Monday, March 1, 2010

Bedtime Smiles

When I put Ashley to bed last night I was cuddling with her and we were just talking (one of my favorite things in life).  Out of the blue she said, "Mommy, do you know who really, really, really, really loves me??"  I said, "Who?" she responded, "God!"  My heart skipped a few beats and was instantly warm and fuzzy.  There is no greater joy than for me to hear that my daughter knows she is loved by God.  This made me especially happy because two weeks ago she had a rough day and ended the day with tears.  I recommended that she say a prayer and she told me she thought God wouldn't hear her because he forgot about her.  So I read her some stories from her Bible to remind her how much God loves her and how he has never forgotten about her and never will, I still went to bed crying that night, my heart ached.  Hearing her say God loved her last night was an answer to my prayers.

The funny part was that she ended the conversation like this...
Ashley:  Mom, I really wish Jesus was a girl and God was a boy.
Me: (kind of giggling) Why?
Ashley:  Because then I would have a girl Jesus and a boy God and it would be more fun.
Me: Why would it be more fun?
Ashley: Because I like to color and paint with girls and I like to ride bikes with boys silly!

We ended the night with a good laugh and a big squeeze, a wonderful way to end the weekend.


Carolyn said...

What a heartwarming story. I love the part about painting and riding bikes too.