Friday, October 1, 2010

.Living the minivan dream.

There are days when you are reassured that you are doing something right as a parent.  I'll be honest, my days of this can seem few and far between. Don't get me wrong…the amazingness of my babies is overwhelming…I know that they are WONDERFUL.  I know I had a hand in it.  I  also know that sometimes my tone towards them can resemble an AC/DC song, except not in a good way. Gosh, I love AC/DC…mainly on the freeway. That's not the point of this story.

Why I am writing, is because I do not want to forget my epiphany wonderful parent moments of today.  Both happened in the car, like so many epiphany moments do. We were listening to Air 1, the christian station. (Do I always do this, of course not, sometimes you just need to hear classic rock.)…Anyway, there we were. And Air 1 is having their pledge drive where they need to raise money to keep broadcasting.  So they play a message of a woman crying.  She had been going through a divorce, and was really encouraged by the music.  I was semi listening, waiting for the next song to come on.  Shai yells from the back seat, "Mom! Turn it down!"…Me: "What??"…Shai: "We need to pray for that woman crying RIGHT NOW!" 

Here it comes. The epiphany.  My child KNOWS that her prayers shift things. She is 6.  She knows that the quickest way to relieve pain, is to turn to her creator and ask for help.  AWESTRUCK does not even begin to describe my feelings.  She is moved by someone else grieving, and wants to help.  Her compassion is undeniable. I have a 6 year old who wants to help a woman on the radio. 

So we stop and we pray our hearts out for this person. We pray for comfort for her family, for kind words, and for healing.  We pray for other things too.  We pray for peace in her life.  And then we turn the music up and keep driving.

And then I get another one.  God is good to me.  I peek in my rear view mirror, at a little princess with her eyes closed and her hands in the air.  She is worshiping her little soul out. She is 2. My life is good. My kids are on their way to having more wisdom than me tomorrow.  Shoot, they already do.  I am thankful.

Proverbs 22:6   "Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it."