Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Power of Prayer

Over the past several months Emily's imagination has totally taken off and I'm amazed everyday at what that little mind of hers comes up with. I've been meaning to start a "Funny things Emily says" regular post. But the trouble with a 2 year old is you're so busy keeping up with them that you don't have time to post all the funny things they say! So here's tofay's installment. And I promise to be more diligent in the coming months.

Now, the reason for the title about prayer was today's toddler moment. While shopping today Emily found a cute set of newborn nightgowns. The conversation went something like this:

Emily: Awe, these are cute.
Me: Well, Emily, those are for little bitty babies.
Emily: Mommy, I want us to have a tiny baby.
Me: Well, maybe you should ask Jesus for a baby.
Emily: (Immediately sits down under the rack and folds her little hands) Jesus, please can I have a baby sister? Amen.
Me: (tears in my eyes)

fast forward to car ride home...

Emily: Mommy, we need to tell Jesus about the Veggie Tales movie and the Lolly-pops.
Me: Baby, I'm sure He knows, Jesus can see everything.
Emily: But we still need to tell Him about everyting (Misspelling intentional)
Me: OK. "Jesus, thank you for today, thank you for our time together and for the Veggie Tales movie. I'm so grateful for my sweet baby girl who has been soooo good today." (With a little wink to the backseat) "Amen."
Emily: No Mommy, we need to ask Him for a baby, remember.
Me: Ok, "Jesus, please send us a baby sister for Emily."
Emily: No, Mommy. Jesus is going to give us TWO babies.
Me: (trying not to swerve off the road) No, ma'am. How about we just ask for one baby.
Emily: No. A baby brother AND a baby sister.
Me: Well, Em, babies are hard work. Let's just ask for one baby.
Emily: No mommy. You just have to try real hard. I know you could do it. You just gotta try real hard.
Me: (Trying so hard not to laugh) Ok Em.
Emily: No, Mommy you gotta ASK Jesus for two babies.
Me: OK, here it goes. Jesus, please send us (choke) two babies and the grace to handle them!

So if in a few months you see a post that I've been committed, you will know that prayer works!