Monday, February 04, 2008

i just put rachel to bed. i try to remember to say prayers with her before bed so she can learn the habit (it's also a good habit for me!). rachel has learned a little prayer song from her aunt melissa that we always sing before we eat and now whenever i say it's time to pray she automatically sings it. it's to the tune of "are you sleeping, brother john"

thank you, Jesus. thank you, Jesus.
for our food. for our food.
help us to obey You. help us to obey You.
Amen. Amen.

she can sing it all by herself, every word, with no help, and sometimes she even folds her hands and closes her eyes.

well tonight, i told her we needed to pray for her pa-pa to get better, who is in the hospital. she automatically started to sing her little song about food... or so i thought. she made the following alterations all by herself:

thank you, Jesus. thank you, Jesus.
for our pa-pa. for our pa-pa.
help us to obey You. help us to pa-pa.
A-pa-pa. A-pa-pa.

what can you even say about this? i think it must be the sweetest thing that's ever happened or going to happen... ever.


Caleb and Adrienne said...

Too Cute!

Jason and Kathleen said...

we will have to get rachel to say the prayer at puggles! that will be so cute! she is a smart one...showing compassion so early.