Thursday, November 11, 2010

My Son's Name

My wife related the following story to me about our five year old son:

Every morning as he gets on the bus to go to cheder, she gives him the following blessing: "Bye, you should be matzliach (successful)!"

She told me that a few days ago, as he got onto the bus, the non-Jewish bus driver said to him, "Good morning 'Youshouldbematzliach'!"

Apparantly he thought that was our son's name.

When I heard the story I made a little tefillah that IY"H his name should always be a blessing!


Anonymous said...

I doubt he thought that was your son's name.

He probably was just saying what he heard in Hebrew that is obviously meaningful to your son. Like the non-Jewish teacher in my school that responds to How R U? and says Boruch Hashem.

DixieYid (يهودي جنوبي) said...

That was not her present sense impression, but thank you for the idea!

Yirmiahu said...

Very sweet.