Saturday, May 19, 2012

"Hi God!"

Tonight, Baby Girl had her first dance recital. On the way home, she suddenly exclaimed, "It's my favorite colors--orange and purple and pinkish-blueish." I commented on the beginnings of sunset above the clouds. (It was, in fact, quite pretty.) Then the conversation went like this:

Baby Girl: It is pretty. I can even see the people in the world.

Me: Really? Wow!

Baby Girl: (with a serious expression as she looks at me) I can even see God!

Me: I'm so glad.


Baby Girl: (excitedly) Hi God!

Me: Did you know God can see you?

Baby Girl: Hi God! (looking at me pouting-ly) I can't hear God.

Me: I know sweetie, but God can see you. God is always with us.

That's as far as it went as we turned into the driveway of the place we stopped for ice cream to celebrate the recital night!

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Any *May* a Beautiful Change

Katherine is hosting a blog carnival today. So, on this May 1st, I'm doing a new thing--joining a blog carnival! It's all about beautiful changes, which since it is May 1st, I had to do.... May 1st is a significant day for me. In fact, I wrote about it in 2008. But today I'll add even more. May 1st, 2010 was the day after exactly 7 years in my first call, I began my second call. Today marks two years in this place, this place where I feel that I am supposed to be at this part of life's journey. May 1st, 2011 I was wondering when my second baby would decide to make her appearance. That happened on May 4th. So, for me--May brings lots of beautiful changes. I always think of my sense of call--both in terms of church vocation, but also in the rest of life--my call to be a wife and a mommy. I did stop on my way home today and bought Hershey's kisses again. But more importantly I think of my two amazing girls, both May babies and think of the beautiful changes that happen each and every day in them. I look at Precious, now just days away from age 1, and Baby Girl, now just weeks away from age 4, and my heart swells with love for them. And though part of me hates to think of all the changes yet to come because I'll miss my babies, I know that there will be lots more beautiful changes.