Thursday, July 14, 2011

Pillow Talk

"God, thank you for my little boys. And thank you for sunshine and rain, and for books and for friends. Amen. . . .Good night, guys."

"Good night, Mommy."

"Hey, Mommy?" says the little one.


"I wanted to pray for you too."

"Okay, sweet boy."

I sat beside him on his bottom bunk.

"Dear God, thank you for my food, and for my home, and thank you for my friends, and thank you for making my mommy. Amen."

An aside reason to teach my children to talk to God: They're learning to pray for me, too.


Cristi said...


Penny said...

Awww, that's lovely. What sweet young men you are raising up! And what a blessing they will be to their wives and children one day. You are doing an amazing job, Tricia! :)

txartist62 said...

so sweet!

Lauren said...

Caden & I "talk" to God (aka pray) every night before bed and every prayer starts the same way, "Thank you for Brycie's house (Nicole Smith McMillen's son/house), thank you for Mimi and Bembaum's house (my parents)...." and then he/we add on a few others for the night. I am not sure why these two have stuck with him, but I love that kids feel so open to always remember to thank God. Good to read that other little boys have lots of "thank yous" as well.