Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Never too early to learn

After weeks and weeks of sick kids (OK, it was actually only two weeks, but trust me, it felt much much longer!), when all the big kids finally went back to school this week, Cate and I got out of the house and went straight to the park. She loves to slide and swing and with the temperatures a bit cooler (well, they were 90 on this day), we were anxious to get out of the house!

After our fun at the park, I was rocking her to sleep and singing my favorite going-to-sleep song, "Jesus Loves Me." Cate looked up at me with her big eyes and said, "Mommy, does Jesus live in our hearts?" I said, "He does if we ask Him to, sweetie." "Oh," she said, "well, where does He live until then?"

Ah, my little one, even at just almost-three-years-old, you are asking the right questions. Jesus doesn't want to live anywhere except in our hearts. May you -- as your big kids before you -- grow in His wisdom, making the decision as soon as you can understand to let Him lead and guide you in everything you do. For that, sweet Cate, is the greatest blessing of them all.


The Gillentines said...

Carol, I went to your blog page after I saw it on the Tupelo alum website. I so much enjoyed it. You have an awesome family and you are strong in your faith in God, which is what it takes to walk this life we are in. I am knew to this blog stuff and I started my family blog page a couple of weeks ago and love it. I will check yours out from time to time. Keep strong in your faith.
Kerrie Lothorp Gillentine

Len said...

I love the pictures!!!!

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

....out of the mouths of babes...

Love this and you!