Its been an amazing week around here.
My mom came to town last week so that she could help with the kids while I had my impacted wisdom teeth removed. Â It wasn’t a fun experience (duh), but I think I managed it pretty well. Â Tomorrow will be a week since the surgery. Â My cheek is still bruised… My jaw is a little creaky… I keep getting food stuck back there… but its doing well overall.
So, how funny is it that during this time when I’m talking like I have golf balls in my mouth, one of the most important events of my life (that requires talking!) would take place!
My son has these little worksheets that he gets each week from church. Â He loves doing them each week. Â They usually include reading the story for the week from the Bible, a few little word games, and then some application questions. Â I’ve been helping to teach in his class, and he and I have been talking a lot about salvation, sins, heaven, souls, you name it. Â
This weeks lesson was all about restoring our friendships with God. Â My two oldest and I were having a great conversation about all sorts of theological issues. Â We’ve been discussing it for weeks, and I’ve been trying to let them lead, ask questions, and really sort through their thoughts. Â When we got to the end of the little worksheet for the week, it had a place to pray. Â Without going into too much detail, they both had prayers that they wanted to pray to Jesus, asking Him into their heart to forgive them of their sins and be their Savior. Â It was so humbling to be there for such an important spiritual marker for each of them. Â It was not exactly how I would’ve pictured it (with me bruised and hardly able to open my jaw, LOL), but it was absolutely perfect.
So I think we’re going to get them each their own Bible for Christmas. Â Joe and I had a huge talk last night about the good and the trials that come from being saved early in life. Â We were each saved at around the same ages as our children, and we can guess some of what the road ahead may look like. Â We want it to be alive and real in their heart – not just their heads. Â We feel like there are so many ways where we are still just starting to -get it-, and we don’t want them to miss out on those living, breathing areas of relationship with God. Â
We know that being Christians from an early age really helped us through our tough times in life, and was a vital foundation. Â We talked once again about how we want our children to be comfortable discussing doubts, other beliefs, and anything else that comes to their mind. Â We try to be the kind of family that is super open about that kind of stuff. Â We have a lot of conversations around here about everything from Gandhi’s wisdom to evolution, so I hope that we are able to keep an open dialogue with our children for their whole lives. Â We also talked about how the best way to teach them is for us to live it passionately and wildly, lol. Â So, hopefully we’ll at least have that part covered!
Anyways, thanks for reading if you made it this far. Â It was a special day in our house, and I feel so humbled.