been cut… it’s too late to try again, too late to have a re-do.

Even though I realize that if I had only taken the time to make a plan to cut them straight I wouldn’t have this problem, all I can do is move on and find a way to even out my mistake.

But, how do I move on? How can I solve this crookedness?

How can I make right what I messed up?

What do I do when my life looks crooked?

I didn’t like the uneven cake, it showed I made a mistake. I didn’t want Mark to see my mistake. I chose to find a way to make up for my mistake, and to hide the wrong side.

I realize that I have used many whole cherries and a lot of icing in my life. I have done things and responded in ways that weren’t right, and I have made choices that weren’t good. At the time they seemed to be the answers to make my life look even, things that would hide my mistakes. I wanted my life to look great. I was concerned of the way I appeared from the outside, because that seemed to be what really mattered.

But what if I had just accepted my cake the way it was?

What if I accepted and openly admitted my mistake without compromising?

Without hiding?

Without trying to appear perfect? 

Mark and I didn’t just sit there that night and look at that beautiful cake. We didn’t just admire it and appreciate my efforts. No, to fully enjoy it we needed to cut it. And once the cake was cut open and we were enjoying the “good side,”  I felt safe to admit my mistake and confess my compromise. I realized even though I couldn’t cut cake straight, even though I put whole cherries in the cake, and covered it all with icing, Mark loved me for me, not for what I could or couldn’t do!

Like this cake, to enjoy life I need to be cut open. I need to face my fear of exposure. In this place of vulnerability I have found the exact opposite of all I thought. Instead of judgement and condemnation, I received amazing grace and unconditional love from both my heavenly Father, and from my earthly husband! They have both taught me that it’s okay to make mistakes. I don’t need to be perfect, or compromise and cover up so others think I am.

Much life has happened in the 37 years since I baked that cake. Now as Mark is celebrating his 60th birthday I am so thankful for sharing and enjoying the cake of life together, the mistakes, the whole cherries, the icing, and all! It has been a wonderful life!

Happy Birthday, Mark! Wishing you many more birthday cakes of life spent with you. You are a faithful man of God, an amazingly gracious and incredibly loving husband, an encouraging father, and soon to be a fun-loving Pop-Pop!!

I love you with all my heart! – Wilma