Tuesday, November 6, 2012

sols: a children's prayer

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A little moment from my family blog:

Every night we say prayers on the floor of the girls' bedroom.  P usually sits by Momma.  M wanders and crawls about the room even though every night we ask her to sit still.  (We even tried to tell her that's what God wanted her to do . . . didn't work.)

Tonight was no different.  We folded our hands and began our recited prayer.

"Now I lay me down to sleep . . . "  I peeked open my eyes to watch M.  P whispered to me to close my eyes.

"I pray the Lord our souls to keep . . . "  M pushed her folded hands towards our folded hands, a little game.

"Lord be with us through the night . . ."  M giggled and bounced on her knees.

"And keep us safe till morning bright. God bless . . ."  M tried completing a somersault in the cramped space between us and the cribs.

Daddy finished off the prayer as M continued to move about, unable to sit still.

"Amen."  We said in unison.

"No, I God bless now."  M said.

"God bless Mommy, Daddy, P, and CJ.  The church. All the children at school."

P added, "All the peoples at church and the kids at school."  

And then M jumped right back in with, "All the king's horses and all the king's men." 

We couldn't help but laugh out loud!

Little moments.  Quick to make you smile.  Quick to forget.  
Just write.  Little moments.


  1. I hear the read alouds coming through. You are so right, quick to smile, quick to forget, but now you won't forget. Lucky girls!

  2. M just marches to that different drummer, right? What a sweet, but funny moment. I'm looking forward to more from these two, Michelle.

  3. M is going to be quick in her responses and P is right behind - just waiting for her opening. And you don't think M's listening - ahh, she hears every word and takes it all in, until the right moment. It was so much fun watching and listening to both M & P when I visited! Thanks for sharing this moment and for saving it to be read many years in the future.

  4. I love this! Thanks for giving me my morning laugh. Between you and me I love that M is independent in her thinking even when told "the big guy" wants her to do something! :-)

  5. Thank you so much for sharing this private family experience. Thank you for sharing the laugh.

  6. I love it. Thanks for the smile.

  7. So cute! I love that you are capturing these little moments so you can always remember them!

  8. Thanks for the smiles! Makes me remember when my daughter was little. I can still see her bouncing around and singing, "Jump, jump, jump on the bed, the Bible tells me so." I love your closing words... Just write. Little moments.

  9. A tear, a chuckle and a smile! Thank you once again for an awesome post.

  10. Super cute! I bet God laughed too!

  11. That's great! Thank you for the laugh.


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