photo-25“Blow bubbles?” two-year-old Dorothy asked, her brown eyes eager with anticipation. The excitement was almost more than she could bear. She’d never blown bubbles before.

I nodded and helped her dip the wand into the Disney Princess-branded bottle we’d bought an hour earlier at our local Dollar Tree.

“Okay, blow!” I instructed, my lips pursed to demonstrate the proper form.

Dorothy glanced at me and then at the wand. Puckering her tiny mouth, she blew as if her life depended on it.

Out came a bubble, followed by a giggle.

To think, it was a moment I almost missed.

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Ashleigh Slater is the author of the books, Team Us: The Unifying Power of Grace, Commitment, and Cooperation in Marriage and Braving Sorrow Together: The Transformative Power of Faith and Community When Life is Hard. She loves to combine the power of a good story with practical application to encourage and inspire readers.