At supper tonight,
my 3yr old monkey boy says, "Dear Jesus, thank you for this day.....um.....thank you for this food, ...thank you Daddy's work, ....um what I say now?"
Me, "Well if you are done talking to God, you can say, 'in Jesus name, Amen.'
3yr old, "No, I not done."
Me, "You can ask God to keep Daddy safe as he drives home from work."
3 yr old, "Thank you, bring Daddy home work. Jesus name, amen."
Me, "Great job sweetie."
3 yr old, "I pray Mommy, 'cause you teach me how!"
My heart was so full, I felt all teary. I got to teach my little boy to talk to God, and he was so happy to. I always tell my kids that they can talk to God any time, he is always with them. They don't have to use fancy words, just tell him what is in their hearts-God wants to be their friend, their perfect parent-how awesome is that! When I was a child and a teenager, I always had a running conversation with God in my head. I had a tendency towards shyness and fearfulness, so it was so comforting knowing He was always with me. I really need to get back in that habit, seems I have filled my mind with to many 'to do' lists to make room for His constant presence in my heart. He is always faithful, but I, sadly, am not.
Thank you God for this day with my children, and the reminder of where my heart and mind should be.
see, I am, we are, always, morphin', changing-becoming the woman/people God wants us to be. I am so not there yet.