Pop Pop Epistle # 169 – HB #3 Ezra and About Ice Cream



Dear Ezra,

I love ice cream. And I know that you do too. I mean what is not to love about ice cream.

Nona’s favorite flavor is Coffee and my favorite is Rocky Road – especially the Blue Bell version because it has extra nuggets and marshmallows and a delectable rich chocolate base. Yes it costs a bit more but can you really put a price tag on great ice cream. Apparently not based on what we paid when we went out for ice cream the other night.

Your sister loves strawberry ice cream and Judah has yet to discover it’s yumminess. And your cousins are most definitely big fans. Grayson loves Sea Salt Caramel. Bowen – Dark Chocolate. Miller – Cookie Dough. Keller – Oreo. Audrey – Chocolate. And Haddon – well, he is not really picky.

Did you know that there are only three main ingredients in ice cream: milk, cream, and sugar. It is the extra something that gives all the flavors their uniqueness – whether it is cocoa, or oreos, or caramel, or strawberries, etc.

In much the same way God has made each of us similar and yet very different. God has “flavored” you with that special something that makes you unique from everybody else. Every time that I am around you I see a little more of the unique way that God has created you. As you grow up I hope and pray that you will embrace your uniqueness. Why? Here are a few quotes that might help to explain this…

“What sets you apart can sometimes feel like a burden and it’s not. And a lot of the time, it’s what makes you great.”

“As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others.”

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

And Scripture says in Psalm 139:13-14…

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”

Fearfully and wonderfully made! That’s you!

So the next time that you are enjoying some yummy strawberry ice cream, take a minute and think about how special and unique you are in God’s sight. And mine!

And never forget that you are very loved,

Pop Pop


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