Finding God's grace in normal life

Friday, January 15, 2010

Teachable Moments-Weddings

Tonight while driving in the car, Karson began to ask about see during quiet time in his room he found a plastic ring and calling it his wedding ring and put it on his finger. Thus prompting his wedding conversation...he asked will I be married and live by myself? Will I get married when I am a grown up? I told him he could get married if he wanted to when he was a grown up...he asked if he would marry Karis. I talked about how you marry someone who isn't in your family, not your sister or your mother, and someone who is your best friend. He then named his best friend (who is a boy of course) and said he would marry Sam. I said boys marry girls and girls marry boys...then he decided he would marry Sam's sister and Karis could marry Sam. I thought this was funny and quite smart...he thought since he couldn't be with his family, whom he cannot imagine life without, he would marry his friend. Karson then said, can I ask Ella to marry me? I told him that maybe when he was a grown up he would ask her. I don't think that this moment we just arranged a marriage, but it will be interesting to see if he chooses to talk to Ella about this, let's see.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Nite Nite Moon

Goodnight Moon is a book that I received from someone when Karson was born, and since then I have read it countless times to both him and his sister. Tonight with both of them cuddled in my lap while we rocked back and forth together in the almost 4 year old rocking chair, I once again read Goodnight Moon. Only this time, Karson said most of the words. Now he's done this before due to the times we've read it together he has it memorized, but tonight it hit me a little hit me in my heart. I listened as he "read" it to his sister and I and he even quietly said, "hush" when it was in the book, to which his sister mimicked him by whispering too. I sat still and took a mental picture...and thought back to about 2 years ago...we were walking into our house one night and Karson stopped in the driveway and looked up at the bright shinning moon. He didn't have alot of words, but he pointed with his little stumpy finger and and said, "nite, nite moon." I can hear his little voice echo in my ear like it just happened. Fast forward back to tonight and I hear Karis copy her brother and say "nite moon." Time is going by so quickly and yet some days seem to creep by with interesting monotony though I don't want them to speed up. I'm reminded of a verse in 1 Thessalonians that says, "Be joyful always...give thanks in all circumstances" Thank you Lord for the two little lives that I have been blessed with, two little souls that bring so much joy into my life. Nite, nite Moon.