Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Child's Prayer


Usually Magson kneels with his head in the pillow and says something like this over and over again during his prayers:

I thank thee that we could have a great, great day...
I thank thee that we could have a great, great time,
And I thank thee for this great, great day...

I've been trying to help him think of more things to say, and this last week I've especially encouraged him to ask for some patience. Or maybe it's me that needs the patience? Anyway, to my surprise and despite his muffled voice, I've managed to catch a few pleas for patience here and there. But I haven't been able to catch everything, and since his prayers have suddenly gotten considerably longer and less repetitive, tonight I stuffed my head into the pillow next to his so I could hear better.

This is what I caught:

Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank thee for this great, great day.
Please bless me to be patient.
Please bless me to have my own dad.
Please bless me to have my own mom.
Please bless me to have my own friends...

After he said "amen," I immediately asked him what it meant when he said he wanted his own mom?! I was feeling really sad that he was basically saying he didn't have a mom, a dad or friends. Heartbreaking!

His grinning reply: "It means I love you. I'm pretty sure that's what it means."

Whew.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Snaps: Proud Owners

We're going on day #3 of more snow and no school. (These particular pictures were taken on day #1.) And thanks to our winter wonderland, I'm now the proud owner of a really clean closet. Somehow all the snow has put me into spring cleaning mode.

This little one below is the proud owner of the only semi-decent pair of snow gloves in the family. Lucky her!


He's the proud owner of his very own snowman. (Don't worry, Magson does own better winter get-up than this. I just made him run back outside and get a picture taken with his snowman after he'd already shed his coat and gloves... he gave the snowman his hat.)


And this little miss is the proud owner of, well, ...I don't know exactly. Let's just say all things adorable!


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Define Shine

With the new year here and shining with so much potential, I have a million thoughts swirling. But I can't seem to make sentences out of them. All I know is I have a feeling twenty twelve is going to rock. Anyway, until I find words, I hope you enjoy these two pictures that caught my eye tonight.


All kinds of shimmer and shine, these two. xoxo

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