I'm learning a great deal from being a mom. Patience being the chief lesson. Of course, this is not a QUICK lesson - it comes in many many many parts and I've yet to receive that "master of patience" degree that I've been laboring over...
but this isn't about patience (unless of course we're talking about YOUR patience, then I might be trying it a tad...)
This is about prayers.
my sweet M - who is on the brink of turning 6 never forgets her prayers. She has been known to wake up yelling for me and when I get in there she lets me know that she needs to say her prayers now. (usually because she fell asleep downstairs and had to be carried to bed...)
her "prayer language" might need a little help - because we get an interesting blend of "we ask thee" mixed up with "bless us" - so "bless thee" it is even though we've tried and tried to change it.
She is also likely to pray for an interesting variety of things. She has prayed for the little girl in her class that forgets to be nice "bless thee that she can be not rude" and for a neighbor "bless thee that A can not bite her fingernails" and for her mother "bless thee that Mommy can smile and not be mad at me" (oh, that hurt!) - but tonight I was surprised... apparently she didn't like our choice of Family Activity yesterday because tonight the prayer included "bless thee that I never have to watch Princess and The Frog ever ever again"
but really - have you SEEN that shadow man? He's just plain freaky!