I have been SO enjoying my four year old lately! I love this age he's at. I love his honesty and sincerity and just his overall sweetness!
He is ALL about praying right now. I love that he is quick to remind us if we fail to say the blessing at mealtime--regardless of whether we are at home or eating out. And he'll just stop and pray sometimes during the middle of the day. We're not even talking about prayer, when it occurs to him to stop and say a prayer. (Is that a great example, or what?!)
The other night he was drawing a picture and then he stopped, looked up at me and said, "I want to pray now." And here is what he said...in his most serious voice...
"Dear God...Thank you for this night. Thank you for the children. Thank you for the mommies and daddies. Thank you for Miss Ashley. (his teacher) In Jesus' name, Amen."
When we walk into school each morning he wants to first say a prayer. (LOVE that!) Usually it sounds something like: "Dear God, please help Anna be nice to her friends today. And bring Taylor and Daddy and Sarah all home safely today. In Jesus' name, Amen."
Something else that really touched my heart...late yesterday he was sitting at the kitchen table with Sarah while she was doing homework. He said "Mommy, can I write Kendall a letter?" (this the daughter of one of my friends and his FIRST "crush"!) I got him some paper and he asked me to show him how to write the words he wanted to say. He would tell me a sentence at a time, and I would write it out clearly on a scrap piece of paper. He would then write it as best he could on his letter. This is what he wrote: "Dear Kendall, I love you. I miss you. I wish you could come see me."
He stopped at that point and said "Hmmm...what's something else I could say that is sweet?" And he said "I know! Mommy, show me how to write "Next time I see you I will bring you a flower."
I LOVE THIS BOY. How awesome would it be if he lived the rest of his life being so prayerful and so kind to others?!
Did I mention...Every single day he says to me, "Mommy, I think you are very beautiful." :)