Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Trains and Theology

Today I took Joshua and Abby Kate for their dental appointment. Abby Kate was a bit unsure about the whole thing and gave everyone quite a problem. (I should have known the day that we had ahead of us. Last night when I told her where we were going the next day, she started crying and said that she only wanted to stay home. The same thing happened this morning.) Joshua did great, as he usually does. Since I take them both in at the same time, I usually go back and forth between their two rooms. As I was going in to check on Joshua, I overheard him talking to Ms. Scarlet. I got so tickled listening to what he was telling her.

"Hey, do you know that I have a train in my mouth?"

"Really?"

"Yeah, do you know what he says? He says, CHOOOOOOOOOOO, CHOOOOOOOOOO!!!!"


Joshua was very concerned about Abby Kate. She was crying and he asked Ms. Scarlet what was wrong with her. She kindly told him that she was probably just a little nervous, but that she would be okay. He looked up and told Ms. Scarlet that "God will be with my Abby Kate. He will make it all better." Isn't that just the sweetest?

Joshua has been asking me a lot of questions about God. I absolutely LOVE the opportunity that I have been given to answer his questions. The other day, he asked me if we all die. And then he later asked me if God wants him to come and live with Him in heaven. I pray that I will be the mother that my children need me to be.

6 comments:

THE MORROW FAMILY said...

What a sweet brother being so concerned about his sister. I love those things he said. I bet Scarlet loved having him in today. :) And those comments about God seem so "grown-up". It is rewarding to hear those things, I'm sure. You are doing a great job, Sunny. Raising children is an overwhelming responsibility...something you just have to pray, pray, and pray about. I feel like many times I have such a long way to go myself spiritually speaking before I can teach my kids the right things. Maybe it's good for them to see, though, that Mommy and Daddy aren't perfect either. I hope so atleast. :)

Brooke said...

My heart jsut melted when I read what Joshua said. He is such a tender heart! Ya'll must be doing something right!

Trey and Bri Maharrey said...

You should be proud to have such a loving and concerned son. You know that this concern will come in handy when they get a little older ; Looks like he is going to be very protective. I agree with Brooke that you must be doing it right for him to have such a grasp on things like the care and concern for Abby Kate and the thoughtfulness of the questions about god. Love the stories!!!

Supabloggasuprememama said...

That is so sweet. I still haven't taken aiden for his first appointment yet. guess thats bad...

Jamey said...

He's so sweet. What a great brother.

Corey & Alisha said...

So precious! He is very insightful for a 3 1/2 year old! You guys are doing a great job with your kids.