4.25.2007

Who put a quarter in this one???

I'm not sure who did it, but someone has put a quarter in Natalie. She has spent the last couple of days copy-catting everything Ella does & says. Sometimes she copies what I say. This morning Ella is at preschool. I sat down to eat a little oatmeal, and Natalie runs up, "What are you having? (which comes out more like ah-ving)" I told her, and she said, "I have cereal...in bowl...with milk on it...and spoon??!!" Then she came back for more "I have more cereal? Could I? Could I, could I?" Such a chatterbug for a little girl who just turned 2. My favorite with her as of late, has been her rendition of "Oh how I love Jesus." It just goes on and on, never getting to the "Because He first loved me" part.

Which brings me to the tear-jerking mommy moment of the week. We had some storms roll through on Saturday night, and as I was putting Ella to bed, she was starting to traumatize over it. Then she said, "Mom, do you know who can keep us safe from the storm? God can." Regaining my composure I told her she was absolutely right. So I told her when I was a little girl, I prayed to ask Jesus into my heart so he would always be with me. She kind of ignored me, but then said God was in her heart to keep her safe. Well the first thing she did Sunday morning was tell the woman at Sunday School, "And it was storming last night, but I don't have to be scared because God is in my heart to keep me safe." So sweet, and such a good reminder for me of what it means to have faith like a child.

4 comments:

The Doublemint Gang said...

That's just beautiful! What more can be said?

Amy said...

Goosebumps and shivers here in Utah!

Southern Belle Wanna Be said...

Bless her dear heart, that is so sweet! It's amazing how simple things are for little children! Thanks for writing again. I check your blog every couple of days to see what's new :). I should just send you a newsy email. (I'm getting the lingo down so maybe I should just go ahead and change my name to Southern Belle...)

Amy said...

Is the quarter all used up? Time for a new post? Wondering how things are going in your neck of the woods....