Thursday, April 28, 2011
Earlier this week I decided to ask Jude if he wanted to pray on his own, all by himself. To which he shyly replied, "Nope, I don't know how." Trying to encourage him to step outside his comfort zone I said, "Yeah you do bud. Just like mommy and daddy do with you every night- you just talk to God." I heard him take a deep breath and with a little bit of attitude say, "Fine mom, I'll do it." To which I squeezed his hand and said "That a boy, okay- go ahead!".
So here you have Jude's very first solo prayer....
Jude: "Jesus? Jesus?! JESUS?!" (each time he said it he got louder and louder, as if he expected a response back.)
Me: "Jesus can hear you bud, go ahead." (as I tried not to smile or laugh knowing that he would stop praying if I embarrassed him in the least.)
Jude: "Thank you for our blessings. Thank you for making good choices. Thank you for making the good choice to die on the cross for our sins (melt my heart moment). Thank you for pirates and super heros (truly the important things in life... well, to a 4 year old at least!). Thank you for my puzzle fireman, my puzzle knight, and my puzzle worker man. Thank you for all our food (sounds like his daddy!). Please be with the people in Opia (the way he says Ethiopia) who do not have food... like Isa (love my tender hearted boy!). Bring Isa home so he can have a mommy and daddy... MY mommy and daddy. Wait... who is going to be my mom and dad?! (said with a little bit of panic in his voice)."
Me: "We're still going to be your mom and dad Jude, always!"
Jude: "Oh, okay (with a tone of relief). Amen then."
Posted by Joshua and Hilary at 3:04 PM