Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Whatcha doin' in there????


After reading books one night last week, Lily's face disappeared into her pajamas (as pictured), and I could hear her muffled whispers. So I, of course, asked her what she was doin' in there. To which she replied "pwaying". I asked her why she had her head in her PJs to pray...and her reply was "Cuz God is in my heart - and my heart is in here!"

As if that wasn't sweet enough...I leaned in closer to hear her prayer. It went something like this: "God and Jesus, pwease heal my papa cuz he got hit on his moto-cycle...and take care of ev-wee-one in da world. I love you soooo much. Haymen."

(Yes, my dad had been hit by a car while riding his motorcycle and got banged up a bit - but he is fine...PRAISE THE LORD!)


I love that she is praying on her own now. She will randomly list different people off at night for God to take care of. She mentions family members that live out of state (she does NOT understand why people we love choose to live OUT of this fine state) haha. I also love how much she is learning about God, and how she truly loves Him already, at her young age. She talks about Him all the time. In the car the other day she was rattling on and on..."Mommy, when we do some-ting bad, it's called a sin but God takes our sins and puts them FAR away. I learned dat fwom my devotional you wead me evewee-day." She has plenty of questions about Him too. (Why is He a spirit? How can I hear Him when I can't SEE Him? etc)


She just amazes me over and over again. I keep thinking that one of these days the "awe" factor will subside a bit, but that's not happening. I am 100%, crazy, ga-ga, head over heals in love with this child!


Preschool is going extremely well. She loves it SO much, and has already made some buddies - we actually have our first "playdate" after class tomorrow. A couple of the other moms have volunteered in class already and they both commented to me on how "smart" and "sweet" Lily is. Makes a momma very proud! And, I'm taking advantage of that time to myself - it's been really good for me too.


So, that's it for now. We're just enjoying our fall - although, it still feels a whole lot like summer around here. (and I'm NOT complaining)

32 comments:

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Lily is AMAZING..
One day I will see her with my own eyes... and probably think she is even sweeeter then I think she is now..
I feel better thanks to Lily..
Tell her THANK YOU and Aunt Tim LOVES her very much and she made me feel better with her prayers..
Hugs..
Love ya girly..

Denise C said...

OH what a precious little girl she is! I love her sweet little heart! You are one very blessed Mommy!!!
I am so glad your daddy was not hurt in the accident...oh my, I know that had to be very scary!
I am thrilled that preschool is going perfectly!...and yes, oh yes, Miss Lily is absolutely one smart cookie!!! She amazes me with the things she comes out with! That, my dear, is a direct reflection of her precius Mommy and Daddy's guidance in her life! Way to go! You strut those proud peacock feathers, Momma!!! :)

Love and hugs!!!
Denise

Paula said...

That is so great that she loves God at such a young age. What a good mommie you are to teach her of how great our God is. I'm glad your dad is ok.

LaLa said...

That is the sweetest thing I have read in a long time. What a beautiful girl she is inside and out.

You and hubby are doing a fantastic job raising a godly child who will become a godly woman!

PIPO said...

How very sweet.

You're doing one fine job, mama.

missy said...

What an incredible little girl she is, Nikki! I know you are so incredibly proud of her! I think that is the sweetest post : )

amy said...

what a precious little girl!! That would make my heart smile!

Linette said...

I just love Lily's sweet heart! She reminds me SO much of Hannah with what she says and does. I'm like you..I keep thinking the awe factor will wear off but it never does. These girls are just SO precious and we are so very blessed! Her sweet prayer made my day!

kerri said...

Lily just makes me smile from ear to ear, she has such a sweet little soul.
I am so relieved your Father is okay!!

Beverly said...

that is so sweet!!

Janet said...

That is so adorable! I love to hear my children pray too!

Mr.Brian said...

See they do listen and learn.
What a sweet post.
Glad your dad is OKAY

Monica said...

Lily is so precious!

Kathy and Joel said...

Glad that she is loving preschool and that you are enjoying the weather. It has been so beautiful here as well. :)

Beckyb said...

I LVOE that - so sweet. I love to hear CHloe pray too - she pauses just like big people and says big things like "Jesus, we just LOVE you SO much!" Makes me smile!

Steffie B. said...

Just precious.....she is such a sweet girl....just like her Momma....have a great weekend! ;)

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

Nikki~

That is by far one of the sweetest replies ever. So beautiful how the littlest of us love Him so purely!

Anne Marie said...

I bet everyone who crosses Lily's path loves her! How could you not?!? I am 100% certain God is in that little heart.

I'm glad your dad is OK!!!

Beth and Shayna said...

She is so darn sweet!

Michelle said...

That is soooo cute, Nikki! That God in our hearts is a bit tough for them to grasp, isn't it? Ella and I talk about that all of the time!

I am sorry to hear about your Dad's accident....but very thankful that he is okay!

Have a wonderful week-end!!!

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh Nikki....I know exactly what you mean. I LOVE to hear Lottie talk with God. She says God is itty bitsy because He lives in her heart.

She pulled Emma Jane's hair about three times today so tonight after all the dust had settled I told her that she needs to have a good heart and love her little sister. She said, "I do has a good heart...see...look in dere...God is in dere..." Hmmm...pretty much nothing else for a Mom to say after that!

Tiffany said...

What an amazing little lady she is!

Kristi said...

We already new she was so smart and sweet! I am liking my mornings as well! I can catch up a bit!

Gee Gee said...

Nikki, you are raising the most unique, sweet, gifted, happy and loving little girl. You are doing an AMAZING job teaching her all she needs to know as she grows up. Cudos to you & Jay...

Heather said...

Nikki -

Lily is so incredibly sweet, what a lovebug!There is nothing like the prayers of a child whose heart is so pure with her prayers. I love it!

I hope your father is feeling well - that is a scare!

Have a wonderful week.
Heather

mommy24treasures said...

yep, that is a pretty sweet girl you have... no doubt about it:)

Enjoy the fall, friend...

Jonni said...

Hi honey,

Lily is just a little sugar-bear and I am so sorry to hear about daddy's accident. Hope he is feeling better. How scary. Love you all.

Hugs,
Jonni

Amie@HeartSmiles said...

Oh this one had me smiling BIG time! How precious!

Glad to hear your dad is okay!!

Thanks for sharing the smiles!

:)
Amie

redmaryjanes said...

Oh my word, she is just so precious. I love that she knows God is in her heart.

Chris and Deb said...

Those prayers are so precious! This age is just so special. I never want this sweet innocent age to end!....this is such a sweet post! Glad that Daddy is going to be ok too!

Mommy Spice said...

That is one of the SWEETEST posts EVER!! I just love it! You really could write a book called Lily's Perspective...or something like that. She just says the cutest things. But this one...priceless!!

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