Saturday, September 27, 2008

The power of presence...

Normally when my kids are in the bathtub, I am right outside the room with my laptop. Today I decided to sit in on their bath and a wonderful opportunity came up!

Kylie told me that I was the best mom ever! I asked, what makes me the best mom? These were her answers
~ I pray with her
~ I spend quality time with her
~ I read to her
~ I give her yummy treats to eat
~ I hike with her
and others but you get the gist. Those are her exact words and not embellished by me! I was shocked at the maturity of her answers. Her answers were humbling as usually I feel that I am pushing her aside to do the things that I want to do - check email, make one more blog post etc...

So our conversation then turned to the spiritual side of life. She spoke about hell and heaven and what you had to do to get to both places. She accepted Jesus into her heart at 3 but Luke has not - until today that is! So right after bath time Luke prayed something that went like this:

Dear Jesus, thank you for dying on the cross for me. Thank you for taking away my sins. Jesus, please come into my heart. Amen.

That is something as a parent you treasure. Luke, I pray that you hold fast to your faith, that you continue to love Him and in turn love others.

On a lighter note, Kylie asked me if Daddy had Jesus in his heart. I said of course honey! Somehow the conversation then turned to future spouses. She said that she will make sure she asks the man before she marries him because she will not want to have a husband who does not love Jesus! After a minute or two, she said "Mommy? What if he is so handsome I forget to ask?" I about died with laughter! That's my girl!


  1. Just catching up on some posts I've missed. This one is precious!!! And that last comment has me roflol!!! What a moment!



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