We went to the Mardi Gras Kids Parade at PCB. I could not find Karas' toboggan so this is what happened. People were taking pictures but she did not care!
Do Not Fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you. Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
I am sure that I have heard and read this verse before but I read it lately and it really stood out to me. I love it and it is currently my favorite verse. That's it.
The other day I was subbing in a Kindergarten classroom and I told a student to take a paper home and have mommy read over it with him. He told me that he did not have a mommy. Divorce is so prevalent these days, so I just assumed that he lived with Daddy. WRONG! I asked him where mommy was and he replied "Heaven". I said, "you know what? My daddy lives there to. They probably know each other, you think?" He said with a little smile, "yeah, probably" and laid down on his nap mat. I fought back tears with all that I had and even shed some because the room was dark for naptime. He didn't though. He was fine with it. He handled the conversation much better than I did. I realized at that moment that I felt 5 years old. I felt like me and this precious little boy had a deep connection. I was 25 when my dad died but I literally felt 5 years old. I don't think it is easy at any age but his "Childlike" faith has stayed in my mind. Jesus tells us to have childlike faith and this little boy was a testimony to that for me. He knew that mommy was in heaven with Jesus. He trusted that, He believed that, and He took his nap.
Things the Kingster is saying these days:
"Mommy, I need a pop tart please"....."Mommy, You Understand Me?"
"Mommy, You are a big girl, do not be Ugy (ugly) to Daddy!"
His Prayers (precious) He ends them with "Good Night Jesus"
Before bed "Mommy, I need to brush my teeth and put on my oderant (deoderant)" (then I have to ooh and ahh over his clean teeth and fresh underarms.
"Wait.....Wait......Just wait a minute" (with both hands up) (usually when I am telling him to do something)
"Kingsley how was your day at school?".............."Don't talk mommy" (I guess he is tired?)
We were at the beach last weekend and I had a bag that I was putting shells in. Apparently the seagulls thought that it was food because 100 of them suddenly appeared over mine and King's head. I threw the bag and started running. King was behind me screaming "Mommy wait" "Mommy wait.... I love you". I guess that he was reminding me so that I wouldn't leave him behind. Too funny!