She’d never seen it before. Our 3-year-old granddaughter knew all about our RV, of course. Her older brother and sister often talked about the times they’d spent the night with us in our fifth wheel. Little Chloe was clearly mesmerized at the thought of it. With COVID uncertainty, we traveled less in the past few years and Chloe somehow never got her turn to go with us.
This year, as we prepared to leave town for any trip, Chloe wanted to know all about it. “Are you going in your RV? Where will you take your RV this time?” (The way she says “RV,” with the emphasis on the “R,” makes it sound like she’s saying “Harvey.” It’s too cute!)
Finally, her turn!
Then, in October, just as the leaves were peaking in color, we asked Chloe if she’d like to take a little trip in “Harvey.” You’d have thought we offered her a ride to Mars! She was beside herself with joy! It was a short weekend excursion but became one of my most favorite trips ever.
A special time
As Chloe entered our RV for the first time, her eyes sparkled with excitement. She ran all around the RV to check things out. “Look! It’s a table and chairs! Hey! There’s a ‘frigerator, too! And a TV. Wow!” And then, “Gramma! Come back here! Did you see this? It’s a bed! Right here!” And when she’d looked in every cupboard she could access, she ran to me and hugged my knees so tightly. “Oh, Gramma! I just love your Harvey! I really do!”
The mouths of babes?
We had a lot of fun on our trip with Chloe. Her words echoed in my mind more than once afterwards, though. It was good to see our RV through the eyes of a 3-year-old. It helped me remember what a blessing “Harvey” really is to us. Now every time I step into our rig, I try to relive Chloe’s excitement as I humbly thank God for this wonderful blessing. Because “Look! It’s a table and chairs! Hey! There’s a ‘frigerator, too! And a TV. Wow!” Wow, indeed.