Tonight I was singing lullabies to my little ones, as I do every night. Girly sings along when I sing Jesus Loves Me, but she says, "we are Greek (should be weak), but you are strong..." Gave me a little secret smile.
They wanted more songs tonight, different than our usuals. Girly wanted songs about heaven, I guess because it was Kalila's sixth birthday yesterday and we have been talking about heaven. She is really stuck on it actually, I have had dozens of conversations with her recently about death and heaven. It is kind of hard because she can't really understand what any of it means, but she wants to know where her big sister is. How do you explain to a 2 year old that she can't see her big sister because she lives in heaven with Jesus. And the only way to get there is to die. I have been doing my best, but yikes!
Anyway, I could only come up with one song about heaven on that short notice, so I told her I would sing another about Jesus. I started to sing:
Name above all names.
God is with us.
Two lines in, my Monkey Boy pipes up, "Hey, I know this song!"
I smiled and nodded at him.
"I know it from when I was a baby!"
He is exactly right. When he was a very small baby and he would be up in the middle of the night and crying inconsolably, I was sing that song quietly, over and over again. As much to calm my own spirit as to quiet him.
I have to tell you that I was a little freaked out as well as elated that he remembered that. I am sure I must have sang it around him since, but I honestly can't remember doing it.
Oh, I have to write this down. Every night when I am putting the two of them to bed (they still share a room) they say prayers. When Monkey boy prays he always says, "... and thank you Jesus I love Mommy and Girly..."
And Girly always pipes up right away and says, "Awww, Monkey! You yuv me?" Just as if she had never heard those words before and had no idea that her big brother loves her to pieces. They are adorably great friends.
I have a birthday post for Kalila in the works, but I can't find my journal and I really want to check my post against what I wrote then, so I should have it up later this week.
I also have a post about the winner of my birthday giveaway to put up tonight. I will get it up, I promise!